Company: Jacobs
Skills: Civil Engineering
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Barrow-in-Furness, England, United Kingdom

It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

About the opportunity:

Barrow-in-Furness is home to one of the few shipyards in the world that builds nuclear submarines. The shipyard is currently building Astute-class submarines (97m in length) and is moving into its next generation of submarines, through the production of Dreadnought-class (154m in length) submarine. To provide the required capabilities to support the Dreadnought production, the site is undergoing redevelopment through the construction of new state of the art facilities and upgrading the existing facilities and buildings.
The Barrow Site Redevelopment Programme (SRP) was commissioned by BAE Systems Submarines in 2011 as part of the wider Dreadnought Programme of works. It is a complex integrated infrastructure programme with multiple diverse projects on a live manufacturing site, with further complexity added by nuclear licencing requirements. The projects follow the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 8-stage plan of work, from strategic definition to use. The programme seeks an investment greater than £1bn, marking the largest investment on the shipyard site since 1986.
Barrow is a beautiful coastal town located in the picturesque county of Cumbria in the lake district. BAE have a significant presence in the local community, with around 10,000 personnel currently in the area. The town is extremely proud of its historical and ongoing production of naval vessels, where even the local football club features a submarine on its emblem.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.
It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed -today and into tomorrow.
Role Outline/ Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include:


The Discipline Lead (Design Authority - Responsible Disciple Engineer (DA-RDE)) is appointed by the Facilities Chief Engineer, with the agreement of the Nuclear Governance Manager (wrt nuclear safety implicated role) to exercise Design Authority in a particular engineering disciple (CSA, Mechanical, CE&I, Process). The DA-RDE role includes, through the SRP Safety led Gated Engineering process the review and acceptance of designs; review and audit designers for SQEPness and process. Similarly the DA-RDE will review and develop site processes within their discipline and act as a champion for their discipline within the programme.
• To review and accept designs within a particular discipline on behalf of the design authority.
• To audit designers SQEPness within a particular discipline on behalf of the project.
• To support the AEM and EM in the development of designs.
• To support the Programme's Design Authority Intelligent Customer capability.
• To provide assurance to the Facilities Chief Engineer that all aspects engineering within a particular discipline have been carried to an acceptable standard.
• To liaise with other engineering areas of Barrow site to ensure best practice is applied to the engineering of Barrow Site Redevelopment Programme and a common approach and specification where appropriate.


The Discipline Lead (Design Authority - responsible Discipline Engineer) is accountable to the Facilities Chief Engineer for the exercising of design authority within their discipline. The DA-RDE has, within the context of the Safety Led Gated Engineering Process, the authority to accept or reject designs within their particular discipline.


• UK national
• Barrow 40 hours a week, 5 days a week. T&S will be considered on a case-by-case basis
• Good communication skills and ability to negotiate and influence others including building and maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders
• Degree qualified ((electrical/ civil / mechanical / nuclear (or similar)
• Knowledge and understanding of processes involved in engineering management of complex multi-disciplinary projects, engineering planning and strategy; organisation and governance; personnel and professional matters
• Experience of engineering in procurement, construction, commissioning phases
• Experience in setting up Engineering project procedures and processes
• Developing and implementing design assurance plans
• Membership of a relevant professional body (registered with the Engineering Council)
• Knowledge of the full project life cycle stage-gate principles of project delivery. The Company system will be explained after engagement.
• Knowledge of UK Health and Safety Legislation, information concerning specific company safety, quality and security procedures shall be provided in-post.
• Experience of working on complex nuclear infrastructure projects.
• Experience of defence (infrastructure) projects
• General knowledge of key cross industry regulations and standards eg CDM, PED, EN, ASCE
• Experience in managing design contractors and interfacing with supply chain
• Experience in managing cost and schedule performance of large design teams
• Experience in producing and implementing engineering project execution plans

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.