Mechanical Engineers

Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Permanent

Location: South East

Reference: 28780-rp

Expiration date: 23 April 2018

Role: Due to an increase in project demands within the nuclear and defence sectors, we are currently recruiting for a number of mechanical engineers to join an expanding team in Oxfordshire. Current projects can include: • Nuclear New Build • Nuclear Process Plants • Nuclear Decommissioning Projects • MOD Defence related projects

The Mechanical Engineer is principally a hands-on design based role with a degree of team leadership. The Mechanical Engineer can be responsible for delivering a package of work within a project. You will have frequent liaison with other disciplines in the design team and within the client. Mechanical engineers are the main interface between senior engineers and hands-on detail design engineers.

Key responsibilities for a Mechanical Engineer:

  • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications and requirements.
  • Prepare supporting design calculations to substantiation of designs.
  • Check design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team
  • Actively contribute to design & safety reviews (Risk Assessments & HAZOP’s) from technical standpoint
  • Preparation of technical specifications in liaison with client and project team
  • Produce 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 those of the client
  • Prepare installation, commissioning and operating documents
  • Planning & allocation of workload to members of design team in order to deliver packages of work
  • Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design.

Requirements: Essential

  • A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
  • Membership of a discipline specific Institution (e.g. IMechE; IstructE; IED)
  • Design Experience in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
  • Good understanding of Inventor & AutoCAD.
  • Experience in design for manufacture.
  • Good knowledge of detail design and detailed drawing production within a high tech industry environment.
  • Ability to working to tight deadlines & a strong team player attitude.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions.
  • Good understanding of Statutory and safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.
  • Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Customer/client liaison skills and good commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.
  • Knowledge of generic mechanical principle such as forces, stresses, materials selection & design principles


  • Degree Qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline.
  • Expertise and experience gained in the nuclear industry.
  • Inspection, Installation, Commissioning experience (site or planning)
  • Management and technical delivery of medium sized design teams in the delivery of scheme / preliminary design packages
  • Management of sub-contractors.
  • Inventor modelling skills.
  • Experience in delivering piping and skid projects.
  • Glovebox design and manufacture.
  • Strong knowledge and high standards in drafting and drawing checking