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Principal Engineer (Civil and Structural) - 15 Dock

Expleo Technology
South West
Closing date
Oct 1, 2023

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
The purpose of the Principal Civil/ Structural Engineer post is To manage the delivery of ancillary structures engineering work packages to the required scope, quality, schedule and cost. Be responsible for managing the technical deliverables of the structural or mechanical engineering packages in line with the planned deliverables agreed by the Discipline Lead. The post operates as part of the Major Infrastructure Projects Business Unit.

Accountable to both the Discipline Lead and Project Manager the Principal Civil/ Structural Engineers responsibilities are:
  • Within SQEP profile, preparing and/or checking designs, analyses, reports, drawings, specifications and other documents in support of Nuclear and Non-Nuclear related plant, facility and equipment within the company's licensed, authorised and operational sites, or in support of external contracts.
  • Participate in the problem solving for development of technical solutions to deficiencies or in the development of new designs.
  • Support the review and sentencing of new designs, methodology of construction and temporary works submitted to the Technical Authority.
  • To manage design work packages as appointed by Discipline Lead. Supporting planning of activities, with respect to task durations, level of effort and estimated costs, through to provision of design deliverables with regular schedule reviews and progress reporting, utilising Earned Value Management methodologies, and construction support.
  • Supervise and provide on-the-job guidance to the junior staff.
  • Make effective use of Learn from Experience information to develop and disseminate theoretical knowledge in relation to practical engineering and to maintain a record of development to substantiate the skills achieved.
  • Support development, construction, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of Facilities to ensure that they comply with the design intent and DNSP's for Nuclear related Works, together with all relevant Local and National Regulations and Legislation.
  • Support the on-site inspection of DRDL assets for their construction, maintenance and modification.
  • Maintain familiarity with DRDL procedures used within Facilities Engineering.

For the tasks and responsibilities identified above to be carried out and discharged effectively, there are a number of limited responsibilities of other groups or persons that must also be discharged. Principal amongst these are:
  • Other Engineers of all level and discipline (within FLEET22 team) - to ensure that the engineering packages interface with the other packages, and to resolve conflicts / clashes
  • Operations & Integration Lead - communication of operational capabilities for systems to ensure that the overall operational concept meets the high level capability requirements of the Facility
  • Safety Case Engineers - to communicate design specification enabling justification and fulfilment of any associated Safety Functional Requirements (SFRs)
  • Project / Package Manager - to communicate on project deliverables to scope, schedule and cost. Raise any technical issues that may have an effect on overall project delivery
  • User Acceptance Group (UAG) - demonstration that the designed systems will meet the functional User Requirements
  • Design Authority (DA) - to advise on technical governance aspects of deliverables to ensure that quality is of required standard.
  • Engineering Services Technical Authority (ES TA) - to attain information on current systems, learning from experience, dockyard best practice etc.
  • Plant Managers & Design and Safety Managers (as appropriate): to advise on the use of plant to accord with design intent.
  • Other Designers and Engineers from within Facilities Engineering and other MIP projects for design coordination across disciplines.
  • External suppliers, including Design House subcontractors: to ensure co-ordination and compliance with design intent as set by the Engineer responsible and for resolution of technical queries.
  • Sanction actions that support the development and implementation of the Engineering Management Plan.
  • A masters degree in civil or structural engineering.
  • Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council or working towards chartership.
  • Nuclear Introductory Course or equivalent nuclear and/or marine system knowledge.
  • NUC0793 Nuclear Plant Foundation Course Module 1.
  • NUC0794 Nuclear Fundamentals (Foundation) Course Module 2.
  • NUC0911 Introduction to Safety Engineering (ITSE).

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