Job Search

Looking to hire?

CV Upload

Login | Register

0 Job Basket
Job Basket

Your basket is empty.


Find that perfect job!

Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear Transportation and Packaging


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 engineering team, inspectors, sites and within the client. Mechanical engineers are the main interface between senior engineers and hands-on detail design engineers.

Your Key responsibilities as 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.
  • Responsible for managing the quality of the output of their team or their own deliverables.
  • Responsible for adherence to internal procedures and external codes, standards and directives.
  • Possible responsible for managing project packages that are sub-contracted to third parties.
  • Creating designs that are compliant with safety regulations (e.g. CDM and CE marking).
  • Ensure safety of working environment via design.

Position of the Mechanical Engineer within the organisation:

  • Reporting to Senior, Principal Engineers and chief engineers
  • Often managing a small team of designers or design engineers.
  • Interaction with engineers of other disciplines, both internal and external
  • Supervises Company support staff in delivery of work packages.

Ideally you will have the following qualifications, skills, experience and attributes…

  • Delivered nuclear waste package designs to IAEA SSR-6
  • A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
  • Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. IMechE; IET; IED)
  • Proven experience in the role of design in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
  • 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.
  • Concept through to commissioning experience (full lifecycle).
  • Good understanding of Statutory and safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.
  • Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good 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

For this specific opportunity, the following attributes are desirable:

  • Assisting the Senior or Nominated engineer to deliver a concept/detail design of transport package and ensuring design intent implemented at manufacturer
  • Checking of Concept and Manufacturing drawings
  • Production of and checking of structural calculations to recognized codes i.e. BS 2573, Eurocode, PD5500
  • Production of and checking of technical documentation including operating, handling and maintenance instructions.
  • Client interaction through weekly dial ins and regular face to face meetings
  • Willing to travel to within the UK and internationally to attend client design meetings and to manufacturer’s site

Beneficial experience:

  • Worked within a manufacturing environment, design, testing and commissioning of bespoke equipment within a regulated industry.
  • Production of Manufacturing drawings
  • Witness testing of load and pressure testing, helium leak testing and factory acceptance testing.
  • Responding to manufacturing TQ’s, concessions and repair procedures.
  • Quality assurance checking of documentation material certification and quality plans.
  • Knowledge of transport regulations (IAEA SSR-6) production of Package Design Safety Reports
  • Appreciation of Shielding design

Employment Type Contract
Estimated Duration 6 months
This role has been deemed outside of IR35
Location Didcot

Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business.