Project Manager


Job summary

Babcock International
£50,000 - £59,999
Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Project Manager
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangment
Salary; Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF 52501

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 HMNB Devonport.

The role

As a Project Manager you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Operating in support of the lead Project Manager covering specific project functions, deputising for the lead Project Manager or sometimes managing non-complex projects under supervision.

Day to day,

  • Deliver key project management functions in support of the overall project delivery, including schedule, financial and risk functions.
  • Support the development of accurate and up-to-date financial and schedule estimates to ensure the project is accurately planned and reported
  • Manage the planning, monitor and control of work packages being delivered by other internal and external resources.
  • Apply the Business Management System (BMS) appropriately for the project and produce and communicate project reporting data on Enterprise resource Planning (ERP) systems.
  • Undertake aspects of stakeholder management and communications activities are required and support development of stakeholder management plans.

This role is fulltime, 36-hours per week with a hybrid working arrangment. Typically with 2-3 days per week onsite at Devonport and the remainer working from home.

Essential experience of the Project Manager

Professional Route - Ideally a degree in engineering or project management. Or appropriate accreditation to APM standards.


Experiential Route - HNC with appropriate apprenticeship / experience in a relevant engineering or project discipline.

  • Demonstrable knowledge or experience of working with common project tools (MS Office, Project etc.)
  • Procurement - The ability to secure the provision of resource needed for projects from internal and external providers.
  • Requirements Management - Uses negotiation and influencing skills to arrive at agreed schedule of requirements including agreed success criteria.
  • Solution Development - The ability to determine the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of the project initiative's objectives and constraints.
  • Schedule Management - The process for developing, baselining, and monitoring of an integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project
  • Resource Management - the process of identifying and scheduling the resources (people/facilities/materials etc..) required to implement the programme
  • Budgeting and Cost Control - the process for setting agreed budgets and the control of forecast and actual costs against that budget
  • Risk, opportunity, and issue management - Risk and opportunity identification techniques and the ongoing management and control techniques throughout the project
  • Consolidated Planning - consolidate and document the fundamental components of the programme: scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities/issues, quality and HSE requirements
  • Quality Management - The ability to develop, maintain and apply quality management processes for the project outputs.
  • Stakeholder and Communications management - the systemic identification and analysis of stakeholders, and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and communicate with them
  • Reviews - The ability to establish and manage reviews at the appropriate points, which will inform the governance of the project, by providing evaluations of progress, methodologies, and continuing relevance.
  • Change Control - the features of a rigorous change control process, and how to establish, implement and maintain a change control process.

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 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

Babcock International

For over 130 years 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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