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  • Job reference: RMS0210491

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/05/2019
  • Duration: long term
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The Role:
Design Remote Handling equipment for fusion and non-fusion applications in challenging environments according to established project methodology. This will involve understanding and clarifying customer specifications, designing creative solutions to new problems, and managing medium sized projects to agreed time, quality and cost. A new start up team with the aim of building a centre of excellence in the UK that will benefit external industries and organisations to build an international reputation for excellence in the field of Remote Handling.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

Creation and design of effective remote handling mechanical robotic devices and tooling from concept through systems specifications to detail designs
Supervision of engineers and draughtsman to maintain high design standards and integrate design work
Coaching engineers in their career progression.
Liaison with customers to report of project progress and to agree priorities
Drive and complete complex design activities within allotted time and with high efficiency, and ensuring designs are compliant with correct design files.
Lead and manage the maintenance, diagnosis and repair of existing UKAEA and JET systems.
Managing the acceptance, testing and commissioning of complex remote systems
Accountable for line management of a section of mechanical engineers including professional, technical and performance issues.

Specific Qualifications/Experience:
* Experience in designing complex electro/mechanical devices
* Experience in managing designs and design teams
* Experience in design substantiation analysis using hand calculation or finite element techniques
* Competent in generating technical documents and specifications
* Experience in using a CATIA v5.
* Ability to work as part of a larger team or group
* Engineering council recognised mechanical engineering degree or equivalent experience

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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