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Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer

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Position – Assistant Chief Engineer
Type – Contract
Rate – £65.00 per hour Umbrella Co OR PAYE equivalent (Neg DOE)
Duration – 12 Months +
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK BPSS / SC Security Clearance to be in place
Location – Devonport, Plymouth, UK / Remote / Hybrid Working
Start Date – ASAP !

Overall Department Direction;

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

One of the key scope elements within MIP is establishing a defuel capability for out of service submarines, which is delivered under the programme banner of Defuel23. This work comprises of a number of interrelated projects to develop various multi-disciplinary infrastructure systems, with an overall value in excess of £100m.

The Dock Readiness project is delivering the infrastructure upgrades for the existing dry dock that will be used for the submarine defuels.  The dry dock is within a nuclear licensed site.

Multiple work packages form the Dock Readiness project.  This role is part of that Engineering Team that is delivering the designs for each of those work packages.

Main Purpose of Role;

The primary purpose of the role is to ultimately assist and support the Design Manager in the delivery of project scope. This will include the likes of the following;

  • Provide leadership in the delivery of DSR updates through the application of process, domain knowledge and experience.
  • Develop, lead and manage one or more technical packages agreeing project related objectives, managing performance and making appropriate technical management responses. Provide Subject Matter Expert advice as per discipline.
  • 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 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    
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences;

    The candidate must have;

  • Understanding of multi-disciplinary engineering activities through design, implementation and operation with a core focus on safety
  • Understanding of the regulations around Nuclear Licenced Sites
  • Knowledge of M&E building services design and installation
  • Knowledge of Civil/Structural construction techniques employed for Nuclear Safety related facilities.
  • Updating and authoring of technical documentation in support of the nuclear safety case(s).
  • Understanding of the PRS process
  • The post holder must be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical management of 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 experience
  • Sound understanding of Company and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements, and ability to manage projects in accordance with these procedures.
  • 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
  • Qualifications;

    The candidate will have a degree or equivalent in relevant 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.

    A range of Babcock specific courses will be required, such as the following;

  • Site Induction
  • Fire Safety
  • Diversity
  • Anti-bribery
  • Data Protection

  • Other