Site Manager

Posting Date: 23 February 2021

Location: Telford, Shropshire, GB, TF2 8JT

Company: Babcock

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Site Manager
Donnington, Newbury
Competitive salary
About the role

Here at Babcock, our Defence Support Group (DSG) offers maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of military air and land equipment, mobile and in-barracks equipment support, fleet management, calibration, electronics, components and logistic support. We are the one of the largest defence engineering service providers in the UK.


We conduct complex engineering projects to rebuild armoured vehicles to ensure that they remain ready for action. We are trusted to deliver the right equipment to allow the Army to train for and deploy to operations. We work closely with the Army to ensure that equipment is available when needed.


We are looking for a Site Manager to lead and develop teams in the delivery of People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cash and Cost (PSQDCC) targets that enables production outputs of Army vehicle equipment as part of our internal and external enterprise. Put simply, you will be accountable for the development and ongoing leadership of an effective and cost competitive MRO activity that delivers the requirements of the British Army, worth approx. £40m pa.




Vision & Strategy

  • Align site activity to the Group strategy for MRO capability
  • Own, develop and deliver the site based Vision & Strategy


  • Ensure our people go ‘Home Safe Everyday’ by delivering safety compliance and leadership
  • Maintain a positive, progressive and integrated approach to safety management


  • Create and sustain a culture that is aligned to the Being Babcock Principles by role-modelling behaviours, motivating, encouraging and recognising the contribution of Team Members


  • Enable through your team, the embedding and sustainment of our ‘Target Quality Standards’ and recognise its intrinsic link to Safety


  • Manage the operation to agreed cost, delivery and quality KPIs, utilising a multifunctional team of c.300 direct and indirect reports, with a matrix approach to working with Engineering, Procurement, PMO and planning to ensure safe, timely delivery.
  • Ensure completion of activity against the Plan, working as part of the cross functional team to manage dependencies in Resource, SQEP, Facilities, and Material.


  • Creation of annual budgets and re-forecasting with proactive use of control systems to manage billing and cash control in line with short and long term accounting goals


  • Engagement in the customer annual planning activity to enable accurate tactical and strategic workforce planning, training, development, productivity and efficiency controls are in place.


This will be a fantastic opportunity in a highly prestigious and critical role to support the British Army. As well as working for the UK’s leading defence support business, we will also provide you with all the training, support and benefits that you would expect from a global company.


What do I need to do the role?
You will be HNC to Degree qualified and/or substantial experienced in a relevant discipline. You will have a deep understanding of the MRO business model and processes, together with experience in delivering a business objective and change management experience. You will have proven and extensive leadership of successfully delivered complex or transformational projects to time and budget. In addition, you will have experience of leading large teams of direct reports, with a clear ability to inspire, motivate and galvanise cross-functional individuals into high performing teams.
What else do I need to know?
You will work 37 hours per week Monday to Friday and we offer flexible working, please ask about patterns of work at interview. In addition, you must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance before starting in the role.
About Babcock International


Babcock DSG is committed to the continual development of its employees and to support this you may be required to undertake activity within your competence or accredited skillset across a variety roles within your operational function or discipline consistent with your pay band. Additionally, training will be provided where required to broaden your personal competence and skills profile to maximise opportunities for your flexibility, personal development and deploy-ability to provide experience across a range of roles and services we provide to our customer.


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. We are committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You will benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you have completed this you will be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please check our careers website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly. We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


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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 check our careers website.



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