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Production Manager - Shipbuilding


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:                Production Manager - Shipbuilding
Location:                Rosyth, UK - Onsite
Compensation:      Competitive + Benefits 
Role Type:              Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                   SF46497


Amplify your impact

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 Production Zone Manager at our Rosyth site.
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 – Type 31
The Production Manager role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems


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 800 staff across the UK. 


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 Production Manager will make


As a Production Manager, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. You will report to the Ship Manager for the T31 Programme as it moves towards the Assembly phase in the new Venturer Building in Rosyth Dockyard. 


You will lead, manage and control a unit consisting of multiple teams such that resources are deployed and fully utilised to meet weekly, monthly and quarterly schedules and plans at the required time, quality and cost consistent with business requirements.
Day-to-day, you will lead, coordinate and control one or several teams such that staff are developed, utilised, and deployed effectively, employee performance & motivation is maximised to meet organisational standards and requirements. You will develop and implement plans, approaches, schedules, and improvement programmes to deliver ongoing monthly, quarterly, and annual KPI’s, sla’s and objectives for your zone.


You will oversee the planning, development, implementation and maintenance of operational methods, processes, and systems for new and existing products. Ensure the effective use of materials, equipment, and personnel in producing quality products to schedule at minimum cost. You will liaise with engineering, supply chain and other internal functional departments in releasing new products, materials, equipment, facilities, and process updates to ensure appropriate testing and introduction of improvements and changes while maintaining continuity and achievement of schedules. 


You will monitor operational performance and identify performance improvement initiates for the unit, work with internal and external resources to define and deliver operational performance improvement. In addition, ensure all system-based records are fully up to date and reports, plans and schedules are implemented in the production environment to meet all schedule requirements.

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


What we offer
Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays 
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
  • 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 are committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. 


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