David Raeburn MEng CEng MIET MNucI

A nuclear management professional specialising in engineering and commissioning with more than a decade in leadership roles in a major project environment. A strong engineering background blended with broad experience of the civil and defence nuclear, chemical process, manufacturing and explosives industries. Capabilities include driving governance and regulatory compliance while providing strategic leadership throughout the EPCC cycle.

Key Skills

Commissioning Management

  • Managing preparation and execution of commissioning in nuclear and high-hazard industries
  • Building nuclear commissioning management processes from first principles, meeting international standards and national regulatory requirements
  • Justifying the robustness of nuclear safety and environmental compliance arrangements to regulators and internal stakeholders
  • Undertaking governance activities including chairing and participating in nuclear safety panels
  • Defining the requirements for commissioning safety cases and ensuring proper traceability of requirements to commissioning activities in support of design substantiation
  • Managing site commissioning teams, providing competent authority and giving risk-informed direction of day-to-day commissioning activities

Engineering and Design Management

  • Significant experience in design for new-build, refit and upgrade projects from concept to handover
  • Background in EC&I engineering before moving into multi-disciplinary integrated design development
  • Early career hands-on design work leading to engineering and delivery management underpins a deep understanding of the execution of complex engineering activities
  • Providing novel and simplified ‘lean’ design solutions with limited resources to maximise benefits
  • Managing compliance with client, sponsor and regulatory requirements and expectations of the practicalities of implementing projects of varying size.

Organisational Leadership

  • More than 15 years’ leadership and management experience in the nuclear, defence and commercial sectors operating on behalf of clients and top tier contractors to deliver high-value capital projects
  • Developing high-performing teams and undertaking recovery interventions in existing organisations
  • Establishing strategic objectives, driving effective delivery and controlling scope
  • Maximising benefits by applying value engineering throughout the project lifecycle
  • Providing confident direction during business transformation and through significant change
  • Maintaining a stable delivery environment in uncertain or high-risk projects