Design Manager

  • Job Reference: 00039956-1
  • Date Posted: 20 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £43,445
  • Sector: Engineering, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Design Manager
Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £43,445

About the role
Here at Babcock International we're looking for a Senior Delivery Engineer 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.

The Engineering Support Hub is a key customer facing department within the Naval Base Operations Business Unit. The business unit is responsible for delivering design solutions for extensive and diverse infrastructure upgrades and improvements across the entire Devonport site and often beyond. The demands on our facilities are constantly changing, as the pursuit of modern safety standards, adopting an Asset Management approach and changing requirements drives the need for revised and enhanced engineering solutions.

As a Senior Delivery Engineer you'll manage the delivery of assigned single, and multi-discipline, design projects to the required scope, quality standards, schedule and cost in support of modifications and upgrades to Devonport's infrastructure. You will have the experience and competence to integrate with a multidisciplinary organisation acting as the single point of contact for all stakeholders, including the external supply chain.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing part of the business undergoing significant transformation to support the Devonport Facilities requirements of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP).

What do I need to do the role?
You'll be educated to degree level in an appropriate STEM discipline. A Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and a Member of a relevant engineering Professional Institute or working towards a professional qualification (CEng, IEng) is preferable, however significant, relevant experience may be considered in lieu of professional qualifications.

We would also like you to have the following :

Engineering /infrastructure background e.g. associated with submarine maintenance, nuclear and/or conventional facilities;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and excellent stakeholder management ability;
Sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice as relevant to project requirements;
Sound understanding of relevant engineering design lifecycle and project management practices;
The ability produce information and outputs; to compile, summarise and report on these with professional independence and judgement.Lastly, you'll be able to demonstrate excellent behavioural competencies, including leadership, teamwork, communication, delivery and strong ethics.

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.

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.

Please visit our website to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

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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: 9 February 2021