Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Bristol, Devonport or Midlands, UK - Hybrid - Working from home options available
Compensation: £45,000 - £52,000 + benefits
Role Type: Full time, Permanent
Role ID: SF44400
Be part of progress
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 Project Manager at our Bristol, Devonport or Midlands 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 Project 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 difference our new Project Manager will make
As a Project Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will ensure The Royal Navy goes to sea safely by delivering an integrated IT project portfolio to the agreed budget, timescales and quality standard.
Day to day, you'll liaise with stakeholders at all levels providing knowledge and expertise in relation to IT Infrastructure and Software Development project management in order to deliver business solutions.
You will have the confidence to hold the team to our delivery schedule and be responsible for the timely submission and agreement of client changes and variations, ensuring that opportunities for contract revenue and margin growth are maximised.
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 days in the office/onsite and days working from home.
Experience within the Maritime Defence Sector or IT domain.
Demonstrated experience of delivering projects autonomously.
Experience of managing third party suppliers.
Experience of managing complex IT projects using techniques including APM, Prince 2 and ITIL.
A sound knowledge and understanding of Project management methods and leadership skills. Excellent Communication Skills.
A working knowledge of IT systems life cycle from requirements analysis through to implementation with a full understanding of TickIT and ISO 20000 quality requirements.
Educated to degree level or holds a relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience.
Prince 2 or APM certifications highly desirable.
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
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
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.
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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