Programme Support Manager

Posting Date: 27 June 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Programme Support Manager
Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary - £43,445


About the Role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for a Programme Support 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; 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 Submarine Capability Sustainment Programme (SMCSP) is aligned with the Submarine Support Strategic Priorities and is trusted to deliver Submarine Capability Sustainment for special programmes and projects. As the SMCSP Programme Support Manager you’ll provide value and capability to the customer in Project Management activity and the delivery of complex submarine platform & combat systems and equipment.


Using your significant experience in project management activities of combat systems and equipment development, operation and maintenance you’ll be tasked with the development and production of Programme level documentation for programmes and projects within SM Capability Sustainment Programme (Combat Systems) and the subset Vanguard Class Capability Sustainment Programme.

You’ll support the Head of SMCSP in assisting the MoD Customer to develop support strategies, and also in identifying and developing opportunities for future SMCSP projects which will enhance capability to submarines. whilst managing and balancing the risk of embodiment.


What do I need to be able to do the role?
You'll be educated to minimum HNC level in an appropriate engineering discipline - in exceptional circumstances a lower level of qualification may be acceptable provided the post holder has substantial and relevant experience of Submarine Combat Systems.

We would also like you to have the following:

  • Strong Project Management awareness and acuity developed from either formal training or practical experience. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio and SharePoint)
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills.

Lastly, you’ll need to be able to deploy effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and have the ability to interface capably with both internal and external stakeholders and the MoD customer.


What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, national Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.


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
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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: 13th July 2020

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