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Senior Civil Structural Engineer

Morson Talent
Bristol, South West, BS16 1EJ
Closing date
Jun 19, 2024

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Structural Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Senior Civil Structural Engineer

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Senior Civil Structural Engineer based in either Plymouth, Devonport or Bristol. The requirement is to visit either site once every six weeks.

About the Role:

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

To undertake the delivery of civil / structural engineering work packages to the required scope, quality, schedule and cost.

Responsible for managing the technical aspects of the engineering packages from identification of the need, through to handover.

Manage one or more technical design packages agreeing project related objectives, managing designer 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.

Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied.

Ensure that staff and contractors are familiar with the hazards and risks associated with the work undertaken by the delegated engineering team through effective management and communication of the Risk Assessment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

The candidate must demonstrate

Design and substantiation of heavy civil engineering and building structures to relevant seismic codes for satisfying Nuclear Safety Functions particular experience in dock structures preferred

Knowledge of architectural design of industrial buildings

Knowledge of building services design and installation

Knowledge of construction techniques employed for Nuclear Safety related structures and buildings.

Be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical management of complex design development throughout the design lifecycle

A track record in Structural / Civil design in a comparable environment.

Experience working in a multi-disciple environment with multiple interfaces.

Sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice as relevant to discipline, post and project requirements

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.

Experience of the design support to construction, operation, refit/repair of conventional and nuclear submarines and/or facilities

A professional level of competence in the generation of documentation, calculation and drawings (CAD by others).

Working knowledge of relevant engineering computer applications

The ability to follow an engineering process and maintain accurate records and document/drawing revision control.

A proven track record in completing work packages in a highly regulated environment would be desirable.


The candidate will have a degree or equivalent in a Civil or Structural 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 specific courses will be required, such as the following
• Site Induction
• Fire Safety
• Diversity
• Anti-bribery
• Data Protection


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