EC&I Designer

Job Description

Job Title: EC&I Designer
Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF34704

Job Purpose
The EC&I Designer ensures definition of design solution(s) and deliverables to required standards, consistent with whole lifecycle from concept through to in service support.

The EC&I Designer will have a good understanding of engineering and design practices as relevant to a design discipline including appropriate CAD skills, written and verbal communications skills, and an understanding of Risk Management.

Major Tasks and Activities:
The EC&I Designer will generate a wide range of common or complex design situations and problems or detail for assemblies, components or systems. Applies knowledge to develop design solutions to a wide range of common or complex design situations & problems under limited technical supervision.

The EC&I Designer must be fully aware of and adhere to Health & Safety standards and be fully familiar with all authorised documentation, Good Practice Guides and ISO standards, and will be responsible for the following:

* Prepare & produce drawings throughout design lifecycle and in line with recognised ISO standards to the required; time, cost and quality requirements
* Promote effective co-operation across Design and other functional teams
* Prepare, produce and maintain project documentation as required by the design lifecycle, produce and update 'as built' /datum pack documentation
* Liaise with colleagues and stakeholders during design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of design, including contribution to design reviews
* Develop innovative design solutions and solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of Production and Technical Queries
* Assist in effective management of the customer, through interfacing with customers and supply chain on design issues and assist with procurement specifications
* Assist more senior designers in a range of activities including, production of estimates, maintenance and improvement in standard and quality of outputs, production and test organisations with the compilation of test forms and procedures
* Fulfil Design Lead responsibilities as assigned for single discipline low risk projects

The role responsibilities will also cover
* Contribute to learning from experience (LfE) requirement, during and post project
* Maintain individual knowledge of current best practice in application of designer expertise across the design lifecycle, including customs and standards. Promote a culture of best practice in design expertise and provide leadership and assist in driving cultural development and change
* Maintain awareness of developments within the industry, particularly for techniques & tools, physical integration, bill of material controls & management of design maturity
* Exercise care for own health and safety and that of others as defined by Health and Safety legislation, adhere to endorsed Company policy, procedures and delegations (e.g. Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance & Development Reviews and Finance etc.) Ensure application of highest standards for health and safety in immediate area of responsibility and ensure individual co-operation with respect to company standards about matters on health, safety and environment, ethics and behaviours
* Support the business winning process through input into or review of tender requirements, including estimates
* Support business development opportunities in raising the Cavendish Nuclear profile via presentations, academic links, conferences & technical papers, and identify opportunities and new work streams

Qualifications/skills/experience
Essential
* ONC/HNC/HND (or equivalent) OR BTEC National Certificate/Diploma (or equivalent) OR appropriate apprenticeship of specialisation
* Relevant industry experience
* Knowledge of CAD tools
* Knowledge of General Engineering Drawing Practice
* Incorporated Engineer status
* ICF (Integrated Competency Framework) to be demonstrated or being worked towards.
* Communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines

Desirable
* Member of relevant Professional Institute
* Breadth and depth of experience in a range of commercial or defence projects

What else do I need to know?
* All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
* We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview

Application Guidance
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