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Engineering Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/01/2013
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The Company:
Our clients nuclear business has been operating for over 40 years, and today they are leading the renaissance in nuclear power. They have operations based in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North America, and are fully engaged on the development of the next generation of nuclear power stations. Alongside their new build expertise, they maintain existing nuclear fleet and decommission those coming to the end of their life.

The Role:
Our client ise now looking for an Engineering manager to work in the Whitehaven area on various nuclear projects.

Role Overview:
To organise, lead, coordinate and direct a multi-discipline design engineering team (including technical and safety case, procurement and supply chain as applicable) that delivers safe fit for purpose design solutions that take into account construction, commissioning and operational requirements in accordance with the agreed project strategy, scope, schedule and budget that meet design intent, and technical, legal, and regulatory requirements.

Engineering and technical risk management for specific area of responsibility. This includes: risk identification and assessment, development of mitigation plans and ongoing review / monitoring, re-assessment and communication of potential project impacts to the project baseline.
Establishes the design delivery strategy (in collaboration with the Project Manager) including detailed project specific engineering execution plan that incorporates efficient and effective design tactics and that aligns with overall project execution strategy/plan.
Leads the development of the engineering elements of the project baseline scope, schedule and budget.
Establishes and maintains control of the engineering baseline (scope, schedule and budget) via the project change control process.
Communicates functional specifications, concepts and other requirements established by the Delivery Directorate to the design team.
Defines, separates and delegates to appropriate internal and supply chain organisations, as appropriate, portions of the design work scope as required by the design delivery strategy.
Monitors, reviews and provides timely and accurate reporting on engineering status (including technical and safety case) and progress against schedules, evaluates deviations, develops recovery plans and initiates / coordinates corrective action when required.
Prepares periodic forecasts of design engineering resource needs and coordinates with the discipline Responsible Engineers and Chief Engineers to mobilize/demobilize internal and external design engineering resources.
Ensures the awareness and understanding of the design engineering team of any project-specific policies, processes and procedures including the coordination of any required training.
Prepares, approves or recommends approval of engineering-related project procedures.
Coordinates and communicates about the engineering effort with Project Management, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHS&Q) and Project Controls.
Provides input to annual performance reviews of project-assigned staff.
Promotes best practice and the sharing of project-specific LFE across the engineering business and sharing of external LFE with the project team.
Reviews and endorses requests for tender, tender analyses and purchase recommendations for procurement of equipment and services within Engineering’s scope of responsibility.
Communicates complex project technical issues and recommends solutions to project and functional management as directed and as appropriate.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Chartered Engineer, degree level education pref.
Must have worked as an Engineering Manager in the nuclear industry.
Must have extensive nuclear design knowledge particulary Sellafield site.
Must have worked to Sellafield design standards and processes.
Must have managed multi-discipline teams of design engineers.
Must have chaired design Reviews.
Must have dealt with projects from design, scope stage and been responsible for strategy and budgets etc.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
SC clearance may be required to commence role
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