Head of Maritime Electronic Warfare

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Maritime Electronic Warfare

Location: Plymouth, Bristol, Ashchurch & Portsmouth UK - Hybrid - working from home options available

Compensation: Competitive + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 47956

Amplify your impact

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as the Head of Maritime Electronic Warfare 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.

Mission Systems

The Head of Maritime Electronic Warfare (MEW) role is based within our Mission Systems business area.

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers' needs.

The role

The difference our new Head of Maritime Electronic Warfare will make

As the Head of Maritime Electronic Warfare you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be an impactful leader and communicator, with a good understanding of complex programme delivery and ideally strong domain knowledge in MEW or a related technical subject area. From day one you will make a positive contribution, accountable for the delivery of a major MEW-focussed programme.

Maritime Electronic Warfare is a critical component of Babcock Mission Systems' portfolio of capabilities that deliver on our purpose to create a safe and secure world, together. The MEW projects and opportunities support a significant transformation programme for our customer and builds Babcock's position as trusted provider of integrated technology solutions for the Royal Navy.

Day to day, you'll develop and grow this exciting area of our business. Reporting directly to the Capability Area Director, you'll be accountable for achieving contract outcomes and executing new business campaigns within the MEW portfolio. This is a great opportunity for a motivated and passionate business leader, with sound understanding of complex programme delivery, to develop and grow this exciting area of our business.

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 arrangements with 1-2 days in the office/onsite and 3-4 days working from home.

Essential experience
We operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that requires a growth mind-set and focus on the future; but, we also require you to be pragmatic and capable of ensuring the key deliverables of the 'here and now' are achieved, keeping our customers and other key strategic partners delighted.
Strategic and critical thinking will come naturally to you, as will your ability to collaborate and inspire actions around a clear vision and purpose. As a 'thought leader' you will leverage your own expertise and the deep technical knowledge of those around you to translate strategy into action.
Able to demonstrate your ability in an EW-focussed role, you will be capable of understanding the operating and delivery environment from both supplier and customer sides; confident in your ability to manage risks and pursue opportunities.
As a key member of the business leadership team you will have full accountability for the programme budgets, planning activities (development and execution), achieving delivery milestones and exceeding our growth targets in the MEW space. This will require you to achieve balance between the delivery of contracts and the pursuit of growth.
Great people skills, underpinned by strong emotional intelligence, will be needed as you develop your programme organisation with the requisite talent, skills and expertise to execute your projects and growth campaigns.
We are aspirational and expect you to be too. This role is set to grow in line with the impact you are able to make!

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 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
Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
Employee Share Plan
Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
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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