Planning Engineer

Posting Date: 26 March 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Job Title: Planning Engineer
SF30455
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: £31,470 - £35,550

 

About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for Planning Engineer 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.


The Facilities Engineering Programme Management Office (PMO) comprises a team of 30 Planning, Project Engineering and Business Support professionals, providing a planning and project controls service to the Facilities Engineering design team. As a Planning Engineer within the PMO you’ll work to develop detail within existing post initiation projects, collate accurate progress reporting and analysis, variances investigation and reporting, manage project baselines, change management and ad hoc project reporting.


This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and assist in the delivery of Defence Design and Safety Engineering projects.
And as you’re supporting our business, we’ll be supporting you. So as well as offering competitive benefits, you will be given the appropriate training to fulfil your role and will have the opportunity to expand your skillset within the engineering industry. Continuing professional development is also encouraged and fully supported.

 

What do I need to be able to do the role?
You’ll have a minimum of BTEC in a relevant engineering discipline and have experience of facilities management in a regulated environment.


We would also like you to have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Project Controls principles
  • Project Management principles
  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Primavera P6

Lastly, you’ll have good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication with the ability to operate and interface effectively with Senior Managers, internal and external stakeholders.

 

What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, Security Clearance at the appropriate level for these posts
  • You will work a 36 hour week Monday to Friday with flexible start and finish times and an early finish on Fridays

 

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.


We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

 

Application Guidance
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.


Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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.

 

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: 1 April 2020

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