Project Manager

Posting Date: 19 February 2021

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4DG

Company: Babcock

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Project Manager
Location: Devonport, Plymouth

Be part of the team that’s building a better business to make the world a safer place
Babcock Defence Systems Technology (DST) is part way through an exciting strategic and cultural transformation. The next five years will pivot the business from marine engineering to digital, cyber and electronic defence and communications, and autonomous technology – it is ground-breaking work.
Alongside this major strategic shift, DST is also transforming culturally with a leadership team having a progressive vision.  DST has responded to Covid-19 by accelerating its shift towards becoming a people-centric business by empowering its employees to work autonomously and flexibly in order to do their best work.

We are looking for a courageous individual who has the ability to collaborate and engage with our customer(s) and wider Stakeholders, both internally and externally.  Our ambitions are big, and the journey exciting.

Main Purpose of Role
To deliver work packages within projects to the scope and specification agreed with the customer within schedule and the total project cost, using company standard project management and project control processes.

Top 5 duties, responsibilities and accountabilities:
To lead delegated non-complex project(s) for the duration of the contract, including resource forecasting, delegation of activities, teamwork, conflict resolution, project communication and stakeholder management.
To ensure delegated project(s) meet annual revenue, profit and cash flow targets, including cost forecasting, invoicing and maintenance of the Project Status Report.
To ensure delegated project(s) meet their contractual requirements, including KPIs, delivery scope, CDRLs, variations, T&Cs and legislation/regulation compliance.
To ensure all aspects of project management process are established and administered professionally, including budget, schedule, risk, issue, opportunity, quality, safety, configuration control, security and resources.
To ensure appropriate project monitoring, control and reporting mechanisms are established and maintained, including gate reviews and project audits. This includes monthly and quarterly financial reporting.

Attributes and Experience
The post would suit someone seeking a career within Project Management.

Ideally, you will have experience of project management, delivery of non-complex contracts, preferably for a MoD customer and working knowledge of MoD procurement and project delivery practices. An understanding of military dockyard waterfront operations is desirable.
You should be able to build rapport and maintain relationships and have the ability to disseminate key information from any type of document. You should also have the ability to capture project information and present it in easy to understand formats.
We are also looking for the following:
• Professional, customer orientated and flexible approach;
• Security and Commercially aware;
• Strong organisational skills;
• An ability to be receptive to change;
• A proactive approach with the ability to work well in a team.
• Good communications and leadership skills, with the ability to interact successfully at a senior level with commercial and MoD customers.


You should have a degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate engineering or management discipline.
You should also hold, or be capable of achieving, APMPQ qualification in project management or equivalent professional registration and IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent.

Security Restrictions
The role will be in an environment regulated by trade control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services.
You may be required to meet DV security clearance, along with regular screening checks.

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’re 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’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

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 check our career website for more information.


Closing Date: 5th March 2021

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