Certification Lead

Bristol (City Centre)

Job summary

Babcock International
£60,000 - £69,999
Reliability, Systems Design, Testing
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence, Marine
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Certification Lead
Location: Rosyth, Fife or Bristol
Compensation: £49,627 - £58,102 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54690

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 Certification Lead at our Rosyth or Bristol site.

The role
As a Certification Lead, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be responsible for the development within cost, schedule and quality targets, of all the ship's Certification artefacts, whilst working closely with Engineering, Supply Chain and Project Management to ensure that the Systems and Ship meet their certification requirements and related deliverables.

Day to day, you'll be delivering the Certification Management Plan arrangements and developing and maintaining the plan as required and liaising closely with Supply Chain, Engineering and Commissioning delivery teams to ensure provision of all certification data.

You will also be responsible for the following:

  • Collating and managing delivery of all certification data to the customer.
  • Manage progress for delivering ship certification by understanding and communicating progress through routine briefing, assessing the implication of risks, issues and opportunities. Facilitating the Certification Steering Group; presenting Certification Management information, progress against plan, reviewing outcomes, issues, risks and opportunities. Creating and maintaining certification KPIs.
  • Ensure Lloyds Register involvement and progress towards ship certification.
  • Liaising with Technical Subject Matter Experts concerning Certification requirements.
  • Ensuring productive resolution between the Customer, Lloyds Register, Babcock and suppliers as required.

This role is full time 37 hours per week - Monday to Friday. The role is adaptable and can be based at Rosyth or Bristol.

Essential experience of the Certification Lead:

  • Experience with certification of air, land, or sea systems and platforms.
  • Experience developing effective partnerships with key stakeholders, with an ability to influence and challenge when required.
  • Understanding of data maturity and information relationships and the ability to apply them pragmatically.
  • Strong communication skills and confident in relaying complex technical information to others.

Qualifications for the Certification Lead:

  • Degree level qualification in STEM subject (Science/Technology/Engineering/Maths) or equivalent industry / armed forces experience
  • Chartered Professional or in process of applying would be desirable.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International

For over a century Babcock International 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.

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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