Commissioning Information and Systems Manager

  • Location

    Bristol

  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas, Utilities

  • Salary:

    Competitive Salary & Benefits

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-23

  • Client:

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The Opportunity

Hinkley Point C is one of the largest engineering projects in the world and when operational will be the most complex nuclear installation in the UK. Bringing the plant to life is the job of the HPC commissioning team which has its own dedicated commissioning function. We are currently recruiting exceptional people to join our function team in a number of key engineering and management roles. 

You will be part of the team that sets the technical standard for 500,000 commissioning tests then delivers the processes and systems to allow our site teams to undertake those tests safely and efficiently. 

Every member of the Commissioning Function team plays a part in providing assurance to our regulators that we can safely load fuel into the HPC reactors and begin the journey of providing safe, clean electricity to 7% of the UK’s households for generations to come.

The Commissioning Information and Systems Manager (CISM) reports to the Commissioning Function Manager and is responsible for the leadership of the Commissioning Information and Systems Team. While all major IM and IT projects for HPC are delivered by HPC Project Services, the CISM will be responsible for putting in place a technical customer team to ensure that all such projects meet the requirements of the HPC Commissioning Programme. The Information and Systems team will also manage and facilitate business change and business transformation activities to support Project Services, the project’s System Integrators and technology vendors in the delivery of those projects.

The CISM will ensure that the Commissioning Management System (CMS, an ISO 9001 Quality Management System) is maintained and updated as required to enable the safe and effective delivery of HPC Commissioning and will undertake continual audit and assurance of the CMS against the needs of commissioning and recognised standards for nuclear commissioning.

The Commissioning Function and its constituent teams are primarily based in Bristol at present and the role will focus on this location while developing the capabilities of the Commissioning Information and Systems Team. Principal interfaces will be with the Bristol-based commissioning delivery teams and Project Services organisation.

As the focus shifts towards execution of commissioning in 2022-2023, the commissioning delivery teams will transition to HPC site or a close satellite office at which time the CISM will spend progressively more of their working time at or near HPC site while maintaining close contact with the Project Services team in Bristol. During this phase, the CISM will support site mobilisation including onboarding of several hundred personnel during which time a programme of training and familiarisation will be provided. The CISM will run a programme of stress testing the IM tools to ensure that they are fit for purpose to support up to 1,000 site users during the peak of testing.

Following delivery of the main IM infrastructure to deliver commissioning, a maintenance and update phase will run from 2023 to 2027 as execution of commissioning activities occurs on site. The CISM will continue to manage a small team located on site with close links to the Bristol offices to manage capability development and update activities.

The Commissioning Information and Systems team will act as a key interface between the HPC Commissioning Programme and HPC Project Services as several major IM projects, including the HPC SWITCH projects, are design and implemented. Managing stakeholders and interfaces across a multitude of HPC teams and functions will be essential to ensure the success of those projects. The Information and Systems team will have a small core of EDF staff supplemented by specialist contractors where required.

The Person

  • Directly reporting and accountable to the HPC Commissioning Function Manager.

  • Act as the client for delivery of several large-scale IM projects, including HPC SWITCH.

  • Ensure that the functional and non-functional requirements of the Commissioning Programme are captured and adequately articulated to the relevant delivery programmes.

  • Safeguard the integrity of the Commissioning Programme’s requirements to ensure that these are fully met by IM projects.

  • Lead business change activities and liaise with the other parts of the Commissioning Programme to engage sufficient user representation in these tasks.

  • Put in place (or guide others to put in place) training and onboarding programmes to bring many hundreds of users to full competence in using complex IM tools.

  • Manage the Commissioning Information and Systems team in accordance with the Commissioning Programme organisation note and ensure that adequate competent capability is available at all stages of the commissioning process.

  • Establish and manage a group of up to 8 staff and contractors in the initial delivery phase for IM tools before reducing to a maintenance organisation of 3 to 4 staff with supporting contractor resource from 2023 onwards.

The Skills

Essential:

  • Background in major IT project delivery within an engineering project context.

  • Deep understanding of the structure of PLM products and their use in the process, manufacturing or nuclear industries.

  • Knowledge of project delivery processes especially in the site phase of construction projects.

  • Familiarity with cloud deployment of complex multi-platform IM solutions.

  • Able to demonstrate technical interface management skills across multiple information systems including management of legacy information.

  • Track record of delivering projects in a commercial environment with an ability to balance pragmatic programme delivery against requirements delivery.

  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of the impact of change.

  • Highly effective presentation, influencing and facilitation skills.

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering or computer science discipline.

  • Good professional standing with a recognised professional membership or accreditation.

  • Experience of leading teams in a programme-driven project environment.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of commissioning as an engineering discipline.

  • Knowledge of the UK nuclear industry and regulatory requirements.

  • French language skills would be beneficial.

  • Project management qualifications or professional accreditation.

  • Experience in new build nuclear projects.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a defined benefit pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.  

These roles are advertised on a full-time/part-time basis as standard with the opportunity to discuss flexible working arrangements.

Why EDF?

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We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.

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Through innovation, dedication, and a firm commitment to electric and renewable energy – we believe we can change everyone’s future for the better.

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