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Project Controller - 72 week FTC

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Rosyt

Job Title:                     Project Controller

Location:                     Rosyth, UK – agile working

Compensation:            £31,534 - £37,413 per annum + Benefits

Role Type:                   Full time / FTC of 72 weeks
Role ID:                        SF44834


Build the future


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 Controller at Rosyth


As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility


Marine Engineering & Systems

The Project Controller role is based within Marine Engineering & Systems.


Our Marine Engineering & Systems (MES) business unit is expanding rapidly with complex, high-profile defence projects including Type 31 Frigate Design & Build Programme. Therefore, we are looking to grow our existing team, building on a well-established foundation of over 700 staff across the UK.


We are a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine system engineering, electrical engineering, design modelling and project support services to the marine and defence markets. We have base offices in Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth, and offer flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements. The Engineering Team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers.


The Type 31 Project will deliver 5 general purpose, global, adaptable and exportable frigates to the Royal Navy designed to undertake a range of operational tasks from maritime security, humanitarian aid and disaster relief and defence engagement to operation in a high threat environment. The Project is the pathfinder and cornerstone of the National Shipbuilding Strategy and will be delivered in an innovative manner at pace with all 5 ships to be in-service by Dec 2028.


The role

The difference our new Project Controller will make

As a Project Controller you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We’re looking for you to bring, or develop, previous experience with reporting and performance management, to support the Type 31 project.


Day to day, you’ll support across schedule management, change management, document management, developing Project Packs, reporting metrics, and liaising with relevant discipline leads within the project. You will develop, implement, and maintain the project baseline budgets including cost control account plans and responsibility assignment matrix. Develop and maintain Project Risk & Opportunity registers and manage the mitigation actions for areas of responsibility. Support with Contract Management and Change Management, ensuring the Programmes processes are being followed ensuring swift and controlled implementation. Whilst understanding limitations within Contract, and support teams within those limitations.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides a hybrid working arrangement with a few days a week spent on site and at home.



  • IT literate, able to use Excel.
  • APM/ Prince2 equivalent would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Ideally will have previous experience in Project Controls such as: Budgets & Cost control, Change Management, Earned Value Management, and Contract Management


What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays 
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.


Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. 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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