Engineering Manager - Marine

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9.5 billion in 2018/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 850 talented people. Operating across aviation, marine, oil and gas, mining and construction, cyber security, defence, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally.

We currently have an exciting full time permanent opportunity for an experienced, qualified and professional Engineering Manager to join our high performing marine team based in Osborne.

About the Role

The role will report to the General Manager - Submarines and will be responsible for leading, managing and developing a team of engineers in order to deliver all activities required of the engineering function to meet the requirements of the relevant contracts.  The primary engineering services provided relate to the in service support (sustainment) of submarine weapons systems. Additionally this senior level role will oversee the planning, management and delivery of all Babcock Marine engineering accountabilities as well as supporting the greater Babcock functions to enable successful delivery of all operational and strategic engineering requirements to all external stakeholders

Key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Management responsibility for engineering personnel within the team

  • Manage the training, development and succession planning of engineering personnel within the team

  • Responsibility for the quality, safety and timeliness of engineering service delivery

  • Manage the relationship with all internal and external engineering stakeholders

  • Work closely with Babcock’s UK based engineering team to both deliver selected projects collaboratively and to work within a shared engineering governance framework

  • Develop, deliver, and update Engineering Management Plans as required

  • Ensure that all engineering services provided by subcontractors and associated parties are provided in accordance with documented requirements

  • Ensure that subcontractors and associated parties develop, update and implement appropriate technical plans

  • Ensure that engineering services are reported on in accordance with requirements

  • Attend client technical reviews as required;

  • Hold Engineering Support Reviews in accordance with requirements.

  • Support the planning, management and delivery of all Babcock Marine engineering accountabilities

About You

This role will align with an experienced Engineering Manager who has a proven capability of managing, leading and developing technical engineering teams within a complex defence, manufacturing or technical engineering environment and possess an excellent interpersonal and analytical skill set. The successful candidate will be degree qualified within Engineering or Naval Architecture and will ideally have Chartered Professional Engineer or Chartered Engineering Technologist status or eligibility for chartered status. Additionally you will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving change and enjoys working within a team environment. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your workload and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. Previous experience and qualifications within Project Management and Military Submarine Systems will be highly desirable.

The successful candidate must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Defence Security Clearance


About Us

In return Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below


Job no: HDAQ91499-1

Location: Osborne - SA

Closing Date: Saturday, 7 September 2019