Job Description

Job Title:        Project Planner 
Location:        HMNB Clyde, Helensburgh – Hybrid  
Compensation:    £32,000 – £44,000 + Benefits
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:        SF56557


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Project Planner at our HMNB Clyde, Helensburgh site.


The role
As a Project Planner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Babcock provides services including fleet time engineering, facilities management, waterfront services, logistics and transport within an agreed operating budget, firmly focused on continuous and sustainable improvement in warship and submarine support.


Day to day, you’ll utilise your project planning, scheduling and control skills to ensure we deliver our Submarine maintenance projects on time without forgoing safety, performance, quality and are meeting our cost targets.


  • Compile Project Management Plan (PMP) from an agreed Work Package Scope on multiple Vessel Systems, working with a wide range of teams from different engineering disciplines.
  • Assist Project Manager’s in maximising the utilisation and the efficiency of all the Project Management resource. 
  • Ensure that maintenance plans are developed and agreed as the work package evolves. 
  • Liaise closely with vessels, shore departments and MOD customers (Internal and External) as required to deliver required outputs


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with up to 3 days in the office and 2 or 3 days working from home.


Essential experience of the Project Planner

  • Proven experience of working with Primavera P6 would be advantageous however, experience of other planning tools will be considered. 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. 
  • Experience within the construction industry would be ideal however, other highly regulated industries will be considered.


Qualifications for the Project Planner 
Ideally you will hold one or more of the following the qualifications: 


  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification
  • Project Planning and Control ™ PPC Foundations (APMG)
  • Change Management Foundation (APMG)
  • Primavera 106P Advanced Project Management
  • Primavera 106R Resource Management


We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


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 
  • Matched contribution 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
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.
  • Potential to develop skills.

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.


Closing date: 05/07/2024