Head of Design

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    Plymouth, Devon

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    Jed Williams

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    5 months ago

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Head of Design - Major Infrastructure Project

Plymouth - Devonport Royal Dockyard

My client are the owner, operator and licensee of Devonport Royal Dockyard and is one of the principle support partners of the MOD and Royal Navy, responsible for undertaking deep maintenance (refits) on the Royal Navy fleet.

They are embarking on a programme of major infrastructure upgrades to provide modern facilities to support the future warship and submarine programmes at Devonport.

The Company is seeking to build a sustainable, effective multi-disciplinary capability to lead the development and delivery of this programme, working closely with a range of key suppliers and partners.

Initial projects relate to upgrades of a dock and non-tidal berth to support the Astute Class submarines and future programmes. We are looking for a Head of Facility Design to join this strategic team who are about to embark on one of the largest major infrastructures projects within the UK.

As Strategic Infrastructure Design Authority, the primary purpose of the Head of Facility Design post is to technically direct development of Facility Designs suitable to be constructed to cost, schedule and meet an agreed set of technical requirements.


  • Oversee the delivery of Facility Design to technical quality.
  • Contribute & implement the required design processes and standards.
  • Spearhead development of forward design policy.
  • Design requirements for approval, resource management & manage design team.
  • Interface with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage deliverables.
  • Principle interface with Head of Nuclear Safety & Head of Technical Authority.


  • Experience with senior leadership in design
  • Understanding of Nuclear Safety.
  • Senior management leadership skills.
  • Design process management knowledge.
  • Degree qualified
  • Chartered fellow

If you are interested in this position or would like to find out more please apply to this ad or contact Jed Williams who is leading recruitment via 01179309740 / / https://www.linkedin.com/in/jed-williams/ .