Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence responsible for the procurement, in service support and disposal of the UKs nuclear submarines. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance nationally and internationally, ensuring the security of the UKs continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent, and delivering the most technically complex programmes in Defence. We employ over 1500 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.
We have an exciting vacancy available within The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) an Operations Manager. The Successful candidate will take a lead role within the ILOG discipline to provide robust support across a variety of high value and complex projects and portfolios.
Predominantly you will be working on the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) FMSP is the largest Support Programme ever undertaken by the MOD. The programme is developing and implementing new commercial arrangements with Industry from March 2020. The programme scope includes all aspects of Naval Base Support, Warship and Submarine Engineering. From the beds Royal Navy personnel sleep in, to the Warships and Submarines they serve in, the FMSP will support all of this in every UK Naval Base.
Under the direction of the FMSP leadership team, you will be supporting multiple change initiatives aligned to the implementation of FMSP at HMNB Devonport. This will involve the realisation of the FMSP operating model to initial operating capability, the parallel organisational change in support of FMSP and the creation of associated processes and governance. You will also support activity that facilitates and ensures the successful transition from existing contracts and suppliers to new following their appointment.
Please not due to the level of security these posts are open to Sole UK Nationals only.
You will be responsible for
Manage the implementation of change to requirements in response to cost and time pressures to ensure delivery to the customer meets expectations.
Manage investigations where the required KPIs are not being achieved to the required quality, standard or timescales, and help to identify the issues and take appropriate action.
Manage agreed governance arrangements for the delivery of the service, aligned with iLog best practice and KPIs.
Responsible for all aspects of inventory and supply chain management for their platforms or equipment.
Identify optimal courses of action, balancing risk and value for money in the development of Business Cases and Investment Appraisals, Review Notes and Information Notes including economic analysis of investment proposals to influence decision making.
Conduct regular rolling reviews of the teams, customer outcomes and platform capability performances to proactively identify and manage dependencies between projects and programmes and their funding/resource requirements.
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
Experience working in a delivery environment at an operational level within one of the OM or associated disciplines (PM, SCM, Eng, TTLS)
Experience of managing commercial relationships, delivery arrangements and budgets including the approval process to provide the outcomes
Evidence of working in collaboration with various stake holders
Evidence of leadership and people management, or that of a multi-disciplinary team
Experience working in a similar industry
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Education to masters degree level or equivalent professional qualification or experience
Achievement of mandated internal OM Qualification OM Level 3 Expert Skills Certificate
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
Customer Service Expert
Managing support, supplier and customer networks Expert
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
Communicating and influencing
What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.
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Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employees ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
About your team
The Integrated Logistics (iLog) Function is the integrating Function for Support within DE&S & SDA, responsible for the development, management and delivery of in-service support for our front-line command customers. The iLog Function consists of around 2,900 personnel, both civil servants and military, and with a wide range of disciplines ranging from operations management and supply chain management, technical through-life support and logistics delivery, to modelling and analysis and internal continuous improvement consultancy services.
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Applications must be received before 23:55 pm on Sunday 15th November 2020.
Beth Wilkinson 45,900 - £54,000
Defence Equipment and Support
HMNB Devonport, HM Naval Base, Devonport
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