Senior Project Engineer Job at Babcock Plymouth

Job Title: Senior Project Engineer
Location: Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4SG
Compensation: £39,408-£44,044 + pension (matched up to 8%) + 25 days holiday
Role Type: Full Time / Permanent

SF: SF45095

We have a new opportunity for a Senior Project Engineer to join us at Babcock Devonport, within Laboratory Services, as part of the Business Support Team. Laboratory Services is part of the Technical Services function that is responsible for the provision of technical support across Devonport Royal Dockyard and the wider Babcock.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for you to be proactive and enthusiastic with an ability to establish strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders at various levels. We are looking for you to have good general commercial experience, this could be from a procurement, subcontracting, quotations, capital expenditure, financial or legal background with a desire to develop and learn new skills. You will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with an ability to explain reasoning behind decisions. You will also be able to adapt to changing situations and requirements from stakeholders.

What will you be doing?
As Senior Project Engineer, you will supervise and report on records and communications for cost centre spend and be the point of contact from external requests, acting as the interface between all sections and the commercial function, supporting in understanding and meeting of their financial commitments.

Your responsibilities will include, but won’t be limited to:

  • Leading strategies for purchasing and subcontracting
  • Interfacing with category leads, procurement, quality assurance, expenditure, and commercial support teams
  • Managing procurement records and financial communications
  • Reviewing needs against capital and department budget availability
  • Assisting and submitting capital expenditure to forecast plan and coordinate successful completion of purchase.
  • Determining needs for subcontractor auditing with quality assurance engineers
  • Supporting varied improvement projects

The experience you’ll bring

  • You’ll be either qualified with a Level 4 qualification or have equivalent in a business / procurement / legal / commercial discipline or have suitable relevant experience
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with others within various teams.
  • An ability to adapt to changing situations and requirements

You will need to satisfy security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.

What a role with Babcock offers?

  • Enhanced employment terms and conditions
  • Money purchase pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Share ownership scheme
  • Occupational health services
  • Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
  • Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
  • Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities – It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

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Application Guidance:

All applications should be made online.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
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Closing date: 29/09/2022



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