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Engineering Design Manager


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid: 

Engineering Design Manager
Flexible working with regular travel to Plymouth

£45,000 - £55,000

Full time / Permanent 


We have new opportunities for an Engineering Design Manager to join us at Babcock in the Engineering Support Hub. The Engineering Support Hub is a key customer facing department within the Engineering Services Business Unit, responsible for delivering design solutions for extensive and diverse infrastructure upgrades and improvements across the entire Devonport site and often beyond. 


The demands on our facilities are constantly changing as the pursuit of modern safety standards, adopting an Asset Management approach, and changing requirements drives the need for revised and enhanced engineering solutions. The provision of safe, available, and capable facilities is at the heart of the Naval Base, which supports Devonport’s operational requirements.
Who we are looking for?


As an Engineering Design Manager, we are looking for you to have a strong technical background and a sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice. You will have experience of the design lifecycle, cost control and scheduling, and the ability to self-manage and produce information and outputs with little guidance. We are looking for you to be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills as you manage and engage with multiple stakeholders.


We welcome applicants from all engineering backgrounds including but not limited to; project management, design management, electrical, mechanical, systems. 


What will you be doing?


As an Engineering Design Manager, you will be significant in managing the delivery of assigned single, and multi-discipline, design projects to the required scope, quality standards, schedule and cost in support of modifications and upgrades to Devonport’s infrastructure. You will utilise your experience and competence to integrate with a multidisciplinary organisation acting as the single point of technical contact for all stakeholders, including our external supply chain. 


You will be involved with a diverse range of infrastructure projects to operate, maintain, and enhance the capability of the Naval Base. You will be responsible for managing the technical elements of projects to enable desired outcomes by assessing user and safety requirements as well as reporting progress to the Engineering Delivery Manager.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing part of our business undergoing significant transformation to support the Devonport Facilities requirements of the Future Maritime Support Programme. 
The experience you’ll bring 


You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers? 


•    Enhanced employment terms and conditions
•    Money purchase pension scheme
•    Life assurance
•    Share ownership scheme
•    Occupational health services
•    Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
•    Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
•    Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts


About Babcock International and Devonport


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 


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Application Guidance: 


All applications should be made online.
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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