Senior Maintenance Planner - Combat Systems

  • Job Reference: 56863
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £49,943 to £55,870
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Maintenance Planner - Combat Systems
Location: Stoke Gifford, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: £49,943 - £55,870 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56863

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 Senior Maintenance Planner at our Bristol Business Park site.

The role
As a Senior Maintenance Planner, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will be involved in a programme of work to maintain the UKs fleet of in-service submarines and associated weapon systems.

Day-to-day, you'll look at MOD policy for maintenance and optimise requirements into packages of work to maximise efficiency.

  • Providing in-service support to the Royal Navy's fleet of submarines.
  • Provide a holistic view and approach to management of maintenance requirements through life, with a primary focus on submarine weapon systems.
  • Liaising with the MoD and Waterfront teams to discuss submarine maintenance requirements.
  • Provide reactive support to the customer for emergent engineering and programme challenges contributing to impact statements and option assessments.
  • Capture, collate and communicate engineering risks, issues, and opportunities through understanding the submarine material state and through life maintenance.

This role is full time 36 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.

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 Senior Maintenance Planner

  • An in-depth knowledge of Combat Systems as well as a broad knowledge of strategic systems and whole boat engineering requirements.
  • Experience and understanding of Submarine Weapon Systems and associated maintenance requirements.
  • Vanguard and Astute Class Submarine knowledge and experience is highly desirable.

Qualifications for the Senior Maintenance Planner

  • Minimum of HND Foundation Degree with relevant experience.

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, 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
  • Potential to develop skills.
  • A dynamic working environment.
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.

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: 19/07/24