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Senior Structural Civil Design Engineer

  • Location: Devonport
  • Salary: £34 - £45 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Daniel Wolstenholme
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP (security clearance depending)
  • Expiry Date: 12 May 2021
  • Job Ref: 1035481

Overall Department Direction:
In order to deliver the MoD’s submarine and warship programmes, a significant programme of infrastructure investment will be required on the Devonport site. A new ‘Major Infrastructure Projects’ (MIP) Business Unit is being established to support this.

One of the key scope elements within MIP is re-establishing a defuel capability for out of service submarines. This work comprises of a number of interrelated projects, one of which is the Submarine Defuel Delivery Project (SDDP). The scope of SDDP comprises of the provision of: a 14 Dock Reactor Access House (RAH), a suite of defueling tools & equipment, a Test & Training Rig (TTR), dockside HVAC and services and a safety justification for the facilities’ use.

The MoD has set a target completion date for the project of 2023 and the SDDP team is endeavouring to realise this challenging aspiration.

Main Purpose of Role:
The primary purpose of the Senior Structural / Civil Design Engineer is to assist and support the Design Manager in the delivery of project scope. This will include the likes of the following;

  • Develop Structural / Civil changes to an existing structure that meet the project safety and functional requirements.

  • Produce or update documentation and drawings.

  • Incorporating changes and checking the outputs are aligned and consistent with the design intent

  • Generate calculations supporting the final design.

  • Demonstrate by means of documentation that the final design is complaint with the relevant standards and project requirements.

  • Process and issue documentation and drawings. Maintaining the project registers and checking that the correct versions are available

  • Prepare work packages for design review and handover

  • Check and maintain lifetime records

  • Write reports and close out technical queries and data requests.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences:

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

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

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

  • 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.


  • An HNC and significant engineering experience is the minimum requirement. Preferentially, but not mandatory, 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.