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Head of Performance (Submarines)

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    Central Government

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    Base Salary - in the range of £85k and £115k

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    about 1 month ago


Babcock International have partnered with Veredus to support their exciting PMO transformation agenda across its Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd (DRDL) operations.

Babcock is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, emergency services and civil nuclear sectors. Devonport (Plymouth) is the unique maintenance base of the UK’s submarine fleet. Several new engineering challenges are ahead as Babcock prepares for the next 30 years of deep maintenance programmes.

To support the increasing project workload Devonport PMO & Controls team are looking for several experienced project professionals who will act as role models and leaders for the wider PMO and Controls team to take responsibility and ownership of their domains.

This is a great time to be joining a PMO team that is creating and enabling a leading projects delivery organisation, to be best of the best. Integrating its people, their ways of working with cutting edge technology to deliver successful and predictable outcomes.

Primary Purpose

DRDL is entering a period of major investment with several high-profile projects pending and many more being considered. To support the successful delivery of UK submarine fleet deep maintenance programmes, DRDL require an experienced Head of Performance to join their Devonport team.

The Head of Performance will lead the implementation of integrated project controls and drive the delivery of predictable projects performance across the Submarine Portfolio at DRDL. The Head of Performance will operate at all levels within the Submarines business.


  • Deliver predictable time and cost outcomes through the consistent implementation of integrated project controls core process throughout the Submarine business

  • Create and reinforce a culture of integrated project teams throughout the Submarine business. Integrate the project disciplines in order to efficiently deliver project objectives and benefits

  • Champion a culture of delivery centred on People; utilising reliable and robust project information and data to understand, assess and influence successful project outcomes.

  • Establish and maintain the Performance Measurement Baseline position for the Submarines portfolio and implement a culture of control and internal governance throughout each project lifecycle.

  • Create high performing project teams. Support career development, increase PMPC competency and empower the Babcock workforce to deliver in line with the Project Management Delivery Framework.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Ideally Bachelor's degree in engineering / project / construction management or a related field


  • APM Chartered Professional (ChPP) – attained or willing to attain with support


  • Successful track record of Management in a senior leadership role within a complex regulated and/or safety-critical environment

  • Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar major project delivery environment / business

  • Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out.

  • Have expert knowledge of Project Controls and Planning tool sets and the integration of these.

  • Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)

Security & Diversity

The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

Babcock are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

What can you expect in return?

  • Competitive salary

  • Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays.

  • Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance.

  • Plus Babcock Rewards & Share Plan

  • Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities.

  • Relocation allowance

Application Guidance

Veredus is the executive search & selection and interim management provider of choice for both Public & Private sectors with a strong track record of filling niche, hard to fill roles.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.





Closing date for applications is17:00 BST on Tuesday 14 September 2021