Design Manager

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Job Description

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as an Engineering Design Manager at our Devonport Royal Dockyard site.

The role
As Engineering Design Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is an exciting opportunity to join a developing part of the business undergoing significant transformation to support the engineering projects onsite at Devonport.

Day to day, you’ll be responsible for managing the technical aspects of a project, from identification of the need through to handover, acting as the Technical Authority single point of contact, organising and leading resources as the project demands.

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Scoping and managing the technical delivery of projects throughout their lifecycle
  • Supporting the Design Management Group to manage the development and delivery of complex design solutions within safety critical facilities, to quality, time and budget
  • Securing, organising and leading internal and external resources as the project demands
  • Ensuring that design outputs are fit for purpose and delivered within agreed budgetary and schedule constraints
  • Developing and applying a structured design process in a proportionate manner that reflects conventional and nuclear facility applications

This role is full time, 35 hours per week provides hybrid working arrangements with 2 days in the office/onsite and 3 days working from home.


Essential experience of the Engineering Design Manager

  • Have a strong technical background and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills due to the levels of stakeholder management required by the role
  • Sound understanding of designing and substantiating solutions for safety-critical applications, gained ideally from a regulated industry
  • Experience of the design lifecycle and a logical approach to problem solving


Qualifications for the Design Manager

  • You will hold a Degree in a STEM subject (or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience)
  • Registered as a Chartered/Incorporated Engineer. If not registered then you should be able to evidence that you are working towards this, along with holding membership of a relevant professional institution

Security Clearance


The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK (

What we offer 


  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Contributory 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
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • Opportunity to work on some of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer.

Babcock International 


For over a century Babcock  has 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.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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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