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Principal Structural Engineer

  • Location: Devonport
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Daniel Wolstenholme
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP (security clearance depending)
  • Expiry Date: 15 January 2021
  • Job Ref: 1034026
NRL currently have a requirement for a Principal Structural Engineer to work at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth. See below for scope of the 10 Dock Enabling Works Programme, with specific civil/structural scope highlighted (refer to CDMS 000153921 Assessment Phase Scope for further details of Enabling Works scope):-
  • N125/ N093 Demolition
  • C2 Caisson Demolition
  • Existing Services for Demolition (Survey)
  • Existing Services for Demolition (Removal)
  • New Temporary Substation
  • Interim Office Provision
  • Radiological Hazard Removal
  • Compilation / Provision of Pre-Construction Information
  • Support to Early Contractor Involvement
  • Internal Roads and Networks
  • Removal of Existing Cranes
  • Support to CDM Site Requirements
  • Maintaining Site Operations
  • Batching Plant
  • Laydown Areas
  • Treatment of Existing Services for Construction Works
  • J1B Subway Removal
  • J08 Entrance Caisson
  • Gas Trench
  • Existing Headwall Repair
  • Existing Rock Anchors

The 10 Dock Enabling Works Principal Engineer (Civil/Structural) post operates as part of the Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) Business Unit

  1. Develop scope and requirements for civil / structural related elements of 10 Dock Enabling Works scope – which may be delivered at project level or with Design House support.
  2. Provide civil / structural input to multi-disciplinary elements of 10 Dock Enabling Works Scope.
  3. Communicate and liaise with Enabling Works stakeholders, other Design Leads and Enabling Works project team.
  4. Agree and articulate how the Enabling Works design packages will support implementation of 10 Dock main construction.
  5. As individual packages dictate produce design deliverables or manage production by others for review and approval in accordance with Babcock’s Business Management System and MIP Design & Safety Manual.
  6. Plan for effective project implementation ensuring compliance with all relevant company/project arrangements, including for example CDM, BIM.
  7. Ensuring effective Quality Management Arrangements, operate and deliver through compliance with Babcock’s Business Management System and MIP Design & Safety Manual.
  8. Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied.
  9. 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.

  • A degree in an appropriate engineering discipline e.g. Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council, or working towards.
  • Nuclear: NUC0793 Nuclear Plant Foundation Course Module 1.
  • NUC0794 Nuclear Fundamentals (Foundation) Course Module 2.
  • NUC0911 Introduction to Safety Engineering (ITSE)

Sound understanding and application of relevant:
  • Industry legislation
  • Industry Codes and Standards
  • Design Engineering Practices
  • Company and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements

  • Strong discipline knowledge
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Comprehensive editorial and briefing skills
  • Clear spoken and written English
  • Numerate and computer literate
  • Systems thinking.

Experience the post holder must:
  • Have civil/structural engineering knowledge relevant to design of scope elements as identified 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.