Project Procurement Specialist

Posting Date: 03 July 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Project Procurement Specialist
Devonport, Plymouth

The Submarine Supply Chain Team forms part of the Procurement and Supply Chain function in Naval Nuclear.  Based in Submarines, the team manages the Submarine Supply Chain requirements including material procurement, equipment overhaul and repair to ensure availability to support the Submarine programmes.


Reporting to the Project Procurement Manager the Project Procurement Specialist will have accountability, within a defined scope of materials and/or subcontract services, for the Submarine Supply chain design, execution, and performance for a Business Unit’s project(s).


You will also establish project requirements, including those driven by the future bid pipeline, provide design and engagement of a supply chain that meets project requirements and support the delivery of project objectives through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance
What you must have:
The post would suit someone seeking a career within Procurement and Supply Chain in a project facing role. Ideally, you will be experienced procurement practitioner with knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and (Relevant experience in Sourcing & Procurement)


We would also like you to hold all or some of the following:

• Experience of working in complex project environments.
• Proven track record of delivering excellent supply chain performance.
• High quality communication ability, both written and orally.
• Understanding of contract terms and conditions and the ability to manage subcontract terms including flow-down terms from customer contracts.



• MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications.


This position is within the Central Services business unit as a Grade 5 which has a salary of £36,525 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.


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


This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England.


Application Guidance
If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear 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.


What impact does COVID-19 have on the recruitment process?
Babcock will be continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to protect our employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

It is unlikely that internal candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, FaceTime (where available) or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.


This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.


Company Information
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. The Marine Sector delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services. Ranging from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training delivered through unique owned and managed infrastructure to defence and civil customers across the globe.

Babcock International Group is committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.


Business Area- Devonport
Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.
Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.

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