Deputy Non-Nuclear Facilities Maintenance Manager
Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
Salary is a Personal Contract
About the role
We're looking for a Deputy Non-Nuclear Facilities Maintenance Manager within the Non-Nuclear Facility Maintenance Department 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 Non-Nuclear Facility Maintenance Department is responsible for maintenance, energy management, space management and infrastructure upgrades across the entire Devonport Site. A significant, recent commitment to increase the functionality has led to the requirement to expand the team.
You will support the Non-Nuclear Facility Maintenance Manager with the day to day running of the department. This will heavily involve with Energy Management of the site, with the Energy Manager and Engineer reporting directly to the Deputy.
Understanding of contractual elements with the MoD will be part of the day to day role, alongside being part of the leadership team to roll out transformation to enable the delivery of the new contract. As well as responsible for working with the MoD to develop and deliver Devonport's Zero Net Carbon commitments.
There will also be some oversight of maintenance statistics, project delivery, budget and safety, and regular interaction with MoD Intelligent Customers.
What do I need to do the role?
You will have a degree in an engineering subject or an appropriate qualifications. This may however be formally wavered depending on the level of experience in role and specific capability and you must be chartered with an appropriate professional body or in the application process.
We would also like you to have experience in the following areas:
Must have previous experience of energy management at a strategic level.
Can demonstrate a high level of organisation with the ability to self-manage and interface with the team members.
Has a good knowledge of maintenance delivery, and has a clear commitment to making necessary changes to develop both individuals and teams.
Excellent communication skills, stakeholder management skills and the ability to manage diverse teams.
What else do I need to know?
The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.
We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
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.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
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