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Primary Purpose
The purpose of the 14 Dock Design Manager post is:
To manage the delivery and co-ordinate the System Engineering work packages to the required scope, quality, schedule and cost, providing an overall capability for De-fuel PWR1 Submarines within the 14 Dock Facility.
Responsible for managing the technical aspects of the engineering packages from identification of the need, through to handover.
The 14 Dock Design Manager post operates as part of the Strategic Infrastructure Business Unit.

Accountabilities
The Design Manager is accountable to the Design & Safety Manager for the technical management (quality) of assigned packages.
The Design Manager is accountable to the Project Managers for output to scope, schedule and cost.

Principal Tasks and Responsibilities
Develop, lead, manage and co-ordinate the technical design packages agreeing project related objectives, managing performance of all Engineering and Design resource and making appropriate technical management decisions.
Ensure that the design documentation covers the scope of operations required by the Project Manager and is produced to agreed standards, schedule and budget.
Plan for effective project implementation, identifying key factors and leading the project's technical planning process.
Ensuring effective Quality Management Arrangements, operate and deliver through compliance with the Business Management System and Technical Manual.
Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied.
Ensure that staff and contractors are familiar with the hazards and risks associated with the work undertaken by the delegated engineering team through effective management and communication of the Risk Assessment.
Ensure design information is articulated to the 14 Dock Safety Manager to enable appropriate justification of the engineering / activities within the Facility Safety Case Liaise with Engineering Services Technical Authority to ensure that Relevant Good Practice is employed


Interfacing Responsibilities
For the principal tasks and responsibilities identified in Section 4 to be carried out and discharged effectively, there are a number of limited responsibilities of other groups or persons that must also be discharged. Principal amongst these are:
14 Dock DSM - to ensure a consistent technical output, adherence with the DA Non-Functional requirements and co-ordination with the Nuclear Safety justification
14 Dock Safety Manager - to ensure that the technical design aspects of the engineering are aligned with the Nuclear Safety requirements / constraints UAG Facility Lead - to demonstrate that the designed systems will meet the functional User Requirements providing a Facility Capability Project / Package Manager - to communicate on project deliverables to scope, schedule and cost. Raise any technical issues that may have an effect on overall project delivery Other Facility Design Managers - to ensure consistence of approach, learn from experience, process improvement etc.
Engineering Services TA Leads - to ensure system / facility design can be integrated within existing infrastructure, share learning from experience etc.
H&SE Management Team (CDM, EPR etc.) - to communicate information regarding risk assessments, design information etc. for addition to the pre-construction information pack


Qualifications and Experience Requirements
Academic:
A degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council.
Nuclear: Nuclear Introductory Course or equivalent nuclear and/or marine system knowledge

Local: Sound understanding and application of relevant:
* Industry legislation
* Industry Codes and Standards
* Design Engineering Practices
* Design Management (incl. Systems Engineering), planning and budgetary control
* Company and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements
Skills:
* Strong team leadership, technical leadership, communications and interpersonal skills
* Project Management
* Comprehensive editorial and briefing skills
* Clear spoken and written English
* Numerate and computer literate
* Systems thinking

Experience
* The Design Manager must be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical management of large scale and complex design development throughout the design lifecycle
* Sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice as relevant to discipline, post and project requirements
* Sound project specification, planning, project management and budgeting experience
* Sound understanding of Company and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements
* Working knowledge of relevant engineering office computer applications
* Experience of the design support to construction, operation, refit/repair of conventional and nuclear submarines and/or facilities