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Job Ref:  204625896
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Manchester
Post Code:  M13
06/10/2016 02:16
Technical Disciplines Manager

The Technical Disciplines Manager role:

We are looking for a Technical Disciplines Manager, who will report directly into the Head of Design Authority and be responsible for the everyday management of the Design Authority function within NuGen and its interface with other business functions (such as engineering) internally and externally across the supply chain.
This is a very important hire for NuGen and as such, they are looking for a high-calibre candidate who knows the nuclear industry inside-out.

Typical Technical Disciplines Manager responsibilities include:

- Managing the DA Technical Specialist capability
- Advising Engineering during the capture and validation of design requirements
- Agreeing the scope of review to be undertaken by the DA and other Stakeholders prior to acceptance or rejection of design changes
- Agreeing Design Verification Plans proposed by Engineering
- Agreeing the design interfaces and assignments proposed by Engineering for the purpose of managing interfaces between various organisations and design contractors
- Agreeing the design holds proposed by Engineering (where NuGen are responsible for their release) for the purpose of managing the Front End Loading (FEL) stages
- Carrying out resource planning required to support the Safety Case Manager, DA Project Manager and to meet other programme requirements
- Acting as the interface with Responsible Designer(s) and Owners Engineer (OE) for the provision of advice on technical issues including design changes, technical query and concessions
- Ensuring that the DA are involved in make/buy decisions and the selection of contractors where there is the potential to affect safety
- The interface with Procurement and Engineering in order to manage DA input (from a design safety perspective) regarding contractual specifications, contract award and assessment of suppliers
- Agreeing the design strategy proposed by Engineering for overseeing design contractors (during design production)
- Requesting the technical resources to support the above from the Technical Discipline Manager

As the business develops and matures, so will the role definitions and challenges. Post final investment decision, there will be a heavy engineering focus and design will be translated into construction. Being involved in the project at earlier stages will equip you well for the unique and exciting challenges ahead.

In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the role requires a strong people manager and motivator who can lead by example and champion the Design Authority function.

What do we expect from the Technical Disciplines Manager candidate?

- Significant experience delivering complex multi-discipline nuclear engineering projects
- Strong engineering management background within a nuclear engineering environment
- Overall appreciation of all engineering disciplines
- Proven track record leading engineering teams
- Excellent communication, diplomatic, networking and influencing skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and build strong productive relationships across organisations
- Ability to work proactively, strong organisational and project management skills
- Results oriented in a safety conscious environment
- Strong people management skills and a track record of being able to consider the wellbeing of the wider team and motivate individually and collectively
- Proven conflict management experience

As a Technical Disciplines Manager what can you expect from NuGen?

- A range of benefits that come with working for a large organisation
- The opportunity to work on a prestige project
- The ability to be part of a team providing sustainable energy
- An exciting and progressive career opportunity

As one of the country's most happening cities, Manchester not only offers an exciting central working location with excellent public transport links (the offices are a couple of minutes' walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station) but also offers an opportunity to experience Manchester's rich cultural heritage and pop-culture, history and eclectic mix of entertainment and nightlife.

This is YOUR opportunity to play an important role in one of the UK's largest energy build and infrastructure projects, which will help to revolutionise the energy sector, "keeping the lights on" for generations to come.

The Technical Disciplines Manager prospect:

Working for NuGen offers the chance to be part of an exciting challenge on the forefront of nuclear new build in the UK. NuGen are ramping up their in house capability and look to appoint the most talented engineering team in the market. Engineers will be expected to take ownership of their own discipline and work together as a joint effort to achieve a common goal - to deliver a sound design and safety case in order to achieve permission to construct the power station.
You will find the environment and atmosphere within NuGen's modern, central Manchester offices open plan offices to be pioneering with a real vibrant buzz and verve.

About NuGen

NuGen was established as a joint venture between Toshiba and ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ). NuGen's Moorside project aims to develop a new generation nuclear power station of up to 3.8 GW gross capacity on land in West Cumbria, North West England. The plant will use 3 of Westinghouse's AP1000 reactors and is expected to provide 7% of the UK's future electricity needs
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