Piping Designer

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  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Marine and Shipbuilding

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  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £28.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Parratt

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Purpose of role:
To undertake a defined range of detail design activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements, supplying advice and support to operations and other functions and ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and service requirements.

Key Technical Skills:
* Possesses good knowledge of most aspects within his/her discipline.
* Able to perform analysis using recognised draughting and analytical tools and to make sound judgements.
* Provide technical support and troubleshooting responses in assigned areas to operational units or other activities.

Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills:
* Achieves and sustains a standard of excellence in drive and commitment.
* Demonstrates Focus on Order through work packages or projects
* Demonstrates Customer Focus through forging partnerships that shape customer expectations.
* Supports a developmental environment that supports the development of others
* Researches when digging for information

Key Mental/Analytical Skills and Challenges:
* Ensure effective application of process in assigned areas, including developing the detail design, modifications and improvements in accordance with relevant standards, best practice and developing needs
* Develops solutions to requirements.
* Delivers cost effective data to budget and programme.

Company/Industry Knowledge:
* 2 Years' experience in engineering or a defence or related industry
* Understanding of LCM

* Typically HNC/HND qualified, likely to be in a technology, engineering or science related discipline
* Working towards the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council

Top 6 Major Tasks and Activities:
1. Operate within the functionality of the appropriate tools and techniques (e.g. Foran and CE) as directed by his/her supervisor.
2. Produce and develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out detail design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained.
3. Carry out investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a team.
4. Support the development of best practice to increase the capability, performance of tools and processes
5. To identify personal training requirements, skills gaps and development requirements in own discipline.
6. Keep up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices), and supply technical support and expertise to others as required.

Additional Key Accountabilities:
(Describe the roles operational responsibility in terms of volume/quality/timeliness/decision making/tactical/strategic
* Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development.
* Be cognisant of assigned budgets,
* Advise/instruct apprentices and trainees of similar discipline in the technical content of work.
* Perform self-verification of own tasks and undertake cross checking of other draughtspersons work as requested to ensure completeness and quality of information.
* Answer Technical queries about his/her own work and that of subordinates within their level of knowledge and competency.
* Act as a member of a technical team created to accomplish tasks of a specialist nature (e.g. Liaison Draughting team, best practice team).

Key Outputs/Deliverables:
* CAD Models delivering design intent
* Data, diagrams and drawings supporting Design and assessment tasks, specific to own discipline.
* Design and Change Studies
* Technical Reports and Specifications

Describe with whom the role regularly interfaces:
* Engineering Manager / Principal Detail Designers
* Operations / QC
* Engineers of same / other disciplines.
* Supply Chain
* Project management team

Quality Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Accepts responsibility for and demonstrates a visible commitment to Quality. Leads by example and sets high personal standards. Makes time for Quality as an integral part of the role and actively communicates on Quality matters.

Key Functional Skills:
* Appreciates and can articulate the value of the engineering lifecycle and the relationship to the Lifecycle Management Process. Appreciates that there are technical reviews to ensure product viability.
* Appreciates and can articulate the need to ensure that products are acceptably safe and that product and system safety assessments form part of the design process.
* Has had some exposure to regulatory and statutory requirements of the product and understands potential liabilities.
* Has an appreciation of the requirement that the environmental impact of our activities is sustainable in the long term.
* Appreciates the need for a supportability engineering process to sustain the long term viability of the business. Understands that supportability goes beyond basic design, maintenance and operability requirements.