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Nuclear Management Safety Committee Chair

Devon, Plymouth
Competitive Salary
Closing date
24 Dec 2020
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Nuclear Management Safety Committee Chair


Location: Plymouth, Devonport (role can be completed remotely; location is flexible with limited need to attend site)

Due to the flexible nature of this role we can also consider suitably qualified individuals on a part time basis

Salary: Competitive / Negotiable based on experience

About the Role:

We are looking for a Management Safety Committee Chair 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 safety 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.

The Assurance Directorate within Devonport Royal Dockyard (DRDL) has a vision of 'facilitating exceptional business performance through independent assurance which is welcomed by the organisation'. DRDL is a growing business with new facilities being developed which brings with it exciting new challenges and opportunities, the department itself is also growing to provide a level of independent oversight to DRDL's business and we are excited to offer a permanent role that supports the Nuclear Safety Committee.

We are looking for a nuclear professional with substantial experience within the nuclear industry to act as the Chair of the Management Safety Committee which acts as a sub-committee to the Nuclear Safety Committee (NSC) a contributes to Devonport's Challenge Function. The successful candidate will exhibit strong leadership and interpersonal skills and be able to influence the business at all levels.

What do I need to do the role?

Leadership & Management skills required including demonstrable experience in chairing technical meetings of multiple stakeholders and varying levels of seniority.

Experience in aspects of Design and Safety within a nuclear environment and associated experience of project / production areas of the business.

Strong verbal and written communication skills enabling consistent challenge and advice.

Qualifications include a degree or equivalent experience in Engineering/Design and chartered professional status.

What else do I need to know?

Whilst this work is wholly undertaken for Devonport, the individual will have full flexibility and the ability to work from home, therefore location is not an issue. We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

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 and further checks to be able to see Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme Information (NNPPI).

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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Be Part of Something Big.

From supporting national defence to saving lives and protecting communities, Babcock provides critical, complex engineering services in the UK and internationally.

Babcock delivers vital services and manages complex assets on behalf of their customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging their technology, expertise, infrastructure and assets to ensure delivery for their customers, for whom failure is not an option.

Career Opportunities at Babcock

Working for Babcock will give you the opportunity to develop your career, with fantastic prospects for promotion, along with the ability to learn transferrable skills and earn nationally recognised qualifications.

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