Nuclear Facilities Authorisation Group Chairperson

  • Job Reference: SF58351
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £56,837
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Nuclear Facilities Authorisation Group Chairperson
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Compensation: £56,837 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF58351

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 Nuclear Facilities Authorisation Group Chairperson at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Nuclear Facilities Authorisation Group Chairperson, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This opportunity plays a pivotal role during an exciting time of major expenditure and interesting and novel upgrade projects.

Day-to-day, you'll lead the review of documentation in support of activities within the Submarine Nuclear Facilities at Devonport. You will also undertake the safe release of work following authorisation. Reporting to the Plant Manager in the Nuclear Operations Directorate and will be interacting with the Design Authority, Operations, Maintenance and Project Managers

  • Chair a multi-disciplined group to review work activities on the facilities.
  • Authorise the work activity documents
  • Safely release the work
  • Ensure compliance with the safety case
  • Upkeep the appropriate operational records

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

Essential experience of the Nuclear Facilities Authorisation Group Chairperson

  • Knowledge of nuclear facilities and submarine maintenance
  • Experience of working within the constraints of a safety case and license or authorised conditions
  • Equivalent training and experience can be considered such as a previously qualified Royal Navy Category A watch keeper or suitable experience from other nuclear installations.

Qualifications for the Nuclear Facilities Authorisation Group Chairperson

  • Relevant Engineering Degree or significant experience.

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. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • 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: 15/07/2024