Job Description

Job Title:                Production Supervisor
Location:                Rosyth, Dunfermline
Compensation:      £42,578 – £44,877 + Paid Overtime + Great Benefits
Job Reference:         SF57706
Role Type:              Full Time/ Permanent 

At Babcock, we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part leading and developing your team as a Supervisor within your Trade. 

We currently have multiple opportunities for experienced Trades professionals in disciplines such as Welding and Fabrication within our Hotworks bays as well as our lifting and slinging operations to join our production teams in Rosyth, where you’ll play a key part in helping to build the new ‘Inspiration’ class, Type 31 frigate as a Supervisor within your Trade to lead and support your teams within the Build Hall. 
Type 31 will be at the heart of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet, deterring aggression and maintaining the security of the UK’s interests. They will work alongside the UK’s Allies to deliver a warship presence across the globe and enable a forward naval presence. 

We’re committed to delivering five Type 31 frigates by the end of 2028 but, with operations and opportunities spanning the length and breadth of the UK, your career can grow across our business.

The role
As a supervisor, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. If you can bring technical and team leading skills and a safe working attitude, then we can provide you with one of the most exciting engineering projects this country has to offer. 

You’ll be part of a friendly, supportive team, working alongside other experienced professionals like yourself who are engaged in the leading of your Trade team, who will be carrying out Welding, Fabrication or Lifting related activities in a production environment supporting the Type 31 unit build – from piece part creation through to manufacture and whole ship build. 

Key Tasks and Activities will include:
•    Creating and reviewing of Risk Assessments.
•    Ensuring that Tool-box Talks and Safety Briefs are effectively communicated and adhered to.
•    Establish and ensure that safe working practices and the working environment are in accordance with the company policies.
•    Manage the workload to meet programme requirements whilst achieving cost, time and quality requirements.
•    Take full ownership of activity levels within the area 

The supervisor role covers but not limited to: 
•    Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders to achieve team & individual goals
•    Must have the ability to interface with and influence key suppliers and programme stakeholders
•    Good team leadership skills and the ability to plan, prioritise and delegate work in a changing environment
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Strong interpersonal, coaching and influencing skills
•    Well-developed customer awareness
•    Open mind to change 

The supervisor role is full-time, 37-hours per week, Monday to Thursday, with plenty of opportunities to boost your earnings potential with flexible overtime and the opportunity to work shifts.

Your safety and wellbeing are of paramount importance to us because health and safety is an integral part of our business. We operate in a high-risk environment; therefore, we are looking for people who share our understanding and respect for health and safety.

Qualifications of the Supervisor:
•    Strong trade bias, holding associated technical qualifications and experience
•    Good communication/Interpersonal skills
•    Good planning/coordinating skills
•    Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 

Please note that all applicants must be able to achieve and maintain a minimum of Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance, for this post.

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 (

Our Benefits
•    Generous holiday allowance 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
•    Employee share scheme 
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reservists in the armed forces receive ten 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

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 [email protected] 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.