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Interface Manager

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: £55 - £65 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Gemma Cummings
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 20 November 2023
  • Job Ref: BBBH81225_1697802037


Location: Plymouth (Hybrid)

Duration: 12 Month Contract

Rate: £55 - £65 umbrella per hour

Secuirty: Must hold SC or be eligiable to go through the Secuirty Clearance process.


To manage and coordinate the design interfaces of the projects within DEFUEL23 - 14 Dock Readiness and SDDP. The interfaces are to be managed as a means of risk mitigation, with the objective of providing a holistic and integrated capability for defueling legacy submarines within 14 Dock.

The interfaces to be managed include:

  • Interfaces between work packages within DEFUEL23 (termed internal interfaces).
  • Interfaces between DEFUEL23 work packages and external stakeholders.

Key Deliverables:

  • Accountable for the management, monitoring and auditing of all interfaces of 14 Dock and DEFUEL23.
  • Responsible for developing the existing interface management process to suit DEFUEL23s developing needs.
  • Co-ordinating with the DEFUEL23 Project and Work Package Managers with programme dependency interfaces, who have overall ownership.
  • Arranging, coordinating, and chairing meetings with internal and external stakeholders as required to effectively manage, monitor and audit all 14 Dock and DEFUEL23 interfaces.
  • Responsible for the Interface Reference List (IRL) DEFUEL23-BAB-00000-XX-SH-Z-000001. This document is a medium that enables the monitoring and tracking of all interfaces through their entire life cycle. This document is to be maintained throughout DEFUEL23.
  • Responsible for the Systems Interface Matrix (SIM) CDMS 000174618. This document is used as a holistic method of interface identification and is to be maintained throughout DEFUEL23.
  • Responsible for identifying when a 14 Dock system requires an Interface Agreement Form (IAF) with an external stakeholder.
  • Responsible for coordinating the development of Interface Agreement Forms (IAF). This includes liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure a sufficient level of information to manage and mitigate the interface risks going forward.
  • Responsible for monitoring and managing the Interface Agreement Forms (IAF), coordinating their updates following life cycle updates. These forms are tracked via the Interface Reference List (IRL).
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) CDMS-000160773. To ensure that the PBS meets the projects evolving needs.
  • Development of the 14 Dock Integration Plan CDMS-000152143 with regards to interface management.
  • Deputise for the 14 Dock Operations and Integration Manager as delegated representative, on occasions when such delegation is necessary (Note: this will be related to interfaces only). This can include attendance of design reviews and acting as a reviewer of design documentation - auditing the interface information present and ensuring the correct interface processes have been followed.
  • To liaise with Babcock and Major Infrastructure Projects (MIP) interface management governance, ensuring that their processes and guidance are followed as required.

Key Skills / Experience:

  • A degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
  • Chartered Engineer (or working towards).
  • Nuclear Introductory Course or equivalent nuclear and/or marine system knowledge

Sound understanding and application of relevant:

  • Industry legislation
  • Industry Codes and Standards
  • Design Engineering Practices
  • Design Management (incl. Systems Engineering), planning and budgetary control
  • Company and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project Management
  • Comprehensive editorial and briefing skills
  • Clear spoken and written English
  • Numerate and computer literate
  • Systems thinking
  • The Interface Manager must be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills required in the management of interfaces throughout the design lifecycle in a highly regulated environment.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and prior application of a 'Systems' approach to working
  • Demonstrates experience of organising and chairing technical meetings with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates a base level knowledge of multi-disciplinary subject matter, enabling technical discussion with all disciplines.
  • Sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice as relevant to discipline, post and project requirements.
  • Working knowledge of relevant engineering office computer applications (e.g. MS Office, Navisworks).

JAM Recruitment is acting as an employment business with regards to this position.

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