5 Basin Berth Design Manager

Job Description

Job Title: 5 Basin Berth Design Manager

Location: Devonport, Hybrid working

Compensation: Competitive Salary + benefits

Role Type: Full time

Role ID: SF 48820

Make your skills count

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 5 Basin Berth Design Manager at our Devonport site.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Babcock International and Devonport

The 5 Basin Berth Design Manager role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.

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.

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.

The role

The difference our new
5 Basin Berth Design Manager will make

As a 5 Basin Berth Design Manager you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. The primary purpose of the role is to manage the design development to meet the 5 Basin berthing requirements for Astute Class submarines at two new berths. You will have a small team responsible for acting as the intelligent customer for the acceptance of design work on behalf of the business. You will be accountable to the 5 Basin Design and Safety Manager.

Day to day, you will have a small team responsible for acting as the intelligent customer for the acceptance of design work on behalf of the business. You will be accountable to the 5 Basin Design and Safety Manager.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides hybrid working scheme, with just occasional visits to the site as needed.

Essential Skills

  • Develop, lead, manage and co-ordinate the technical design packages agreeing project related objectives, managing designer performance and making appropriate technical management decisions
  • Ensure that the design documentation covers the scope of operations required by the Project Manager and is produced to agreed standards, schedule and budget.
  • Ensure design information is articulated to the 5 Basin Berth Safety Manager to enable appropriate justification of the engineering / activities within the Facility Safety Case
  • Liaise with Engineering Services Technical Authority Leads - to ensure system / facility design can be integrated within existing infrastructure, share learning from experience etc.
  • Talk with other Facility Design Managers (such as 10 Dock & SRC) - to ensure consistence of approach, learn from experience, process improvement etc.
  • Interface with H&SE Management Team (such as CDM) to communicate information regarding risk assessments, design information etc. for addition to the pre-construction information pack.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of25 days plus bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme - save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Employment development allowance - £125 per year
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.



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