Project Manager (HESS)

Posting Date: 13 August 2019

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Project Manager (HESS)

Devonport, Plymouth


About the role


Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Project Manager to join the HESS team at our DST department in providing Project Management support for all engineering support activities that contributes to the successful delivery of the HESS contracts.


Defence Systems Technology (DST) is a business unit within the Marine and Technology Division of Babcock International. DST supports a wide range of exciting design, manufacture, Equipment support projects, working with a number of key clients both domestically and internationally. The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant rate and as a result of contract awards; we are currently recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join the HESS team.


The HESS team operates from the Combined Weapons and Equipment Workshop (CWEW) situated in the Granby Yard enclave at Devonport. The team currently manages a number of equipment support contracts. Key elements include Equipment and Spares Support, Repair Service, Engineering, Technical & PDS support, OPDEF management and 24 hour Helpdesk Facility.


Main responsibilities will include ensuring that all internal and external targets for delivery and cost are fully met achieving customer satisfaction and customer key performance indicators (KPIs) and identifying and undertaking business development and improvement activities. You will also assist with and manage the production of bid support documentation as required.


What do I need to do the role?


You will be APM qualified and educated to ONC standard in an engineering/technical subject or an experienced Mechanical/Electrical Tradesman with years’ experience in delivering service / equipment based Projects.


You will come from a Technical engineering background and be conversant with corporate and existing customer best practice processes and procedures covering Project Management, Planning, Finance and Risk activities.


You will also be a self-motivator with good organisational skills and a strong H&S ethic with good communication skills across all levels of the business.


What else do I need to know?


This role could be considered for flexible working.


There will be requirement to travel to attend meetings both within the UK and abroad.


About Devonport


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.


About Babcock International


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.


We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. 


You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.


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 click here.


Application Guidance


If you are currently employed by Babcock, please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


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 we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Closing date: 27/08/2019


Job reference: 26427

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