Requirements & Acceptance Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Requirements & Acceptance Manager

Location: Bristol, Hybrid working

Compensation: Competitive plus Additional Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 49837

The difference is you

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 Requirements & Acceptance Manager at our Bristol 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

Marine Engineering & Systems - T31

The Requirements & Acceptance Manager role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems - T31business area

Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MoD Type 31 Frigate and have secured contracts for frigate export variants (AH140) with overseas customers. As well as supporting exports of frigates the engineering team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers.

The role

The difference our new
Requirements & Acceptance Manager will make

As a Requirements & Acceptance Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will provide requirements and acceptance domain expertise into complex programmes across the range of projects Babcock is involved in.

As a Requirements & Acceptance Manager, you will use your experience and technical ability to lead the development of the plans, processes, and technical outputs on any of our projects, adding value and exceeding customer expectations.

Day to day, you'll be accountable for the overall delivery of all project requirements and acceptance activity; co-ordinating and providing the focus for all engineering requirements and acceptance activities.

You'll also be responsible for ensuring requirements and acceptance activity is in accordance with the Business Management System and other project specific management plans.

You'll produce and own Work Package Descriptions, Plans, Schedules and Estimates for requirements and acceptance.

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 with frequent UK sites visiting and overseas travel.

Essential experience

  • IT competent with strong organisational skills. Skilled in using development and management tools (e.g. DOORS, Enterprise Architect) and use of PC based office tools (MS Office, Project, Visio)
  • Highly technical and well-qualified Systems Engineer having developed excellent analytical skills, with a pragmatic approach to solving highly complex problems using structured model-based methodology.
  • Significant experience of leading systems engineering activities in complex enterprises, ideally with a defence background, typically at Systems Engineering Manager level.
  • Honors degree in an engineering, science or mathematics based subject and considerable post-graduate experience to enable you to provide expert advice.
  • Chartered Engineer, INCOSE or equivalent

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 10 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
  • 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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