Design and Safety Process Manager

Devon, UK
Closing date
18 Oct 2020

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Design & Safety Process Manager
Location: Devonport, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £43,445

About the Role
We're looking for a Design & Safety Process Manager to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

The Radioactive Waste Management Team is focused on ensuring that work across Devonport Dockyard's Submarine Refit Complex (SRC) and Non-Tidal X-Berths (NTXB) is undertaken safely. It's accountable for the safe provision of the Radioactive Waste handling facilities and plant, including the provision of governance over the collection, handling, storage and disposal of such waste ensuring compliance with the mandated regulatory requirements.

As a Design and Safety Process Manager working within the Plant Management Radioactive Waste Management Team you'll be accountable for maintaining Plant Safety Case interfaces, interpreting and implementing Site Licence Agreements/Authorisation Compliance Conditions, Plant Safety Cases and ensuring appropriate Radioactive Waste Safety Management arrangements are published and adhered to. You'll ensure there is an effective interface between the Radioactive Waste Management Group and the Nuclear Engineering Directorate Technical Authority (via the relevant Design and Safety Manager) interface with Regulatory Authorities and demonstrate compliance with mandated regulatory requirements.

What do I need to do the role?
You'll be educated to degree level or equivalent in a STEM subject; recognised professional status (IEng or above) is highly desirable. You'll also need demonstrable experience in Plant/Facility Management and Safety Case Development/Implementation.

We would also like you to have some or all the following:

Experience in managing a small team, and wider stakeholders within a process.
A positive attitude toward Nuclear, Radiological and conventional safety and compliance.
Computer literate with high proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Experience in the design life cycle would also be beneficial Lastly, you'll need to be able to deploy excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to interface effectively with both internal and external Regulators.

What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This will require you to hold, or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

Babcock offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.

About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are ensuring that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices. If you experience difficulties please visit our careers page.

It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. You will have advance notice should we wish to arrange an interview with you and more information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.

This advice is valid at the time of publication and changing government advice and Babcock working practices take precedence at any particular time.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website
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