Deputy Plant Manager

  • Job Reference: SF57044
  • Date Posted: 30 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £55,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Deputy Plant Manager
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £55,000 + DOE+ Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57044

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 Deputy Plant Manager at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Deputy Plant Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Deputising for the plant manager in the ownership, safe operation and timely maintenance of high integrity existing nuclear facilities and being involved in construction of new facilities, in support of UK defence objectives.

Day-to-day, you'll be a duly appointed person and will be critical to the delivery of arrangements intended to ensure compliance with site licence and authorisation conditions.

  • Ensure there is a valid safety case in place that covers full scope of intended operations, authorisation and release of appropriate procedures for the conduct of facility maintenance and repair.
  • Ensure a safe and secure working environment, including the upkeep of appropriate operation records and suitable functional oversight of the work being undertaken.
  • Ensure the design intent of the facility is met and maintained and that there is an awareness and enforcement of the operating regime.
  • As a duly appointed person you must be courageous and champion nuclear, conventional, product and environmental safety at all times. You must be prepared to challenge the status quo and stand up and be accountable for your actions.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Essential experience of the Deputy Plant Manager

  • Experience such as a previously qualified Royal Navy Category A1 Watch Keeper or suitable experience from other nuclear sites.
  • Previous experience of refitting of nuclear submarines and or equivalent experience within the civil nuclear sector.
  • Proven nuclear facilities management experience or high hazard industry, oil and gas.
  • Knowledge of safety case management and configuration on a nuclear site.

Qualifications for the Deputy Plant Manager

  • Relevant Degree in Engineering or significant experience of nuclear facilities management.
  • Chartered Engineer status - Desirable.

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (NNPPI) 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

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.

Closing date: 10/05/2024