Skynet Project Manager

  • Job Reference: SF58149
  • Date Posted: 26 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: benefits
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job Title: Skynet Project Manager
Location: UK Wide + Hybrid Working
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full time and Permanent
Role ID: SF58149


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 Skynet Project Manager at one of our sites throughout the UK. You'll be working from home most of the time but must be willing to travel into one of our hubs when required.


The role
As a Skynet Project Manager, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll be joining the transformation team who tackle all things change. You'll be supporting vital MILSATCOM (military satellite communication) systems one day and developing new technologies the next. Your work will contribute to shaping the future of satellite communication systems within defence. And, with our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.


Day-to-day, you'll:

  • Manage the change and co-ordination of an integrated project delivery team ensuring that successful delivery of projects through planning monitoring and control in an INCOSE Systems Engineering environment
  • Manage stakeholders including Engineering, Operations, supply chain, client engagement and partners. Identification, monitoring, planning, implementing responses and reporting of risks
  • Lead the project to deliver world class performance by means of employee engagement, continuous improvement/change and identifying and implementing the latest technology
  • Establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of the project, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities


This role is full time and consists of a 37-hour working week. We are adaptable on location and the role can be delivered from various locations. You'll be working from home most of the time but must be willing to travel into one of our hubs when required.

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.

Experience of the Skynet Project Manager:

  • Contract change process, and developing proposal responses to change requests
  • Previous experience on a complex defence and telecommunication projects / programmes, preferably MILSATCOM
  • Technical work package experience in areas such as site, FM and IT - desirable

Qualifications for the Skynet Project Manager:

  • We value difference and don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.

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
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer
  • 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 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.