Nuclear Design & Engineering Manager

Posting Date: 11 October 2017

Location: Rosyth, Fife, GB, KY11 2YD

Company: Babcock

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Purpose of role

  • Provide and functionally lead the Engineering and technical resources across the Nuclear Business Unit (NBU)
  • Responsible as the Design Authority for Nuclear facilities at Rosyth and the process for initial dismantling of the submarines.
  • Manage the Design Authority function throughout the NBU to discharge obligations required under the Nuclear Site Licence.
  • Ensure the Design and Configuration of Nuclear related systems and plant is fit for purpose and the systems / plant conform to the design intent throughout the design life.
  • Provide and approve design of engineering output within Nuclear Business unit in accordance with the requirements set by Projects, Operators and Nuclear Safety.


Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities

  1. Ensure that the design of systems / plant is such that it will perform its required function in a safe, efficient and economical manner throughout its design life
  2. Ensure that proposed design changes do not prejudice the fitness for purpose and safety of nuclear system / plant
  3. Provide and functionally lead the Engineering and technical resources across the Nuclear Business Unit (NBU)
  4. Ensure that a record of all documentation forming the reference design is maintained for the nuclear system / plant and for recording all reference design information
  5. Provision of design solutions to relevant codes ensuring optimal design solutions proposed


Additional Key Accountabilities

(Describe the roles operational responsibility in terms of volume/quality/timeliness/decision making/tactical/strategic)

  • Ensure that Operating and Maintenance Authorities hold controlled copies of the reference design documents relevant to operation and maintenance.
  • Sit as a core member and provide guidance on matters concerning design management at the Nuclear Safety Committee.


Key Outputs/Deliverables Business Unit

  • Provision of design solutions within agreed project timescales to appropriate Codes of Practice / Standards
  • Provision of professional design engineering support to Submarine Dismantling Project
  • Acceptance of design from external design and engineering groups


Describe with whom the role regularly interfaces

  • Relevant Authorisation Groups and PAG / NSAG; Client; Direct reports engineers and designers; Regulators (ONR); External Engineering Consultancies; Contracts and Procurement; Production; Safety Case Management Organisation; Project Group; Programme Group Design Team


Quality  Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Compliance with regulation and standards for design
  • Provision of Design Substantiation to Nuclear Safety requirements for CAT 2 infrastructure


Key Technical Skills

  • Understanding of design and engineering procedures
  • Ability to interpret design intent of systems / plant
  • Ability to manage a multi discipline Design Team
  • Understanding of the Design Lifecycle
  • Ability to understand Design Process
  • Ability to challenge proposed design solutions
  • Understand the nuclear incense requirements.


Key Interpersonal / Behavioural Skills

  • Ability to work with internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent communication and people skills

  • Work well under pressure

  • Ability to evaluate ideas of others

  • Work well within a team environment

  • Ability to mentor design engineers

  • Ability to implement design solutions within production teams


Company/Industry Knowledge

  • Understand design / intent of nuclear systems / plant
  • Understand / knowledge of Nuclear Safety Cases and site licence
  • Recognition of current Legislation, Standards and Codes of Practice for Nuclear works
  • Knowledge of relevant departmental procedures that detail the design process
  • 10 years experience in a design management role
  • At least 5 years experience of working in a nuclear environment.



  • Degree qualified – relevant engineering degree
  • Chartered Engineer


The salary for this role is dependant on experience.


Please note this role is a permanent post.


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