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Deputy Design Manager

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Peter Shacklady
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Start Date: 2022-04-26
  • Expiry Date: 26 May 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040813

NRL are on the lookout for a Deputy Design Manager for a long term contract for work in Plymouth. 


The primary purpose of the Deputy Design Manager is to assist and support the existing Design Manager in the: management, delivery and co-ordination of work packages in line with the required scope, quality, schedule and cost.

This will include the likes of the following:

  • For allocated work packages; support the development, leadership, management and co-ordination of the technical design agreeing project related objectives, managing performance of Engineering and Design resource and making appropriate technical management decisions.

  • 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 supporting the leadership of the project’s technical planning process.

  • Ensuring effective Quality Management Arrangements, operate and deliver through compliance with our clients Business Management System and Technical Manual.

  • 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.

  • Ensure design information is articulated to the 14 Dock Safety Manager to enable appropriate justification of the engineering / activities within the Facility Safety Case

  • Liaise with Engineering Services Technical Authority to ensure that Relevant Good Practice is employed

  • Take responsibility and lead aspects of overall Design Management in line with the Design Management RACI. The areas of responsibility will collaboratively be agreed with the Design Manager and other Deputy Design Managers and may vary as the role progresses.

Deputise for the 14 Dock Readiness Design Manager, as delegated representative, on occasions when such delegation is necessary.

About NRL:

NRL connect global engineering companies with the right people to bring their projects to life. As we progress your application our team of talented recruiters will be on hand to support you to secure your next role.

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