Engineering Manager - Naval Architecture

Job Description

Job Title: Naval Architecture Engineering Manager

Location: Stoke Gifford, Bristol + Hybrid Working Arrangement

Compensation: £53,020 to £65,000 DOE + Benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 52238

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 Naval Architecture Engineering Manager at our Bristol site.

The role

As a Naval Architecture Engineering Manager you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. We're recognised across the submarine enterprise as a centre of excellence for submarine naval architecture. You will be accountable for leading the team of highly capable and motivated naval architects, strengthening our position as the UK's leading provider of in-service submarine naval architecture support.

Day to day, you'll provide team management and leadership to enable both the care and growth of your team members, and timely delivery of engineering outputs to ensure the project/programme engineering activities are successfully achieved.

Your key responsibilities will include;

  • Ensuring your team have the means required to achieve their full potential
  • Providing strategic direction for the growth of technical capability and workstreams
  • Ensuring appropriate governance, assurance and management of all technical tasking
  • Reporting technical, resourcing and project information to the Group Manager
  • Collaborating across Babcock's engineering businesses to improve efficiency, and identify and apply industry best practices
  • Engaging with customers, suppliers and stakeholders across the submarine enterprise

Essential experience of the Engineering Manager:

  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively and deliver in a complex environment
  • An ability to positively influence and work collaboratively with all levels of an organisation
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability to identify and exploit opportunities
  • Proactive approach with a strong capability for problem solving
  • Proven track record of delivery reliability, productivity and quality
  • Competent mentoring of direct reports to improve their leadership skill sets and overall effectiveness, empowering them to take accountability

This is a full-time role offering a hybrid working arrangement. You will be required to work from our office at least 2 days per week, however flexibility will be required for further attendance, dependant on business needs / classification of work.

Qualifications for the Naval Architecture Engineering Manager:

  • Degree qualified in a STEM discipline that includes naval architecture, and be registered as a Chartered Engineer

The successful candidate must be a sole UK national, who holds, or is able to achieve SC security clearance for this role. For further information please visit National security vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

Our Benefits

  • 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

Babcock International

For over 130 years 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.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.



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