Head of Fleet Compliance

  • Job Reference: SF55740
  • Date Posted: 7 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute
  • Salary: £75,000 to £85,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + car allowance + bonus + benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Fleet Compliance
Location: Faslane, Helensburgh + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £75,000 - £85,000 Depending on experience + Bonus, Car Allowance, Healthcare
Role Type: Permanent
Role ID: SF55740

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 Head of Fleet Compliance at our Clyde site.

The role
As a Head of Fleet Compliance you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Babcock provides services including fleet time engineering, facilities management, waterfront services, logistics and transport within an agreed operating budget, firmly focused on continuous and sustainable improvement in warship and submarine support.

Day to day, you'll lead and manage the following teams in order to meet safety, quality, time and cost targets and to provide independent oversight of Fleet Operations activities in order to assist the other Fleet Operations department heads in remaining compliant with applicable statute, legislation or local policies.

  • Commissioning Group
  • Engineering Inspection Services
  • Quality Assurance (Fleet Operations) Production Authorisation
  • Northern Calibration Facility
  • In Water Engineering

You will additionally be accountable for:

  • Lead on engendering appropriate behaviours with regard to health, safety, security, environment and quality within the Fleet Operations Compliance department ensuring that all tasks are carried out in accordance with the Company's policies and requirements.
  • Managing the successful completion of departmental objectives and targets as agreed with the Director, Fleet Operations.
  • Championing process, technical and business improvement to improve quality and product safety within Fleet Operations.
  • Assist the Director, Fleet Operations and the Heads of Fleet Programmes and Fleet Engineering in optimising the utilisation and efficiency of all Fleet Operations resource with a particular emphasis on delivering conforming product.
  • Provision of submarine operations and engineering expertise and knowledge in order to assist the Heads of Fleet Programmes and Fleet Engineering in delivering their outputs in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensuring that instructions, processes and procedures used by Fleet Engineering teams when conducting work on submarines.

The role is a full time, permanent position 37 hours a week and will be based onsite at Faslane, Clyde with hybrid working from home arrangements one day a week.

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Essential experience of the Head of Fleet Compliance :

  • Experience in operational leadership experience
  • Knowledge Current class submarine systems including Primary and Secondary marine engineering systems and equipment, Ship's Systems and hull structures (desirable not essential)
  • Understanding and knowledge of Safe Systems of Work
  • Ability to conduct Risk Assessments &Quality Assurance
  • Expertise in areas such as Product Safety, Planning processes, Budget management processes & Business applications
  • Lean/6 sigma & JSP375 (Management of Health and Safety in Defence)

Qualifications for the Head of Fleet Compliance:

  • Ideally you will hold a Chartered Engineer status or equivalent
  • Nuclear Submarine Quality Assurance Course (desirable)
  • ILM 7 or equivalent

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC ITAR security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • 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 most 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 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.

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: 21/02/2024