Configuration Engineer

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    Bristol, England

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Configuration Engineer, Permanent, Bristol

Job Purpose / Overview
To provide professional, high quality engineering support to the Nuclear New Build Project on behalf of the Plant Integration Function of the Nuclear New Build Engineering Directorate and to ensure that the proposed design is compliant with UK regulations and context.

Contextual Information
The Plant Integration team is responsible for ensuring the development of the New Build
design to underpin the timely and effective delivery of the overall project schedule.
Plant Integration addresses aspects such as
* Ensure control of the design configuration of each of the Design packages.
* Provide a focal point for the Delivery of engineering/design services into each of the 6 Programmes via Engineering Managers and Leads.
* Provide a Contract Management Service to ensure value for design at cost
* Provide a Project Controls services for the Engineering and Technical Direct orates
This role requires high levels of technical and organisational skills along with the ability to build strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Principal Accountabilities
The primary responsibility of the role of Configuration Project Engineer is to support the Design Branch Team in coordinating activities within the overall Design process. This will involve enacting the role of technical assistance, and managing activities so that the Design Configuration Management processes owned by Plant Integration are properly, adequately and efficiently implemented across the project.
The main scope is as follow:
* Is the preferred point of contact in regards to configuration management processes on this
dedicated scope. In particular the individual is the technical point of contact for Engineering Managers and Design Entities in regards to all configuration management topics
* Coordinates stakeholders contribution to the configuration management processes
* Is responsible for sponsoring and monitoring resolution of technical interfaces within dedicated
Other responsibilities of the Configuration Engineer include
* Coordination, preparation and secretary of the Design & Safety Case Committee:
* Assisting the Configuration Engineer on the consolidation of the Design Change Management tools
In addition, the post-holder may be required to perform other tasks relevant for the project or to the
personal development of the post holder.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience
* Degree in a relevant science or engineering subject
* Chartered Engineer status preferred
* Experience within the Nuclear Industry preferred
* Have experience of process development within engineering projects
* Understand quality arrangements required and associated with nuclear plant construction
* Have an understanding of Equipment engineering requirements
* Knowledge of design processes and activities related to Nuclear Industry
* Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation including CDM and Nuclear Site License requirements
* Knowledge of power station design is desirable (EPR or NPP)
Good project management, organisational and Coordination skills
* Good communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
* Knowledge of budget and schedule management
* Knowledge of French is desirable

Technical Competencies
* Good understanding of analysis tools and methods, combined with the ability to apply them
* Have experience of process development within engineering projects
* Understand quality arrangements required and associated with nuclear plant construction
* Ability to extract and compile relevant data according to the task in hand, often from numerous sources
* Produces technical documents of good quality
* Performs analysis of data highlighting and summarising relevant issues
* Maintains accurate and timely records (whether systems, databases, spreadsheets).
* Possesses a broad knowledge of engineering principles in relation to power station design