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Project Controls Lead


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:                Project Controls Lead  
Location:                Bristol, UK or Leicester, UK – Hybrid 
Compensation:      Competitive Salary & Benefits 
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                 SF50698


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Project Control Lead at our Bristol or Leicester site.

The role

As a Project Controls Lead, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. The Project Controls Lead is based within Digital Solutions in our Babcock Naval Nuclear business. You will form part of an amazing, diverse, and inclusive team of talented people that provide specialist knowledge management and technical expertise on a range of interesting products, technologies and collaborative solutions that support both our internal and external Royal Navy customers.


Day to day, you’ll be responsible for enhancing the performance of the PMO by continuously maturing the services and process of the project controls function.


  • You will facilitate project controls, metric production, quality and governance checks and delivery of performance statistics. 
  • You will lead and have line management responsibilities for up to 3 team members. 
  • You will work with stakeholders at all levels providing guidance and expertise in the specified field to deliver Project outputs. 
  • Monitor all deliverables to ensure that we are delivering our contracts requirements. 
  • You will hold senior team members to account, to ensure that all aspects of Project Controls are being recording accurately.  


Essential experience of the Project Controls Lead,    


  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Significant experience of project control’s function and best practice application
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining governance arrangements
  • Providing effective leadership to project support teams
  • Comprehensive Experience of applying project controls in a changing environment on a variety of projects.
  • An understanding of ISO standards and their application. 


This is a full-time position at 36 hours per week, with hybrid working from our Bristol or Leicester office. There is a minumum requirement within the business area for at least 2 days per week however, will be contracted to 5 and may have to be flexible in your approach to hybrid working depending on the security classification you are working on. 


Qualifications for the Project Controls Lead, 


  • Hold or be willing to gain a Prince 2 or APM qualification. 
  • Educated to degree level or holds a relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC (UK Eyes Only) security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits


  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 

For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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