Safety Assessment Manager - Naval Nuclear

  • Job Reference: SF56479
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: £70,000 to £80,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Safety Assessment Manager
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation: £70,000 - £80,000 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56479

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 Safety Assessment Manager at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As a Safety Assessment Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. At Devonport Dockyard, Babcock supports the Royal Navy submarine fleet, with a number of operational nuclear and radiological facilities for the upkeep and maintenance of submarines.

Over the next 5 to 10 years, Babcock are significantly upgrading the Devonport site and as such you will have the opportunity to support the design and build of new, submarine maintenance facilities.

Day to day, you'll report to the Head of Safety Engineering within the Safety Engineering team. The role is part of the Devonport engineering function and is a key role within safety engineering having responsibility for the development of comprehensive, coherent, and optimised safety strategies and assessments for applications across our site.

  • Leading a team of specialist engineering assessors.
  • Interfacing with design teams, operations teams and other stakeholders.
  • Liaising with external stakeholders, the MOD customer as well as defence and civil regulators.
  • Supporting existing operational facilities and the design and construction of new facilities on site.

This role is full time, 35 hours based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard with hybrid working from home arrangements.

Essential experience of the Safety Assessment Manager

  • Excellent engineering leader, capable of operating at all levels, with great verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience or background of working in a highly regulated industry i.e. oil and gas, nuclear, rail aviation.
  • You'll need to possess great interpersonal and leadership skills and stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of nuclear engineering, and safety policy and assessment methodologies is extremely desirable to support this leadership role.
  • It would also be beneficial to have some knowledge of submarines and the submarine enterprise.

Qualifications for the Safety Assessment Manager

  • You'll be educated to Degree level in an Engineering or Scientific discipline and have relevant experience.
  • Registered as a Chartered Engineer

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.

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 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
  • Potential to develop skills
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met

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.

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: 13/05/2024