Programme Controls Manager

Posting Date: 11 February 2021

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Programme Controls Manager
Location: Devonport, Plymouth 
Salary: Competitive

About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for a Programme Controls Manager to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers and 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 HMS VICTORIOUS Programme is essential to the successful delivery of the UK Continuous At Sea Deterrent. HMS VICTORIOUS will undergo her Deep Maintenance Period (DMP) at Devonport Royal Dockyard and as Programme Controls Manager you will play a key role providing project and programme controls support and guidance across the Facility Readiness Programme, Planning Contract, Safety Case Development and Physical Execution.

Accountable to the Nuclear Facilities PMO and the HMS VICTORIOUS Programme Manager the key elements of your role will include, but won’t be limited to;

  • Ensuring the provision of the highest quality project controls support
  • Liaison with the project management team to ensure optimum cost and schedule performance:
  • Lifetime Plan / bid development / Detailed Delivery Schedule - Scope, Schedule, Cost Estimates and risk management plans
  • Assisting the Project Manager with project strategy development and implementation
  • Monthly Reports – to include accurate status, progress summary text, accurate assessment of Accruals, progress against Performance Based Incentives (PBIs)
  • Variance analyses (both for schedule and cost), recovery plans where appropriate, estimates at completion (EAC), estimates to completion (ETC) Key issues, Key Risks, progress against Key Metrics, progress against Key Milestones, progress against Performance Based Incentives (PBIs),
  • Trend analysis;
  • Change Control;
  • Format and content of weekly progress reports including the monitoring and tracking of project progress and financial performance.
  • Day to day management of the planning, estimating, cost engineers, cost accountants, risk engineers and document control resources assigned to project control team. (Note: Overall management of each function lies with the relevant function manager). 


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll have significant Project Controls/ Project Management experience and Supervisory/Managerial experience within a Project Controls environment, across the full Project Lifecycle. Experience within the Naval Marine Industry, or other highly regulated industry is essential.


We would also like you to have the following:

  • Degree/HNC, or equivalent level in a relevant Engineering/Technical Subject
  • Safety first approach
  • APM-PMP qualification.
  • Experience in project performance analysis and reporting variance analyses
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Lastly you'll have strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) with the ability to interface effectively with Project Teams and stakeholders and used to operating at Senior Management level.


What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will need to satisfy the relevant security requirements. This will require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

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.

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.

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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.




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