Location, Location, Relocation – Your Opportunity

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

With significant investment at dockyards across the UK resulting in huge shipbuilding job opportunities, the prospect of relocating for work, is rapidly looking like a favourable option for many skilled trades people in the engineering industry. Click here for more information on our latest engineering jobs at shipyards across the UK.

However, the decision to relocate can be daunting and it is important to thoroughly assess whether it’s the right path for you.

New opportunities

Taking a job opportunity in your current town or city offers the obvious benefit of stability however open your mind to relocation and you may discover a wealth of opportunity not available to you in your local area. Broadening your job search by location opens up more varied job opportunities, potential higher earnings and a chance to meet new people and experience new places.

So, what roles are out there for me?

There is no doubt that 2017 promises to be an exciting year for the UK engineering industry. Morson are seeing a huge influx of engineering jobs at shipyards across the UK, which is an encouraging sign for the economy. As the UK’s largest supplier of marine trades Morson has a significant number of roles at several prominent shipyards across the UK (have a look here). These roles are varied and diverse, with both trades and white collar opportunities in electrical and mechanical to design and logistics. Our locations are as diverse as the roles available and span across the country from Glasgow to Plymouth.

Continuity of work

As suppliers to all the major shipyards within the UK, Morson can therefore easily facilitate the transfer of contractors to other contracts, ensuring continuity of work.

Not only that, but for our marine and shipbuilding positions in particular, we security clear many of our contractors for the repair of nuclear submarines and this clearance is transferable. Therefore, for those who want to experience somewhere new, up their skill level and advance engineering industry, then relocating for work could be the answer.

Next steps

If the idea of relocating for work appeals but you’re still unsure of what the transition entails then, here at Morson, we have onsite teams offering exceptional contractor care who help with re-location and other enquiries. If permanent relocation seems unfeasible, many of our roles offer the benefit of a regular shift pattern, navigating the need for a permanent move, allowing you to split your time between work and home throughout the week.

To apply and find out more about the exciting engineering jobs on offer in the marine and shipbuilding industry, please click here. Relocating for work could change everything.

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Have a read of our tips on how to make yourself available for temporary work here or how social media can be used as an effective job hunting tool here.

 


Cx Jobs

Principal Naval Architect

Due to a demand on their small boat programmes a top defence company are looking for Naval Architects on at both Principal and Senior Level. This is a minimum 6 month contract paying £50 per hour through an Umbrella company. Full details belowPosition DescriptionAn experienced naval architect with a depth and breadth of engineering knowledge. The Principal Naval Architect is a key role in the Small Boats Design team responsible for providing naval architecture capability across a broad spectrum of projects. The Naval Architect will be providing solutions in support of new build, development and post design projects for small craft. This role will:Participate in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to the small boats sector.Conduct naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design.Lead individual engineering projects, developing requirements into solutions and providing appropriate engineering evidence for the SDA.Mentoring and providing technical leadership and guidance to other team members. Core DutiesAs a Principal Naval Architect your main responsibilities will involve:-Collate evidence and present solutions so as to provide assurance to the SDA and other stakeholders.Lead engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery.Provide sound estimates for engineering work carried out.Providing technical guidance to other team members.Conducting naval architecture tasks such as structural analyses, stability analyses, inclining experiments and concept design.Conducting all activities in a professional manner delivering naval architecture design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestonesParticipating in a wide range of activities including concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to to the small boats sector.Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with Company, Safety, Environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentationDrafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipientsParticipation in the preparation and submission of technical proposals and tenders as directed by bid the manager in order to provide costed proposals for future work under the authority of the SDA.Maintaining accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken.Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved with a particular task or program of work to ensure all aspects of the naval architecture design solution are considered.Liaison with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of the project or the businessWhen appropriate, the supervision of undergraduates or young persons assigned for training to assist in the development of their knowledge and skillsAdopt a professional approach to all naval architecture design solutions to ensure knowledge and skills keep pace with the technology. Functional Knowledge Qualified to degree level in Naval Architecture /Power craft Design.Already or on course to Professionally Registered (CEng) as a member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) or equivalent.Demonstrable knowledge and, ideally, experience in a number of the following:Leading engineering projects.Leading small craft design from concept through to delivery.Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, ISO, DefStan, Classification Rules)Vessel powering and performance analysis.Small Craft systems design including electrical, fuel bilge etc.3D modelling, ideally using Siemens NX.2D drafting knowledge and experience.Stability analysis, ideally using Maxsurf.GRP and aluminium design and repair knowledgeStructural analysis, both theoretical and using FEA,Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence StandardsConducting and analysing Inclining Experiments.Requirements Capture.Knowledge of commercial and/or military small craft.Understanding of the whole vessel design process.Familiarity of naval architectural software, preferably Maxsurf.Experience of CAD software such as AutoCAD, NXAwareness of Product Safety and SHE and the participation in HAZIDs. Business ExpertiseAwareness of LCM process.Awareness of MOD tendering process.Awareness of how marine risk is managed by Class/ Flag State Authority.Awareness of product safety and design for safety. LeadershipProvides technical advice and guidance to other team members on Naval Architecture.Within team seen as authoritative on Naval Architecture Knowledge and the person to go to for assistance.Personal responsibility for his/her own learning and development and to work with the SB Future Products SDA to identify opportunities to increase individual effectivenessManaging own work and knowing when to seek guidanceNo supervisory responsibilitiesProblem SolvingThe job requires the skills to interpret the complex requirements and ensure that naval architecture capability requirements are met. This will require sound problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to produce high quality work in demanding timescales.Develops innovative and creative solutions to problems Nature of ImpactLimited to own job. The individual has product safety and engineering assurance responsibility in the realm of naval architecture.The position will have to take responsibility for all work carried out and provide accurate and reliable information to the SDATo help influence small boats new build projects and provide support to the SB future products SDA. Interpersonal SkillsCapable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with colleagues, management, and externally.Be comfortable representing a top defence company both in the supply chain and in the customer community.Ability to lead design tasks within own knowledge areas and motivate others.Strong communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.Required to guide and influence others on technical way forwardsRequired to liaise with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of project or the businessGood communication skills, able to understand and explain technical information to others.

Service & Repair Technician

Morson Talent are currently seeking a Service & Repair Technician to join our client in Portsmouth. This position is initially a 3 month contract with the chance of extension. Purpose of the Job: Support, maintain and improve production equipment to maximise manufacturing availability.Responsibilities: To maintain production equipment to ensure maximum uptime target of ?95% availability.To promptly identify root cause of equipment failure and implement subsequent repair.To manage an existing Planned Maintenance system, perform tasks to predetermined schedule.To manage PM system & calibration of production ATE systems.To manage gas regulator servicing and repair.To identify & ensure sufficient spares are available to provide adequate response time regarding component failureTo write technical documents to define procedures, including cell maintenance instructions including defining of TPM schedulesTo liaise with identified external partners/vendors regarding technical aspects of productionSkills Required:Proven Engineering backgroundExperience in a medium to high volume production environment is essentialProven working knowledge of assembly automation including diagnosing pneumatic system logicPractical experience with a hands-on and methodical approach to mechanical and electrical fault diagnosis/analysis with the ability to use diagnostic tools/equipmentExperience of PLC program interrogation would be an advantage.Working Hours: Shift hours will be Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:45 + Friday 08:00 to 12:00 (total 37 hrs/wkIf this role is of interest, please apply with your most up to date CV.

Business Development Professional

Our client are the world's leading provider of Geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. The purpose of the role is to drive business development and sales of a new maintenance based "Smart Tamp" solution within the U.K. focusing principally on direct sales to Network Rail. Smart Tamp is an innovate new concept to enable cost effective design tamping based on survey information reported from the train mounted RILA survey system. Core Activities:- - Manage, develop, maintain and create new client relationships within the railway infrastructure maintenance sector. - Build a strong client facing network and influence stakeholders to develop an in-depth understanding of client's needs and challenges. - Manage and develop new opportunities in the U.K. rail maintenance sector. - Develop a deep understanding of, and further refine, the company's unique value proposition to the rail maintenance sector and apply this from the early phases of client engagement and throughout the sales process. - Proactively manage the funnel of opportunities within CRM to provide a stable and on target order book. - Utilise online business intelligence portals for assist with the role, including Linked-In Sales Navigator, Global Data and Glenigan. - Pro-actively visit clients to develop long term relationships and progress opportunities for work. - Liaise with Communications and Marketing Departments to promote capability externally (events, literature, workshops, website, pod casts and articles). - Assist with developing and updating marketing material for region, including, brochures, projects references, CV's, etc. - Act as bid manger and lead preparation of bids. - Maintain tracking of proposals - Utilise SMART pricing strategies and value propositions to improve bid success. - Inform business strategy with rail maintenance market trends in short, medium and long term to direct and guide business growth and business objectives. Experience:- Working experience and/or background directly relating to the maintenance of operational railway infrastructure. Management experience related to the assessment or maintenance of rail infrastructure. Education:- Degree qualified in a scientific or engineering discipline.

Service Designer

Our client is a major Telecoms provider and they are looking for an experienced Service Designer for an initial 6 month contract. Purpose of role: As a service designer, you will be responsible for the delivery, on-going success and continual improvement of our products and services. You will influence and mentor others and work closely with designers, user researchers and product owners to ensure we are aligned around and continuously improving excellent end-to-end journeys. You will set direction, assure the quality of design delivery across teams and can lead multiple or highly complex services. You'll work with colleagues across Consumer Digital and beyond and be part of a team who develop excellent services for the business. Key Accountabilities: Your time will be split between acting as a 'hands on' service designer, and advocating for the service design profession within and beyond the client. You will lead the design of digital services and set direction for the approach to service design in Consumer Digital both through individual performance and influence in group settings. You will demonstrate senior stakeholder management in all aspects of delivery helping us to bridge silos. You will demonstrate through outcomes while managing and leading others as part of a strong community of practice. You will: ? plan and lead workshops with teams and stakeholders. ? influence working practices and behaviours in teams to support a user centred design approach. ? work strategically on end to end services to deliver improved service outcomes and costed savings. ? understand users and interpret evidence about them to propose services to meet their needs ? communicate complex information and processes across organisational boundaries to build a shared understanding ? Use research insights and data to design solutions responding to challenges, often in collaboration with users, front line staff and other stakeholders. ? develop ideas using sketching, prototyping and iterative design. ? communicate ideas and explain design decisions clearly. ? confidently put forward the case for design and prioritisation to senior stakeholders. ? handle constructive criticism of their work, and constructively review the work of others. ? contribute to design patterns and standards, identifying service patterns. ? work at pace using agile methods in technical and complex environments. ? confidently speak and write about your work. Team management ? Organise the allocation of people to services based on an understanding of their skills and specialisms ? Coach and mentor colleagues, establishing a culture of collaboration and skills sharing ? Rotate inside delivery teams to gain insight and ensure re-usable processes Advocacy ? Promote and communicate the work of Consumer Digital and its projects internally and externally, sharing ideas and best practice ? Foster a collaborative approach to solution delivery and engagement ? Play an active role in the product management community ? Maintain an active digital presence PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ROLE IS INSIDE IR35 AND ALTHOUGH BASED IN LONDON, WILL BE REMOTE WORKING INITIALLY.

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