Area Engineering Manager

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    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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    Lorraine Ryan

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    5 months ago

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We have an excellent opportunity for an AREA ENGINEERING MANAGER based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.

Typically an AEM has several Engineering Managers (EM) reporting to them.


The Area Engineering Manager is accountable to the Facilities Chief Engineer for the delivery of engineering aspects of an area and has the authority to direct the engineering aspects within this area in accordance with due process.


The AEM works with the Facilities Chief Engineer and Nuclear Governance Manager to support the Area Project Manager and Project Managers in the successful delivery of all engineering aspects of projects within an area.

Work through the project EMs to determine the Engineering Lifecycle Maturity Gates, with maturity targets aligned to the project objectives and recorded in the appropriate management plan and agreed with the Facilities Chief Engineer, in accordance with the Engineering Strategy

Liaise with Nuclear Governance Manager to ensure all requirements of nuclear safety are met ensuring smooth progress of the project through due process.

Advise the Area Project Manager on engineering risk and support the EM to devise a plan to mitigate this risk.

Support the Engineering Manager in:

Implementing the design configuration and ensuring, via controlled and authorised change, that the design configuration is declared and maintained.

Develop design workscope and support the development of an agreed strategy and plan to deliver the engineering aspects of the project.

Supervise the production of designs by sub-consultants.

Ensure that design reviews, optioneering workshops, value engineering workshops held in accordance with the set out LCM strategy.

Developing and executing effective design strategies and plans in line with the overall project strategies and plans.

Delivering integrated and robust engineering solutions, designs, specifications and instructions and documentation that meet the safety, legal, quality and technical requirements in a timely and cost effective manner.

Determine the presence of technical knowledge and capability gaps for the Project and devise approaches targeted at closing them.

Ensure that the Independent Design Review Chairperson is agreed by the Engineering Authority.

Ensure the conduct of Design Reviews at appropriate points during the Lifecycle and at least once every 12 months since the last Design Review.

Agree with the Chairperson the selection of Assessors having independence and subject matter expertise.

Ensure that any issues revealed by the Design Review that may affect other projects are formally and promptly identified to their Engineering Authority and participate in the LFE process.

Sign the Design Review Certificate to acknowledge any recommendations and/ or actions and ensure that these are enacted.
To audit designers.
RID Position 135 specific

Experience of managing a multi-disciplined team to deliver a service trench route throughout an operational yard.

Experience of CDM2015 Principal Designer and Client duties.

Understanding of disciplines required in the team Civil structural, mechanical, electrical

Experience of managing multiple stakeholders.

Experience of managing Nuclear site licence conditions and due processes for change.

Experience of managing and interaction with Utility service providers and contractors.

Experience of managing interface with designers and construction contractors.

Experience of NEC3 contracts

Security Clearance - preferably to SC Level.