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Dreadnought Programme Manager

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Job Title: Dreadnought Programme Manager
Location: Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56604

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Dreadnought Programme Manager at our Ashton Vale site.

The role
As a Programme Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Leveraging your skills in project delivery and leadership, you will lead a mission-critical, high-profile, and complex programme with change and transformational elements.

Your key responsibilities include leading a multi-disciplinary team to deliver systems for the UK's national deterrent platform, the Dreadnought class submarine. Drawing on your experience managing programmes, you will support the delivery of large and technically complex equipment/system contracts.

Day-to-day, you will provide leadership, guidance, and support to a large team, prioritizing to meet delivery commitments and financial goals. You will be responsible for direct customer interaction, ensuring their confidence in Babcock's delivery. Additionally, you will:

  • Attend senior stakeholder meetings with Babcock leadership, Commercial, and MoD customers.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the program team.
  • Manage timelines and deliverables.

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.

Essential experience of the Dreadnought Programme Manager

  • Strong Project and Programme Management knowledge
  • Experienced in delivering complex programmes

Qualifications for the Dreadnought Programme Manager

  • You will ideally hold a project management qualification such as APM PMQ, ChPP or equivalent

We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

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

  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • 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

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.



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.

Take a look below at the roles Manpower UK is currently recruiting for at Babcock.

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