Senior Project Engineers
Location: Devonport, PlymouthAbout the Role
We're looking for several Senior Project Engineers 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 and are proud to be the UK's leading submarine support provider. We are entrusted with the upkeep and deep maintenance of our Nation's submarines, which have been compared to the space shuttle in terms of complexity and are one of the most challenging engineering projects undertaken in the UK.
Whilst we continue to provide the Royal Navy with safe, highly capable Vanguard and Trafalgar classes of submarine, we are also preparing for the future. The Astute class represents the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy. As a Senior Project Engineer you'll be part of an exciting transformation across our project management and project controls function, driving world class project delivery performance.
Using your knowledge and experience of engineering and project management functions you'll provide support to the planning and delivery of the submarine maintenance and repair projects; you'll ensure governance of all Project Management principles in the delivery of projects; you'll support the planning processes and ensure project governance is maintained. You'll oversee the Project Engineers' output ensuring that the task description, quality and materials are included and meet the standards required for a faithful and appropriate representation of the Customer requirements. You'll also be tasked with analysing, vetting and interrogating the Work Specification to ensure a full and detailed understanding and interpretation of the Customer requirements.
This is a great time to be part of our team, with the new challenges and a significant increase in our future workload this new class of Submarine will bring. What do I need to be able to do the role?
You'll be qualified to a minimum of an HNC in a relevant Engineering Discipline. Consideration will however be given to candidates who have significant/transferable experience in a relevant engineering based role. All required training and Professional Development Plans will be provided to successful candidates.
We would also like you to have all the following:
- Knowledge and experience of submarine systems would be advantageous but not essential
- Proficient in the application of Project Management Tools and how they are utilised throughout the Project Lifecycle.
Lastly, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with internal and external customers and stakeholders are essential attributes for this post.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.
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.
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.
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.Application Guidance
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