Group Design Authority Manager

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Group Design Authority Manager

  • Location:

    Gronau

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Nicole Hall

  • Contact email:

    recruitment@urenco.com

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-09-30

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products for the civil nuclear industry, serving utility customers worldwide who provide low carbon electricity through nuclear generation. Ensuring sustainable capabilities long term to design and engineer new plants for future business by managing training and education
programs, defining succession planning schedule etc.

As part of the organizational change of Urenco Technology & Development this role offers a great opportunity to grow with the business and implement a new workstream.

The Group Design Authority (GDA) team has the responsibility for, and the requisite knowledge to define and maintain, the design intent/integrity and the overall basis for safety throughout the full lifecycle of the operating facilities.


The GDA Manager has a key functional role to provide and maintain a through life record and configuration (control/management) system of all group Reference Designs. The GDA Manager should establish the conditions and limits for operating the facilities in conformity with design intent and within safety margins and provide operator guidance regarding extreme conditions and exceeding operations boundaries. If and when required to perform troubleshooting investigations and advice on debottlenecking options. The GDA team has a key group role to examining Business Critical Incidents and implementing learning from experience from a design intent/integrity and basis for safety perspective.


The main areas of responsibility will include:
-Actively promoting a pro-active safety culture and performing analysis to create a learning from experience behaviour
-Providing to group and site projects design assurance through leading review and approval processes; Review and approve design
deliverables as an independent verifier and intelligent customer
-Defining and maintaining Design and Engineering group processes, procedures, guidelines and instructions
-Defining, controlling and maintaining design intent by development of asset Reference Designs and Group standards and specifications as well as
Safety Basis of Design. Group design, standards and specification includes: core Enrichment systems, critical core Enrichment support systems,
(De)conversion systems, decontamination and waste treatment systems. Control and manage associated intellectual property and technology
-Chairman of the Plant Design Working Group
-Ensuring Group Design requirements, and needed support system requirements, are fulfilled by authorizing/approving all
configuration/design changes and new installations and any allowed exceptions. This includes approving any operation changes that
alter the intent of the original Group Design
-Supporting process, systems and supplier qualification process and provide design authority governance
-Providing special expertise/design know-how to support troubleshooting and debottlenecking on request of COO facilities
-Establishing (root) cause analysis to learn from Business Critical Incidents and Operational Events and determining the lessons learnt
-Developing and maintaining technical library comprising Urenco’s best practice and state of the art designs

We are now looking for an individual who can make a difference and add value to our existing Team. The following skills and experience will provide an indication of the types of Team Players we are looking for:
•Extensive experience in defining and maintaining plant designs throughout the asset life cycle
•Specialist knowledge and experience with gas centrifuge design, enrichment plant design and associated support processes
•Understanding of design (safety) standards and norms and its application in process/nuclear industry


This is a permanent, full-time, role to be based in either Gronau or Almelo.

We particularly welcome applications from women and other minority groups who are currently underrepresented within the nuclear industry