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Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear Transportation and Packaging


Job Title

Mechanical Transportation Engineer

Employment Type


Estimated Duration – 6 months

This role has been deemed outside of IR35



Job Description

An assignment has arisen for a contract Mechanical Engineer with specialist experience in the field of Nuclear Transportation and Packaging, working with a leading nuclear specialist based in Harwell.

Mechanical Engineer Role Overview:

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

Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business.