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Senior Project Schedulers

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Senior Project Schedulers x 4
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525

About the role

We're looking for four new Senior Project Schedulers 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 Estates Project Department is responsible for delivering extensive and diverse infrastructure upgrades and improvements across the entire Devonport Site and often beyond. A significant, recent commitment to invest in site improvement necessitates expansion of the existing core team to accommodate delivery. As a Senior Project Planner (Project Scheduler) you’ll be tasked with managing a suite of projects across the Devonport site for all aspects of the infrastructure upgrades currently taking a place. 

You’ll use your significant previous experience within a Project Management function and the delivery of infrastructure projects to undertake a range of activities to update projects and programmes. You’ll report on projects and programmes, including progress, resource (internal and external), risk, KPI’s and LFE. You’ll be proactive in your approach to reporting with the ability to bring new ideas to the team. You’ll also chair reporting meetings with Senior Managers.


What do I need to be able to do the role?

You’ll be educated to HNC or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, or hold an appropriate APM qualification. This may however be formally wavered for a period depending on the level of relevant experience and specific capability.

You’ll need to demonstrate a high level of organisational skills and the ability to self-manage and produce information and output reports with little guidance.

We would also like you to have the following:

  • Good knowledge of APM philosophy.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications, including strong Excel skills
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Project
  • Highly proficient in the use of Primavera (Primavera P6 Professional Fundamentals is desirable)
  • An understanding of risk management and LfE and their relationship with the schedule


Lastly, strong interpersonal and communication skills are also essential attributes for this post, as is the ability to interact confidently and effectively with senior management and both Babcock and MoD senior stakeholders.


What else do I need to know?

The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.


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.


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.


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.


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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.



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