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Configuration Manager

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16 Apr 2021
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Configuration Manager
North Bristol
Babcock DST

About the Role

Working as part of our Defence Systems Technology (DST) business we're looking for a Configuration manager to join us. DST forms a critical part of Babcock's Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500 strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

Defence Systems Technology (DST) is transforming and we need you to support our drive for growth, and to perform a key role supporting and leading our teams through exciting, but sometimes challenging situations. You'll play a key role in ensuring we fully support our Customer in managing the configuration of complex systems and equipment, growing our contracts and building strong customer relationships, implementing our ambitious strategy.

As the Configuration Manager you will be responsible for reviewing enterprise wide Configuration Management plans and policies as well as identifying Configuration Management requirements for the scope of supply. You'll ensure the aspect of design, manufacture or supply associated with an equipment or asset within the project's contract is effectively managed throughout the programme and equipment lifecycle.

This is a highly rewarding position working within a market leading defence engineering organisation that will give you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience across a variety of high profile projects.

Role requirements

You will need to have extensive experience in configuration management and have the gravitas to work within a multi-disciplinary team. We would also like you to have all or some experience with the below duties;

* Manage and deliver the Configuration Management requirements against the overall CM plan business policy and contractual requirements or the programme.
* Responsible for developing and maintaining the local Configuration Management processes.
* Ensuring the principles of Configuration Management are fully embedded in the business and effective from the earliest phases of a project, through to final product disposal.
* Responsible for ensuring accurate and timely update of the Master Parts Catalogue and Software / Hardware serial item controlled configuration schedules.
* Responsible for delivering continuous improvement throughout program Configuration Management activities and the wider program enterprise.
* Responsible for communicating processes, ensuring they are accurately documented and are reported through the approved toolset.

What do I need to do the role?

* Have a positive "can do" attitude.
* Demonstrate a drive to deliver results on time, meeting cost and quality targets, taking ownership of problems / issues whilst working diligently towards a resolution.
* Be a good communicator, both written and oral, and able to liaise at all levels with customers/stakeholders.
* Suitably qualified to HNC as minimum.

What else do I need to know?

* The role will be based at our brand new offices in North Bristol.
* We welcome discussions around flexible working.
* Full time permanent position.

About Babcock International

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're 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'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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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.

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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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