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Package & Interface Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Package & Interface Manager x 2
Business Unit: Base Services
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
Salary: £ 43,445.00


About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit two new Package & Interface Managers.


The Factory Group primarily exists to support Surface Ship and Submarine refit projects on the Devonport site. In addition to this, the factory undertakes commercial work as well as work for other Babcock sites including nuclear and non-nuclear related infrastructure. The Programme Management department exists to ensure the correct level of resources are available within the factory at all times to optimise the service offered to all of the respective factory customers and ensure the most efficient and cost effective production methods are utilised.


Main Purpose of Role:
This is an exciting and new opportunity to continually shape and develop the pivotal role of Package & Interface Manager (PIM) within the Factory Group. Working within a small team of PIM’s, you will manage the customer interface between the Factory and Project Teams or Site Business (new and existing) including identification and monitoring of project risks (threats and opportunities), plan and implement response to these and respond to other issues that affect the project. You will ensure that their requirements are clearly communicated, in a timely manner, to the Master Scheduler to allow detailed planning at a work cell level to be undertaken prior to the arrival of demand into the factory.


The PIM will liaise between the Factory and the respective customer to ensure correct prioritisation of equipment. You will represent the Factory at Project progress meetings where you will assist in the Sub-Contract / In house manufacture decisions as well as assisting in the scheduling of alterations and additional work requirements using sound engineering principles and a demonstrable ability to read engineering drawings and specifications. You will agree dates for the repair and overhaul of equipment’s, and contribute to the content of service level agreements and any alteration or additions to order’s based upon the Factory Capacity Plan. You will update customers with progress and outstanding issues. You will manage Variation Orders and take ownership of the total project shop expenditure.


You’ll need to coordinate activities to evaluate and resolve engineering-related production problems, review production schedules, orders and related information to maintain all activities in your assigned projects. Duties include ensuring all materials are ordered in time to meet schedule requirements including the shop Advanced Material Requirements, supporting the development of and presenting accurate and up to date financial and scheduled KPI’s to ensure the project is accurately planned and reported. All LFE will be captured, highlighted and communicated to respective teams.


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll need knowledge of Warships, PM experience (financial background) and an engineering background (electrical/mechanical).


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: 24/06/2021



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