Nuclear Performance Management Specialist
Business Unit: Submarines
About the role
Here at Babcock International we're looking for a Nuclear Performance Management Specialist to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're 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.
As the Nuclear Performance Management Specialist you will use your significant knowledge and experience in Nuclear Performance Management (NPM) in the management of the operational governance of the whole Nuclear Site to ensure industry 'best practice', and a consistent approach to work practices. You'll develop, introduce and measure Performance Improvement programmes as well as monitor and ensure compliance with the Licenced Site Conditions and associated controls.
As well as working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK we also offer a supportive work environment where innovation is at the heart of what we do.
What do I need to do the role?
You'll be educated to NVQ Level 4 as minimum in a relevant discipline and hold recognised professional status or significant experience in a relevant discipline.
We would also like you to have the following experience and competences:
* Experience with Corrective Action Programmes (CAP)
* Experience and/or understanding of nuclear standard Performance Improvement processes geared towards operational excellence and long term sustainability.
* Understanding of basis nuclear principles and a working knowledge of the ALARP principle.
* Competent in supporting strategic objectives by interpreting and influencing both the external and internal environments and by creating positive relationships with stakeholders through the appropriate management of their expectations and agreed objectives.
* Experience in planning, creating and authoring of information reports and presenting that information in an appropriate format including the formal communication to stakeholders.
* Experience in improving performance through obtaining commitment and defining the improvement objectives, applying the appropriate change methodologies, overcoming resistance to the change and putting in place controls to sustain new levels of performance.
Lastly you'll be able to communicate with senior stake holders at all levels and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will hold, or be eligible to obtain, Security Clearance at the appropriate level for this post.
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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