Senior Project Engineer x2

Undisclosed Company
Devon, Plymouth
Closing date
22 Oct 2020

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Senior Project Engineer x2
Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525+

About the role

We are looking for two Senior Project Engineers to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We are a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

Babcock Strategic Infrastructure (Estates Project Department) provide maintenance to the Dockyard infrastructure, to enable Babcock to maintain the Navy fleet. There is a significant, recent commitment to invest in site improvement necessitates expansion of the existing core team to accommodate delivery. As a Senior Project Engineer, you will provide engineering support for to the Estates department in support of various new and existing contracts.

Using your considerable Project Delivery experience, you will manage the production of project scope documentation for all aspects of the infrastructure upgrades currently taking place at the Devonport. This includes equipment purchase through to physical site development works.

What do I need to do the role?

You will be educated to HNC or equivalent in a relevant discipline and, ideally, hold an Association of Project Managers (APM) qualification. The ability to self-manage, project manage and interface with the customer with little senior management guidance are essential attributes for this role.

We would also like you to have all or some of the following:

  • Significant experience gained within a Project Delivery team
  • Good knowledge of IFS
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Thorough understanding of the Project Management function within an organisation
  • High level of time-management and organisational skills

Lastly, you will need to be able to deploy good interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to interact effectively with both Babcock and MoD Senior Stakeholders.

What else do I need to know?

  • The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
  • Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

About Babcock International and Devonport

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.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work. Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

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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 visit our website.

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