Satcom Head of Transition

Job Description

Job Title: Satcom Head of Transition
Location: Plymouth or Bristol, UK - Hybrid - Working from home options available

Compensation: £70,000.00 + benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF 43998

Amplify your impact
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 Satcom Head of Transition at our Devonport or 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.

Mission Systems

The Satcom Head of Transition role is based within our Mission Systems business area

Babcock is a trusted provider of integrated solutions for global defence and security. We have a wide portfolio of best-in-class intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance solutions, communications, and weapons launch and handling solutions across all domains, integrating the best of industry to meet our customers' needs.

The role

The difference our new Satcom Head of Transition will make

As a Satcom Head of Transition, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. We are seeking a Satcom Head of Transition to mobilise, grow and deliver the contract. The programme will provide Satellite Communications Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) capability to the UK MoD, Partners Across Government, and international markets; and as such, forms a significant component of our Mission System's Communications & Critical Assets (C&CA) Capability Area.
Day to day, you'll support the SatCom Programme Director through leadership of a multi-discipline mobilisation team, driving high performance behaviours and outcomes aligned to the Babcock Purpose and Principles, support commercial negotiations with the customer, define, form, and provide leadership to the right delivery management teams for each element of the project, collaborate across C&CA, Mission Systems and Babcock, to ensure the right capabilities are available at the right times for the project, including leading the make/buy decisions and hold accountability for execution plans, reviews, and risk assessments.

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 requires regular travel to Plymouth or Bristol on a weekly basis alongside home working arrangements.
Essential experience

* Must already hold or be capable and prepared to undergo DV security clearance.

* Proven effective programme leadership in a client facing role, including project mobilisation.
* Evidence of proactive programme-wide stakeholder management and relationship building.
* Strong financial awareness and experience estimating, forecasting and establishing controls.
* Experience in creating effective information flows and communication with key stakeholders and teams.
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
* Our Big Benefit Platform allows you to make your money go further, with discounts from over 850 retailers.
* Employee Share Plan
* Professional memberships, personal development training an opportunities
* STEM ambassador training and volunteering opportunities
* 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.

Closing date: 17/08/2022