Mechanical Engineer - All Levels

Rate: Dependent on experience

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Contract

Location: South East

Reference: 27454sb

Expiration date: 28 December 2017


A number of Mechanical Engineering positions are available to assist various nuclear projects working with a leading consultancy based in Oxfordshire. Long term contract assignments are available.

We are assisting a leading engineering & project management contractor that specialises in the delivery of projects in highly regulated industries that include defence, oil & gas, nuclear and research.

Roles and Responsibilities

To deliver customer requirements for engineering design / nuclear engineering in terms of cost, programme and quality.

  • Set design standards and parameters
  • Responsible for Conceptual, Scheme and Detail design, several design schemes, approval of calculations, or the checking of one off (bespoke) calculations        
  • Production of design to meet cost, quality and safety requirements    
  • Produce cost estimate, resource plan and project programme
  • Carry out assessments as a Technical Professional to give independent advice                                                                          
  • Ensuring product meets customer requirements and specifications
  • Ensure any variations to the work are identified and agreed
  • Maintaining and improving customer relations to develop business opportunities
  • Review sub-contractors work and performance
  • Design reviews, safety reviews (risk assessments/ HAZOP’s) from technical standpoint within discipline
  • Ensure quality and delivery of design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works, method statements, risk assessments, technical files and other technical documentation to comply with design standards, safety legislation/regulatory requirements and the needs of the client
  • Management of installation, commissioning and operating documents
  • Allocation of work to other members of team in order to ensure delivery of design to quality, time and budget Selection, strategy and management of work to sub-contractors
  • Site visits and site surveys Reports to Principal Engineer, Team Leader or Department manager. Normally supervises a small design team as well as significantly larger projects of around 30 staff from varying disciplines

Person Specification

  • HND / Degree qualified in a relevant technical / engineering discipline
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Nuclear or Highly Regulated industry
  • Demonstrable competence in a design/delivery position within a project based environment
  • Experience of working with/managing sub-contracts
  • Knowledge of safety regulations including CDM
  • Experience in the delivery/checking design documentation including drawings and supporting calculations
  • Organisation & Collaborations skills
  • Demonstrable expertise in working to tight deadlines
  • Quality & service driven attitude
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Experience of leading design teams
  • A full UK driver’s licence

The ability to attain full security clearance is required.

Essential Experience

  • Proven experience as a Mechanical Engineer working on the design and delivery of nuclear or highly regulated projects
  • The ability to attain full security clearance is required.
  • Still hands on and willing to produce designs and work on calculations