First Line Manager - Dockside Operations

  • Job Reference: SF58125
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £33,556 to £38,556
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: First Line Manager - Dockside Operations
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £38,556 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF58125

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 First Line Manager - Dockside Operations at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a First Line Manager - Dockside Operations, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll lead and manage the output of skilled workers, potentially working across multiple shifts.

Day-to-day, you'll manage and supervise allocated industrial workforce and safely set them to work, this will include reviewing and endorsing relevant risk assessment and COSHH assessment and establishing a system of work across all shifts to meet key event dates following and promoting control of work processes.

  • Following and promoting control of work processes.
  • Ensuring the work place is safe at all times and meets appropriate health, safety and environment standards.
  • To manage the care and growth of a team with reference to time, performance, behaviours and quality.
  • Providing technical guidance in relation to your area of expertise.
  • Take ownership and deliver their project objectives to schedule and quality in accordance with company processes and procedures.

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

Essential experience of the First Line Manager - Dockside Operations

  • Required to have a good understanding of health and safety processes associated with production activities.
  • Required to have experience in supervising a team or be prepared to learn.
  • Experience of repair/replace/overhaul/maintenance processes.
  • Good leadership qualities and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and motivate a team.
  • Good awareness of the vessel general arrangement drawings.

Qualifications for the First Line Manager - Dockside Operations

  • ONC, NVQ Level 3
  • ILM Level 3
  • IOSH

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) 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. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • 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 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: 22/07/2024