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Job Title: Technology, Design & Innovation Project Delivery Manager Location: Bristol SF32987
Make a real impact, immediately
We’re looking for someone dynamic, ambitious and eager to make an impact to become our next Technology, Design & Innovation Project Delivery Manager.
Babcock Defence Systems Technology has an enviable reputation for fostering partnerships and innovation, and delivering technological advantage to an array of global customers. We are building on these strengths with the creation of an innovation hub which will be at the forefront of our contribution to the Defence Digital era.
The Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) team will be built from a diverse mix of skillsets, backgrounds and experiences; highly motivated people who are driven by the prospect of working with industry leading technology in a challenging, agile and forward looking environment. A dynamic bench of professionals comprising both permanent and secondee positions, TDI will adapt to bring fresh thinking to growth opportunities, develop new capabilities and put innovation at the centre of DST growth moving forward.
We are at the beginning of the TDI journey and are looking to appoint a motivated Project Delivery Manager.
Broadly, the Project Delivery Manager will;
Take a leading role in managing the delivery of the exploration and creation of new technologies and capabilities. Reporting to the Head of the Future Solutions; the PDM will be responsible for the establishment and execution of project plans, management of budgets, timelines, and mitigation of the risks to delivery. Due to the portfolio nature of the business the PDM will manage a variety of projects with a diverse set of technological challenges and applications.
Communication will be key and require engagement both within the business up to the Board level and externally with numerous partners and customers from a variety of industries. A collaborative, innovative and agile approach in both approach to and delivery of projects will be critical and the PDM will need to be a champion of this approach through driving continuous improvement and adoption of a variety of methodologies and approaches.
Whilst not expected to be an expert on the technologies or sectors that drive our projects, the successful candidate will demonstrate both an aptitude and appetite for learning, a natural curiosity twinned with a commercial mindset.
DST promotes a Work Anywhere ethos. This means the TDI team will enjoy working together in newly created DST collaboration spaces in and around Bristol. But when it’s not necessary to be physically together, DST employees choose where they work best and we give them the kit they need to work anywhere.
The ideal candidate will possess;
* Experience managing complex projects, ideally multiple projects concurrently * Cost and risk management skills * Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal and negotiation * Problem solving, agility, lateral thinking * Interpersonal skills * Leadership, management, delegation * Ability to upskill, learn new subjects * Time management and prioritisation * Collaborative * Natural curiosity about technology Successful applicants will demonstrate that they are critical thinkers able to be innovative in their approach and thinking and able to work at pace balancing multiple priorities concurrently. Collaboration, adaptability and inclusion are key to the success of DST and these will be core attributes of all TDI team members.
Interested individuals should apply with a CV, but also send us something which outlines their interest in innovation and their suitability for this role and this team.
In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
* Flexible working * Autonomy to perform the role. * The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit.
As well as:
* Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays; * Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance; * Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts * Employee Share Plan; * Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year; * Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities; * If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Other need to knows:
* Location: Bristol * The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role. * We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.