FLM (C) 24 months FTC

Posting Date: 13 January 2021

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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FLM(C) 24 months FTC
Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £33,210


About the role
We’re looking for a FLM(C) 24 months FTC within the Submarines business unit to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.


You will manage all production work allocated to targets set on cost, time and quality whilst maintaining safety, environmental and hygiene standards commensurate with the work in progress for your own, other trades and subcontractors where so affected by your work.


Using your knowledge you will contribute technical input in deriving best schedules for their own work and the composition/skill base for the team. As required contribute technical input to other multi-disciplined teams within the Ship Zone he/ she operates.  You will control/supervise resources allocated in achieving the main purpose of the job (may be multi-disciplined). As well as control the allocation of the team members using best advantage of individual skills/attribute in meeting productivity, overtime, utilisation targets and delivery targets, reporting progress on a regular basis.


In accordance with Company Policy manage discipline and compliance processes and policies of their team.  You will capture and report additional, rework activities, record and report accurate bookings of individual attended contribution in undertaking work activities.


As the FLM(C) you will develop, sustain and generate meaningful individual training/improvement programmes.  Provide a focal point for communication for their team and act as good counsel for the team generating teamwork and a safe environment from which high order of working relations may be achieved. 


You will deputise for Production Zone Manager during leave periods and any other role as directed by the Production Zone Manager which is deemed to be within the capabilities of the post holder.


What do I need to do the role?
You will be qualified to an ONC or equivalent level, in an Engineering / Technical Subject or as determined by the Recruiting Manager due to previous relevant experience.


We would also like you to have experience in the following areas:
• Competent in verbal & written communications.
• The ability to interface with managers & customers.
• The ability to manage staff, agency workers and subcontractors as required.
• Confident in managing product safety standards and H&S compliance.
• Understanding of and experience of major structural repairs iaw Lloyd’s Naval Ship Rules.
• Previous experience in an Engineering or Technical Environment relevant to the role
• Computer literate and experienced in operating company systems.


What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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.


Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.
Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.
It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.
All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.
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.
This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.


Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.


Closing date: 26th January 2021


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