Project Manager

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    Plymouth, Devon

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    Up to £43445 per annum

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    6 months ago

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Project Manager
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary - £43,445

About the Role
We're looking for a Project Manager 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.

Babcock Strategic Infrastructure (Estates Project Department) provide maintenance to the Dockyard infrastructure, to enable Babcock to maintain the Navy fleet. A significant, recent commitment to invest in site improvement necessitates expansion of the existing core team to accommodate delivery. As a Project Manager you'll manage specific property and facility projects within the Devonport Dockyard and the Base Services Estates from concept, feasibility and Design stages, through implementation and to formal hand-over.

What do I need to be able to do the role?
An experienced project manager, you'll be able to demonstrate considerable experience in managing staff and subcontracts, you'll have good interpersonal skills and be competent in verbal and written communication. With experience in quality management of external contractors and tender processes you'll also have an understanding in the supply chain management of contractors work packages.

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

  • Association of Project Managers (APM) Introductory Course
  • Health and Safety Management of Subcontractors Course
  • CDM Awareness
  • Asbestos Awareness Course
  • IOSH Managing Safely

Additionally, depending on your experience of managing tasks on a licensed site, we would also like you to have completed (or be willing to complete):

  • Nuclear Plant Foundation Course Module 1
  • Submarine Quality Assurance Course
  • Relevant Tier 1 Training for Safety Case in 9 Dock NUC 0847 and SRC NUC 0696

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.
  • 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.

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.

Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, WhatsApp video, FaceTime (where available) or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.

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.

Closing date: 26 May 2020