SSI Process Workstream Lead

Posting Date: 29 November 2019

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL2 2BG

Company: Babcock

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SSI Process Workstream Lead
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Salary: £48,195


About the Role.
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for a SSI Process Workstream Lead 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 SSI Programme is a high visibility project at Devonport and currently has two Workstreams that are managed and delivered by Babcock.

As an SSI Process Workstream Lead you’ll be working in an exciting environment during the deep upkeep maintenance of Royal Navy warships. You’ll deliver a collection of associated projects (known as Workstreams) ensuring they achieve their stated objectives within costs and schedule constraints and to the required quality.


Using your working knowledge and experience of Marine Engineering, T23 Upkeeps and maintenance, the supply chain that supports upkeeps and the wider Dockyard environment your main tasks will be to:

  • Identify new cost savings- from a range of sources e.g. own analysis/ stakeholder requirements/ staff reward & recognition scheme.
  • Supervise a team of approx. 6 change managers to creation of cost saving initiatives that generate tangible savings.
  • Supervise a team of approx. 6 change managers to then implement savings under specific projects.
  • Ensure that the operation is fully bought in the changes- using issue and risk registers proactively, as well as gate approval reviews.
  • Communicate the intent and progress of projects to a range of stakeholders- from shop floor staff to directors- via verbal and written means (e.g. presentations)



What do I need to do the role?

You'll be educated to Degree level in a relevant engineering discipline, have substantial demonstrable Change Management experience and experience of leading teams &/or projects in an industrial environment.

We would also like you to have the following:

  • Project Management qualifications (e.g. APM/ PRINCE2)
  • Lean qualifications/experience
  • Cost saving programme experience e.g. involving the introduction of innovation


Lastly, you’ll need effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to establish good working relationships with the PM teams and the Programme’s wider stakeholder community.


What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to acquire, 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.


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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: 13 December 2019

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