Senior Planning Engineer

Employer: Babcock International Group PLC
Job location
Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG (working from home will be an option)
Job closing date

Senior Planning Engineer
Business Unit: Engineering and Technology Services
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG (working from home will be an option)


About the role
Babcock International is seeking to appoint a Senior Planning Engineer / Senior Planner within the Facilities Engineering Programme Management Office (PMO).

The PMO comprises a team of 30 Planning, Project Engineering and Business Support professionals, providing a planning and project controls service to the Facilities Engineering design team.

The role incorporates the functions of developing detail within existing post-initiation projects, accurate progress reporting and analysis, variances investigation and reporting, managing project baselines, change management, ad hoc project reporting. You will provide an interface between the internal customer and design/safety engineering teams.

The department offers a friendly, flexible working environment, assisting in the delivery of Defence design and safety engineering projects. There will also be plenty of opportunities for development and progression. 

What do I need to do the role?

• Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
• Good knowledge of project controls and management principles.
• Good working knowledge of windows based applications and demonstrable knowledge of primavera P6.
• Experience in facilities management in a regulated environment would be advantageous.
• BTEC in an engineering discipline or relevant experience

What else do I need to know?
The applicant must be capable of holding SC clearance.

There will be scope to work from home with site visits required on a monthly basis.

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.

This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon in the south west of England. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage. There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

Business Area - Devonport
Babcock International Group owns and operates the main refit, maintenance and workshop area of the 330 acre naval site at Devonport, known as Devonport Royal Dockyard, where it employs thousands of people. The remainder of the site at Devonport is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is known as Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Devonport – one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe.

Babcock and the Ministry of Defence work in partnership to operate and maintain this co-located site by providing through-life support for submarines, surface ships and associated systems and equipment.

Babcock has a large design and technology capability providing a wide range of support activities including feasibility and project definition studies, detail design and draughting, development trials, noise and vibration analysis, structural analysis, project management, integrated logistic support and risk management.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online using PC, Laptop or Mobile devices. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.