Shift Manager Authorised Person in Control

Posting Date: 01 July 2020

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Shift Manager Authorised Person in Control
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525

About the Role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking for a Shift Manager Authorised Person in Control (SMAPC) 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 HV Operation within the Estates department is responsible for operating and maintaining high voltage electrical supplies across Devonport Royal Dockyard and the safe operation of the three high voltage networks installed at the site.

As an SMAPC you’ll be responsible for the operation monitoring and control of all HV Electrical Systems within Devonport Royal Dockyard as the Authorised Person in Control. You’ll take responsibility for the management of the CFCS Control Room, HV Authorised Person and the CFCS and Industrial Operations Staff. You’ll ensure the safe operation and maintenance of plant and systems under your control and the issue of Safety Documentation to cover all switching, commissioning, testing and maintenance for plant and equipment under your control.

What do I need to do the role?
You'll hold a minimum of ONC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering and have experience in the safe operation/maintenance of High and Low voltage equipment. Significant experience as an HV Authorised Person is essential for this position.


What else do I need to know?
This postion attracts a shift allowance of 40% on all conditioned hours worked. Some overtime is also built into the shift pattern and


The SMAPC will work a 5 week shift pattern, as part of a 5 person team. This will involve day, back (evening) and night shift working, along with a rest and relief weeks. This shift provides 24/7 cover.


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.


Application Guidance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ensuring that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice.


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.


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.


It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, 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.


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: 12 July 2020



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