Senior Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 57211
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2024
  • Employer: Manpower RPO - Babcock
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  • Location: Argyll & Bute
  • Salary: £55,000 to £72,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus Bonus, PMI and Flex Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, Manufacturing Operations, Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Location: HMNB Clyde, Helensburgh
Compensation: £55,000 - £72,000 plus bonus, private healthcare and flex benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57211

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 Senior Project Manager within our Fleet Programmes team at HMNB Clyde.

The role
As a Senior Project Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Our Senior Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of their project(s) and must be competent in managing key aspects of a project i.e. safety, scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resourced to achieve a project's agreed objectives. This scope of time, budget and requirement will be set by our customer via a contract to deliver Submarine delivery.

The Senior Project Manager will be required to manage projects in complex situations, with independence and lead others. The individual will have working knowledge of programme and portfolio level tools and techniques.

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible to the Output Manager who has overall accountability for the delivery of the project to the Head of Fleet Programmes

You will work in collaboration with Fleet Engineering and Compliance teams, as well as MoD Customer (Internal & External) as required to deliver the required outputs.

Day to day, as a Senior Project Manager you will provide full project guidance and ensure that maintenance plans are developed and agreed as the overall package evolves to deliver Submarine projects to meet safety, quality, cost and performance and targets.

* Manage a team of Project Managers and Project Support in completion of submarine maintenance activity to ensure the department meets the objectives of the business.
* Ensure that work is carried out in line with current processes and make suggestions on improving systems and processes to increase productivity and safety in accordance with set objectives and timescales.
* Work within all H&S legislation, Safe Systems of Work and control of work processes in accordance with Clyde policies.

Essential experience of the Senior Project Manager
* Previous experience in shipbuilding / repair / refit / marine engineering environments or similar industry would be desirable
* Project management lifecycle and process improvement techniques.
* Knowledge of business processes (HR, Finance, Risk, Governance, Commercial)
* Knowledge of Submarine systems and equipment is desirable but not essential.

This role is based on-site at HMNB Clyde.

Qualifications for the Senior Project Manager
* A Bachelor's degree in an engineering subject ideally, or HNC/HND in Engineering with significant experience as a minimum requirement.
* Proven full lifecycle project management experience - ideally gained in a Marine or Maintenance environment
* Project Management skills accredited to the Association of Project Managers (APM). Formal APM / Prince2 qualifications are desirable but not essential as Babcock will fund APM course

Candidates are encouraged to apply if they have relevant experience in lieu of all stated qualifications.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level 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. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK

Our Benefits
* 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

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.

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.

Closing Date: 24/05/24