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Deputy Design Manager

Deputy Design Manager

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Position – Deputy Design Manager
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £60.00 per hour OR PAYE equivalent (DOE)
Duration – 24 Months +
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK SC Security Clearance to be in place
Location – Devonport, Plymouth, UK
Start Date – ASAP ?

Overall Department Direction;

In order to deliver the MoD’s submarine and warship programmes, a significant programme of infrastructure investment will be required on the Devonport site. A new ‘Major Infrastructure Projects’ (MIP) Business Unit is being established to support this.

One of the key scope elements within MIP is re-establishing a defuel capability for out of service submarines. This work comprises of a number of interrelated projects, one of which is the 14 Dock Readiness Project (14DR). The scope of 14 Dock Readiness project comprises of the delivery of wider infrastructure works, including the maintenance and/or upgrade of: Civil, Mechanical and Electrical structures systems and components required to provide a defueling capability in 14 Dock.

The MoD has set a target completion date for the project of 2023 and the 14DR team is endeavouring to realise this challenging aspiration.

Main Purpose of Role;        

The primary purpose of the Deputy Design Manager is to assist and support the existing Design Manager in the: management, delivery and co-ordination of work packages in line with the required scope, quality, schedule and cost.

This will include the likes of the following;

  • For allocated work packages; support the development, leadership, management and co-ordination of the technical design agreeing project related objectives, managing performance of 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 supporting the leadership of the project’s technical planning process.
  • Ensuring effective Quality Management Arrangements, operate and deliver through compliance with Babcock’s 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
  • Take responsibility and lead aspects of overall Design Management in line with the Design Management RACI. The areas of responsibility will collaboratively be agreed with the Design Manager and other Deputy Design Managers and may vary as the role progresses.
  • Deputise for the 14 Dock Readiness Design Manager, as delegated representative, on occasions when such delegation is necessary.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences;

    The candidate must have;

  • Relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical management of 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 and planning experience
  • Sound understanding of Company  and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements
  • Working knowledge of relevant engineering office computer applications
  • Ideally experience of the design support to construction, operation, refit/repair of conventional and nuclear submarines and/or facilities    

    An HNC and significant engineering experience is the minimum requirement. Preferentially, but not mandatory, the candidate will have a degree or equivalent in an engineering related discipline. Preferably Chartered Engineer status and member of relevant institute or significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council at CEng level.