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Principal Civil Engineer (External Works)

  • Job reference: 932721
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: Up to GBP400 per day + Ltd Co
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Date posted: 11/11/2020


Principal Civil Engineer (Dock 10 External Works)

Location - Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth

Contract - 6 months+

Rate - £50 per hour Ltd Co

The successful candidate will need to satisfy SC level security clearance for this key role. UK National applications only.

10 Dock is a major infrastructure upgrade and modernisation programme within Devonport Royal Dockyard seeking to design and build major new facilities over the next 5 years to support the Ministry of Defence. The infrastructure programme is current finalising the concept design and seeking to mobilise further resources to support the scheme and detailed design phase as well as commencing onsite physical enabling works to support the longer term construction contract.

Primary Purpose

The purpose of the 10 Dock Principal Engineer (External Works (Civil)) post is:
Responsible for delivery of the following scope items of external works elements (refer to CDMS 000153921 Assessment Phase Scope for further details of External Works scope):-
o Facility Boundary (security fence)
o Facility Entry & Exit points
o Facility Roadways
o Pavements/Walkways
o Facility Lay-apart / Laydown areas
o Waste Management Area
o Pedestrian Barriers
o Submarine Dock Access/Egress (SPOA)
o Vehicle Impact barriers
o Demountable Flood Barriers
o Dockside Ancillaries
o Drainage - Foul Water
o Drainage - Surface Water
o Ducts (for cables, small pipes)
o Trenches (cables, large pipes)
o Subway vertical access points (covers)
o Lighting, TV and comms column bases
o Plant Plinths
o Plant Perm Bunds
o Line Marking
o Signage
o Miscellaneous Metalwork (incl. Bollards, Fairleads etc.)
The 10 Dock Principal Engineer (External Works (Civil)) post operates as part of the Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) Business Unit.

Principal Tasks
Develop the scope and System Requirements to define the separate sub-systems required.
Develop SoWs for DH input to design and deliverables.
Review interfaces with other 10 Dock systems and adjacent Dockyard systems to ensure scope boundary is agreed using the Interface systems.
Communicate and liaise with the other Design Leads, other Design Houses, UAG/XUAG, Technical Authority and other stakeholders.
Agree and articulate how the external works design packages will deliver the capability functions. Capture of the design concepts within an overall Facility layout by interfacing with the discipline leads and Users.
Co-ordinate the operational aspects of the system designs into an overall facility operational concept to demonstrate functional capability.
Plan for effective project implementation ensuring compliance with all relevant company/project arrangements, including for example BIM.
Ensuring effective Quality Management Arrangements, operate and deliver through compliance with Babcock's Business Management System and MIP Design & Safety Manual.
Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied.
Review DH Scheme Phase deliverables and process updated.
Ensure that staff and contractors are familiar with the hazards and risks (Health, Safety & Environmental) associated with the work undertaken by the delegated engineering team through effective management and communication of the Risk Assessment.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements
A degree in an appropriate engineering discipline - Civil Engineering or equivalent.
Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council, or working towards.
* NUC0793 Nuclear Plant Foundation Course Module 1.
* NUC0794 Nuclear Fundamentals (Foundation) Course Module 2.
* NUC0911 Introduction to Safety Engineering (ITSE).
* Submarine maintenance production engineering experience in a Dockyard environment; (Preferable)
* Knowledge of process optimisation and human interface management; (Essential)
* Experience of developing Concept of Operations (CONOPs) / procedure management information; (Essential)
Experience The post holder must:
* Have civil engineering knowledge relevant to design of roads and drainage infrastructure, and general external works knowledge as per scope items in Section 1.0 of these ToRRs;
* Be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical management of complex design development throughout the design lifecycle;
* Provide expert advice to the sub-contracted design houses to enable them to develop an integrated design;
* Have a sound understanding of construction design and safety practice as relevant to discipline, post and project requirements;
* Have a sound project specification, planning, project management and budgeting experience;
* Have a sound understanding of Company and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety, Environment and Quality requirements, and ability to manage projects in accordance with these procedures;
* Have a working knowledge of relevant engineering office computer applications including BIM;
* Have experience of the design support to construction, operation, refit/repair of conventional and nuclear submarines and/or facilities or similar specialist applications.

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