Spatial Assessor (Submarines)

Job Title: Spatial Assessor (Submarines)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Salary: Competitive rates
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: RBMP4309_1501598305
Contact Name: Robert Bush MIRP
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 01, 2017 15:38

Job Description

Sitec have a requirement for a Spatial Assessor (Submarines) for our client based in Barrow-in-Furness.
This is a contract position with a competitive hourly rate dependant on experience and an estimated duration to 31st March 2018.

Our client is responsible for the provision of a Supportable Submarine and Support Solution for the a Programme, which is a major UK capital project to design, build and provide in-service support to the future SSBN Flotilla, enabling maintenance of the UK's independent nuclear deterrent. Part of this requirement will be demonstrated through Compartment Design Description (CDD) Assessments, Technical Notes and Level 2 Case Reports, all of which the post holder will have some degree of input into.
The Spatial Assessor reports via the Spatial Lead to Functional and Spatial Design (F&SD) Control Account Manager (CAM) and is responsible for leading the 'Through Life Support' elements of the Dreadnought Support Solution for nominated Major Areas. This support is split into two principal tasks: Design Reviews and Provision of Subject Matter Expertise (SME).
Provides specialist support-related expertise and analysis capabilities to the evolving design of the Dreadnought design, with the aim of reducing support demands and ensuring that the optimum information is available during the in-service phase of the lifecycle.
The Spatial Assessor ensures that appropriate support requirements are identified and implemented to ensure the Dreadnought Support Solution is designed to meet the Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) and minimum through life cost requirements.
This post sits within the Whole Boat Support Integrator (WBSI) Functional and Spatial Design delivery team in Barrow in Furness.


The post-holder is accountable to the, The Functional and Spatial Design CAM for:
Production of Major Area Spatial / CDD Assessments from a support perspective at design review with relevant evidence, i.e. Annex B - Major Area Assessment Spreadsheet.
Management of SQEP based Through-Life Support Enquiries and similar technical queries.
Production of Spatial/CDD Assessment related documentation for nominated Major Areas.
Production of outputs in accordance with FSM commitments, to time, budget and quality, as defined in the appropriate TPAF.
Represent WBSI F&SD CAM at BoM library part spatial maturity approval meetings in support of BAES.

Principal Tasks and Responsibilities:
The conduct of Spatial Assessments as directed by the Spatial Assessor Lead focusing on removal routes, work-in-ways, stowages, spares, tools, access and other maintenance related activities.
Coordinating and managing the Successor design and development to ensure optimisation of Support Solutions in line with the identified ILS and ARM requirements;
Escalate concerns, Issues and Risks using the appropriate management tool. Raising Opportunities where appropriate.
Active collaboration with management, engineering and other areas to ensure that supportability and supportability-related design factors & requirements are fully considered during the system design process such that it meets or exceeds specified requirements and that ultimately the 'Through Life Support burden is minimised;
Coordinating and managing the 'Through Life Support' activities of the nominated Major Areas and observing the interface boundaries with the Mechanical and Electrical Systems whilst ensuring that full cognisance is taken regarding maintenance envelopes, removal routes and 'work in way'.
Provide support to the development of Supportability Engineering (SE) outputs to inform the development of maintenance demands, frequencies and identified Trade-Offs as the project matures.
Review of BAES Successor CDD's and generates WBSI Support Input to these documents.
Complete WBSI Support input in to the relevant Annexes of the BAES Successor CDD's
Adherence to the Spatial Assessment Product Description activities and the management of WBSI Spatial Assessment programme to meet the BAES Successor CIR, IMAR and FMAR programme. Adherence to the Human Factors requirements and guidance documents.
Review of BoM library part spatial maturity in support of BAES Successor CIR, IMAR and FMAR programme.

Interfacing Responsibilities:

For the principal tasks and responsibilities identified in Section 4 to be carried out and discharged effectively, there are a number of limited responsibilities of other groups or persons that must also be discharged. Principal amongst these are:
Member of the relevant System Integration Teams (SIT) and additional SITs as assigned.
Member of the Forward Major Area Integration Team (MAIT), Mid MAIT and Aft MAIT as appropriate.
Member of nominated Major Area Teams;
Member of Decision/Review Panels and Steering and Working Groups;
Membership of review panel for bespoke studies or initiatives as requested by internal /external stakeholders and or customer.
The MoD departments (FSM PT, Combat Systems PT etc) acting as the interface to ensure that all contributions satisfy the Client's requirements - the primary customer interface being with MoD's Support Engineering System Owner (ESO (Support));
BAES as the platform designer and builder to ensure that inputs are timely and effective - the primary interface being with the respective Design Engineers and Technical Authorities;
Liaison with managers within and with responsibility for delivering elements of the FSM programme, either directly to MoD or via another IP, to ensure that issues that may affect the wider FSM programme are understood;

The Spatial Assessor is authorised to:
Represent WBSI technical/supportability interests individually with MoD and BAE or collaboratively through the FSM IPMT.
Will be degree qualified in an Engineering / Technical discipline OR have qualified with the Royal Navy as a Submariner Engineer Officer/Engineering Technician (SSBN preferred).
Nuclear: A minimum of 5 years experience in a submarine nuclear discipline preferably as a Nuclear Category B Watchkeeper (Preferred).

Extensive experience in the 'In-Service' Support arena, with a sound knowledge of HM submarine operation, submarine systems operation, maintenance and support requirements;
An understanding and ideally experience, of MoD contracts and support related policies.
Experienced in planning, implementation and control of programmes to ensure that desired results can be successfully achieved within established timescales.
Demonstrate the ability to develop close working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders & interfaces to progress business and programme demands.
Relevant design support experience in a defence and/or services environment.
An understanding of AR&M and ILS methodologies, including an awareness of the appropriate Defence Standards.

Successful applicants will be required to be Security Cleared prior to appointment.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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