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Global Head of Technical Governance and Assurance


Westminster, London, GB, W1U 1QX GB

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Global Head of Technical Governance and Assurance
Location:              Flexible, Hybrid Working
Compensation:    Competitive + Benefits 
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF57078


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as our Global Head of Technical Governance and Assurance.


The Role
As the Global Head of Technical Governance and Assurance, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will have responsibility over the development, implementation and management of the technical governance and assurance framework across Babcock International Group. 


Day-to-day, you’ll develop and implement independent technical governance and assurance processes to ensure technical risks within programs are identified and managed. 


  • Collection and analysis of technical performance data 
  • Management and change control of the engineering policy
  • Management and coordination of independent technical reviews across the group 
  • Communicate with and influence stakeholders regarding the integration of governance and assurance
  • Development, implementation and management of the technical authority framework 


This role is full time and requires travel across a range of internal and customer sites on a regular basis, alongside home working arrangements.


Experience Required of the Global Head of Technical Governance and Assurance 

  • Ability to think innovatively in order to enhance current offerings and identify opportunities to optimise engineering capability
  • High degree of commercial & legal knowledge 
  • Ability to influence enterprise-wide cultural change and embed values and behaviours 
  • Use of data to understand, identify and overcome barriers to operational excellence
  • Effectively develop and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 


Qualifications for the Global Head of Technical Governance and Assurance 

  • Bachelor of Engineering 
  • Chartered membership of appropriate professional institute 


Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK.


What we offer 

  • 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 or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘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
  • Flexible locations.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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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