Design Manager (6969)

  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Engineer

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  • Salary:

    £35.00 - £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    John McCormick

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Design Manager

Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Infrastructure

Help us to create the naval base and dockyard of the future, supporting the Royal Navy's current surface and submarine fleets and ready to receive the next generation of naval platforms. We are looking for senior civil, electrical and mechanical engineers who are confident at designing complex, high-value assets and projects.

Western Europe's largest naval base

For more than three hundred years, engineers have been shaping the dockyard to ensure it supports the fleet and protects the nation. We need you to help continue this tradition, transforming, sustaining and improving Devonport to meet the demands of the Royal Navy for the next hundred years.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme, including Astute and Dreadnought class.

You will be responsible for leading or supporting a design team delivering complex nuclear and non-nuclear projects. We are looking for individuals to manage both new-build infrastructure as well as projects relating to the development of existing dockyard and naval base assets.

Duties could include
*Designing projects to meet cost, programme and quality requirements.
*Helping to develop and sustain a Design Authority capability.
*Defining and maintaining the Design Intent of a wide range of facilities and assets.
*Managing technical design packages.
*Planning for effective project implementation and lead in the technical planning process.
*Ensuring that effective safety quality management arrangements are in place and adhered to.
*Liaising closely with other teams and stakeholders.

Skills and qualifications
*Qualified to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline.
*Chartered Engineer or able to attain chartership status.
*Experienced in the design and substantiation of engineering systems.
*Experienced in leading, motivating and supporting design teams.
*Experienced in design process management.
*Working within strict regulatory environments (safety, quality and security)
*Knowledgeable of operating within nuclear or other high-hazard environments