Design Manager

  • Job Reference: 00040087-1
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £49,640 to £55,690
  • Sector: Engineering, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Design Manager
Plymouth, Devon
Salary: £49,640 - £55,690

About the role
Here at Babcock International we're looking for a Design Manager to join our Design Management Group 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.

The demands on our facilities are constantly changing, as the pursuit of modern safety standards and changing requirements drives the need for revised and enhanced engineering solutions. The Design Management Group is a key customer-facing department which provides key analysis, advice and engineering outputs to the Facility Design Authorities for both Nuclear and Non-Nuclear facilities within HMNB Devonport.

As a Design Manager within the DMG you'll be responsible for the delivery of assigned single and multi-disciplinary design projects to the required scope, quality standards, schedule and cost. You'll draw on your previous experience of leading the delivery of facility designs and upgrades to manage the technical aspects of a project - from identification of the need through to handover, acting as the Technical Authority single point of contact, organising and leading resources as the project demands.

The provision of safe, available and capable facilities is at the heart of what we do, and without these services the delivery of the submarine and warship upkeep programmes would not be possible.

What do I need to do the role?
You'll hold a degree in a STEM subject (or demonstrable equivalent experience) and be registered as a Chartered/Incorporated Engineer (or able to evidence that you are working towards this) along with holding membership of a relevant professional body.

We would also like you to have the following:

Significant experience of leading the delivery of facility designs and upgrades on a nuclear licensed site.
A sound understanding of designing and substantiating solutions for safety-critical applications, gained from the nuclear or other regulated industry.
A proven track record of applying systems engineering principles to deliver fit-for-purpose design solutions in complex environments.Lastly, you'll need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, due to the levels of stakeholder management required by the role

What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This requires 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.

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: 16 February 2021