Senior Mechanical Engineer

Rate: Negotiable

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Contract

Location: South East

Reference: 27454tm

Expiration date: 09 September 2017

Our is a leading international engineering, project management and services provider to the highly regulated nuclear, defence, oil & gas, and science & research industries. Our expertise has been developed over many years and is backed up by a highly trained, committed workforce and a wide range of specialist resources. They currently have a vacancies for 3 Senior Mechanical Engineers to work on a variety of nuclear engineering and defence sector projects.

Main purpose of the role:
To deliver customer requirements for engineering design / nuclear engineering in terms of cost, programme and quality through the management of a small team of engineers working either on a project or projects principally associated with their engineering discipline

Key responsibilities will include:
• 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        
• Lead 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
• Lead of 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 / Essential Experience :

• Degree qualified in a relevant technical / engineering discipline
• Chartered Engineer and candidates nearing chartership are preferred
• Membership to appropriate institutions is preferred e.g. CIBSE, MIMechE
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the Nuclear industry
• Demonstrable competence in a design/delivery position within a project based environment
• Understanding of design requirements to support nuclear safety cases
• Experience of managing sub-contracts
• Knowledge of safety regulations including CDM
• Experience of checking design documentation including drawings and supporting calculations
• Experience in the preparation of tender documentation. Experience in the preparation of design estimates, resource plans and programmes
• Experience and/or ability of leading a technical team within a professional project delivery environment
• Organisation & Collaborations skills
• Demonstrable expertise in working to tight deadlines
• Quality & service driven attitude
• High level of commercial awareness
• Experience of leading design teams
• Experience of bid preparation
• A full UK driver’s licence