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  • Job reference: RMS0195280

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/09/2018
  • Duration: 6 - 12 months minimum
  • Time left:
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    (04/10/18)
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The Role:
Purpose The Senior Mechanical Designer Engineer is a design engineer with responsibility for undertaking or complying with the following:
* Design Tasks
* Project Management Interaction
* Technical Mentoring
* Tendering Tasks
* Quality Compliance
* Health & Safety
* Technically Responsible Person Role
* Continual Improvement

Key Duties and Responsibilities Design Tasks
Carrying out specific design tasks to meet the time, cost and quality requirements of projects. This may include but not be limited to:
Scheme design generation consisting of:
* Design briefs
* Hand sketches
* 3D scheme models
* Scheme stress calculations
* Scheme functional calculations
* Scheme design risk assessments
* Directive compliance assessments
* Scheme design review
Detail design generation consisting of;
* 3D detail models
* Detail stress calculations
* Detail functional calculations
* Detail design risk assessments
* Directive compliance assessments
* Detail design review

Production of manufacturing documentation consisting of;
* 2D part, fabrication and assembly drawings
* Factory acceptance tests
* Method statements
* Operation, maintenance and installation manuals
* Technical construction files
Take part in;
* Client meetings
* Testing activities
* Commissioning activities
* Post project review meetings
Maintaining the project's working folder
Checking and approving of deliverables produced by other team members

Project Management Interaction
Interact with project management staff to achieve the best outcome for the projects;
* Agree remaining work durations
* Highlight (at the earliest opportunity) when a task will not be completed to a previously agreed timescale
* Identify and report change

Technical Mentoring
Act as mentor to a number of engineering staff to:
* Develop their technical knowledge and understanding
* Provide support in achieving developmental goals
* Encourage staff to develop their personal competencies

Tendering Tasks
This may include but not be limited to;
* Production of concept designs
* Estimating durations for design of tender items
* Composing technical responses to quotation requests

Quality Compliance
Complying with my clients quality policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on;
* Design procedure
* Document numbering and control
* Approval of Suppliers and Sub-Contractors

Health & Safety
Complying with my clients health and safety policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on;
* Take reasonable care for own health and safety and the health and safety of others
* Report all accidents and near misses to their Line Manager or Safety Representative
* Not operate any equipment they have not been specifically trained to use

Technically Responsible Person Role
For a specific project or projects;
* Be accountable for the technical management and delivery within time cost and quality
* Maintain technical compliance with the contract and resolve technical conflicts where possible
* Ensure cross discipline integration
* Assist the project management staff in:
* Understanding the technical delivery such that they may manage budget / expenditure information
* Reviewing progress and the critical path
* Identify and report change
* Promote cohesion across the project team

Continual Improvement
Continually seek methods to improve personal, design office and company performance and efficiency

Key Skills and Competencies
* Has been responsible for a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity.
* Sound appreciation of manufacturing, assembly and test techniques
* A high level of commercial awareness.
* Sufficient technical knowledge and understanding of the industry to be able to technically lead a team, shape the outcome of a project and encourage and assist others in the delivery of that project
* Ability to manage his / her own workload and self-manage to deliver tasks
* Ability to make prioritisation decisions on work
* Ability to read, understand and shape new procedures and standards
* Is expected to need management rather than supervision
* Is expected to be proficient in the production of standard design deliverables
* Is expected to be an experienced user of relevant design tools, techniques and methods
* Is expected to be conversant with legislation and regulations applicable to their role and the projects they are working on.

Qualifications
* Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline

The Company:
Our client has been established for over 20 years locally and is focused on delivering design solutions to the nuclear industry, specialising in the design of mechanical handling plant and equipment, the design and installation of plant control systems and the provision of support to plant safety reviews.

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