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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  On Application

Bristol, GB

Career Area:  Engineering

Manufacturing Capability Manager

Vacancy Overview

The success of the HPC Project is dependent on the on the manufacture and delivery of a large volume of Nuclear Classified equipment to the HPC site on time and in line with all the necessary design and quality requirements.


The Equipment Programme will deliver over 130 separate Equipment Contracts through engagement of a worldwide supply chain. It will be critical to the success of the Equipment Programme that there is a common approach to the manufacturing activities and that we achieve a consistent quality and predictably in delivery. 


The Manufacturing Capability Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of a consistent set of arrangements to support all manufacturing activities at HPC. You will provide strategic level support to the Equipment Programme and to all other programmes that undertake off site manufacturing activities as part of their overall scope of delivery.


As the Manufacturing Capability Manager you will be a key member of the Equipment Programme Lead Team and will report to the Equipment Programme Director. You will develop an organisation and capability that will support you in your role.

Nature and Scope

The Manufacturing Capability Manager will lead the Manufacturing Control Centre and will be based in the Bristol area. Travel will be required to the Edvance organisation and the extensive HPC Supply Chain with locations in Europe and wider afield in order to develop working relationships and gain support, information and examples of best practice.  The role will require close coordination with the Manufacturing Hub in Paris.

The Manufacturing Capability Manager will work with a wide range of internal stakeholders including the Responsible Designer, Manufacturing Inspection, Direction Industrial, Quality, Supply Chain and the HPC project delivery team to develop the necessary

  1. End to End Manufacturing processes and associated procedures.
  2. IT Tools and Capability
  3. Data and Reporting


Building successful collaborative relationships with these teams and the wider HPC organisation will be critical to ensuring success in this role.  The Manufacturing Capability Manager will have a significant role in delivering Nuclear Safety on HPC by supporting the development of a consistent approach to Quality and associated Lifetime Records, so enabling regulatory requirements to be discharged.  You will ensure that manufacturing processes are part of our continuous improvement arrangements and lessons learnt from other related industries are addressed. 

The role will evolve during the lifecycle of the project. At the earlier stages, the post holder will define an End to End process for manufacturing using their knowledge and experience and that of others. You will work with the Equipment Programme Director and other key stakeholders to define the team structure and recruit suitably qualified and experienced personnel to fill the roles. Following this, the post holder will lead the team and provide direct support to the delivery organisation.  You will be responsible for ensuring that any deliverables from their team are provided on time and in accordance with the project’s requirements. This will include giving support to his team and contract partners.  You will also assist and advise the Programme Directors on topics related to manufacturing.

Principal Accountabilities

The role is accountable to the Equipment Programme Director and is required to:- 

  • Assist in the development and optimisation of the Equipment Programme and manage delivery to meet key targets within the work programme.
  • Define and develop a consistent lifecycle view for equipment manufacture and an associated End to End Process.
  • Align processes and procedures with best practices and UK, French and Chinese experience. Liaise at all levels with the UK nuclear regulator.
  • Develop and maintain a set of processes and procedures that support the End to End Process.
  • Contribute to the Project Delivery Model for Manufacturing Equipment that incorporates the proposed Manufacturing Control Centre.
  • Identify and be develop the necessary IT Solutions to support Manufacturing.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to maintain alignment with a particular focus on
    • Expediting,
    • Quality,
    • Edvance
    • MIT
    • Direction Industrial.
  • Work with Project Controls and Expediting to ensure a consistent method for progress reporting
  • Support delivery of manufacturing across the all HPC Programmes 
  • Be the SME for manufacturing at HPC.
  • Support the NNB Genco leadership team in the achievement of all work programmes. This includes forward planning of resources and the provision of a short, medium and long term resource management plan.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience



  • Proven track record of manufacture in a nuclear / regulated environment or other similar high integrity industry,
  • Knowledge of UK approach to manufacturing
  • Evidence of working with UK regulators 
  • Track record of delivering within a technically complex and dynamic environment whilst ensuring high levels of safety, security and environmental responsibility,
  • Significant leadership experience
  • Demonstrable history of working within safety and quality cultures
  • Track record of major project delivery in a technical role
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of the impact of change
  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.



  • Experience of manufacturing in the UK Nuclear Industry / large infrastructure projects
  • Knowledge and Experience of equipment manufacture in an international setting
  • Knowledge and Experience of Expediting in an international setting
  • Experience of Equipment PWRs, particularly EPRs
  • Knowledge of nuclear, power generation or process plant systems
  • Familiarity with safety case process and design substantiation
  • French and / or Chinese language skills would be beneficial


Qualifications & Experience


  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Chartered Engineer or equivalent professional standing
  • Experience of working in a regulatory environment


  • Experience of leading teams in a programme-driven project environment
  • Member of the Association of Project Management or relevant professional body, or preparedness to become a member
  • Practical experience of Nuclear Plant Systems Equipment

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