Head of Production Engineering

Bristol (City Centre)

Job summary

Babcock International
£70,000 - £99,999
Building & Construction
Automotive, Manufacturing
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Head of Production Engineering
Location: Bristol / Andover / Donnington
Compensation: £80,000 - £90,000 + Car Allowance
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56812

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as our Head of Production Engineering at our Bristol or Andover sites.

The Role
As the Head of Production Engineering you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be responsible for guiding our production facilities through a significant period of change.

Day-to-day, you'll lead on the strategy to design, planning and deployment of automated manufacturing capabilities.

  • Lead in the transformation to an industry 4.0 operating environment
  • Lead and direct the engineering platform support teams across sites
  • Develop and manage the supply chain requirements
  • Provide technical and engineering support to the operations team
  • Make recommendations for facility capital expenditures in support of wider strategy

This position involves travel/working across a range of internal and customer sites, as a requirement of the role.

This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements

Experience required of the Head of Production Engineering

  • Strong background in production engineering
  • Experience of introducing advanced manufacturing / automation systems
  • Experience of leading multi-discipline teams
  • Have lead business through change / transformation

Qualifications for the Head of Production Engineering

  • Degree qualified in relevant engineering subject
  • Chartered engineer status or working towards

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, 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 the majority of 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
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Flexible locations.
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • The honour and responsibility of equipping our armed forces.

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has 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.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. 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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