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Senior Design Engineer – Marine/Nuclear – Devonport – 6 months

Senior Design Engineer – Marine/Nuclear – Devonport – 6 months

Devonport, Plymouth Devonport, Plymouth Location Remote
Job TypeContract
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Client – Babcock Marine
Full Job Title –  Secondary Facilities Senior Design Manager
Rate – Up to £60.00 per hour Umbrella (INSIDE IR35)
IR35 Status – INSIDE IR35
Contract Length – 6 months contract
Hours per week – 36 hours
Location – Devonport / remote working (hybrid) possible
Security Clearance Required – SC Security Clearance (live and active ideally)

About the Role

We’re looking for a Secondary Facilities Senior Design Manager to play a key design lead role in support of new nuclear submarine facilities at HMNB Devonport.

HMNB Devonport is one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. They are a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. They ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying their core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

A significant programme of infrastructure investment is required on the Devonport site to meet the needs of the future MOD ship and submarine programmes. A new ‘Major Infrastructure Projects’ (MIP) Business Unit has been established to focus on the large-scale facility developments needed. In addition to key docking and berthing facilities, there are in the order of 200 secondary facilities that are essential to the future success of the site. These range from key mechanical / electrical systems/services and radiological waste processing facilities to accommodation, workshops, stores and logistics hubs.

The Design Manager will lead the Secondary Facilities Design Team and deliver Systems Engineering work packages across all secondary facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Functionally leading and managing multiple technical design packages and associated teams, agreeing project related objectives and acting as Intelligent Customer.
  • Interfacing with the Primary Facility design teams to provide Secondary Facilities services, systems and infrastructure supporting their facilities from the site wide systems.
  • Supporting development of the published User Requirements by translating them into candidate System Requirements for the Start Up phase (and beyond) of the project.  This will inform the manageable work packages for outsourced design teams.
  • Planning for effective project implementation and ensuring that design documentation covers the required scope of operations and is produced to agreed standards, schedule and budget.

Key Requirements:

  • You will be degree qualified in an engineering discipline and preferably registered as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical management of complex design development throughout the design lifecycle.
  • Experience of the design support to construction and operation of conventional and nuclear facilities.
  • Sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice and ability to advise/supervise sub-contracted design house support.
  • Sound project specification, planning, project management and budgeting experience.
  • Working knowledge of relevant engineering office computer applications.
  • Live and Active SC Security Clearance and preferably a background of working in nuclear / marine environments. 

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering