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Engineering Manager

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £50 - £75 per hour + Negotiable, Inside IR35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Expiry Date: 26 June 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82044_1715763294

Would you like to join an international defence company to support their clients by improving the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets? Due to continued investment, this global business is currently looking for an Engineering Manager to join their existing team in Devonport (hybrid working, 2 - 3 days onsite) on a 12 month contract.

The Role

As an Engineering Manager, you will support the delivery of engineering outcomes in 5 Basin Berth a non-tidal berth for Nuclear Submarine support and maintenance at Devonport Royal Dockyard. Directly responsible to the Design and Safety Manager, supporting them and the design managers in the team with delivery of engineering outcomes and assurance of technical documentation.

The engineering team is in the process of building resilience in the ranks. An active role will be taken in building the medium term capability of the team in support of programme demands. Time will also be spent aiding the design and safety manager with team management.

Activity will also focus on the liaison with the project management community within the project and interfacing with the supply chain on technical matters.


To succeed within the role of an Engineering Manager, you'll have experience in a similar position and have the following skills:

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Knowledge of Design and Nuclear Safety, perferrably good understand of design codes
  • Previous experience in Major projects / large infrastructure
  • Mechanical / Electrical / Civil experience
  • Strong technical leadership / project management background with demonstratable experience in managing teams of 50 people or more

Please note that due to security nature of this role, candidates must be eligible for BPSS and SC security clearance. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and will require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer.


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Improve work-life balance
  • Be appreciated and valued
  • Increase earning potential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: A start date is fast approaching so apply as soon as possible!