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  • Job reference: RMS0183750

Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/03/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
* To provide a design engineering service to internal and external customers with a degree of eam leadership within discipline
* Design and delivery of all aspects of the engineering design process
* Lead engineers are the main interface between senior management and day to day design activities
* Prepare supporting design calculations and specifications to substantiate design

Position in the organisation:
* Reporting to Senior and or Principal Engineers
* Normally manage a project involving a team of up to 3 engineering staff, although team may be supplemented from elsewhere
* Responsible for managing quality, progress and cost of the work undertaken by their team
* Maybe responsible for managing project subcontracts
* Interacts with engineers of other disciplines internally and externally
* Supervises support staff

Key Accountabilities:
* Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, in liaison with client and project team
* Check standard design calculations of design engineers and other engineers within the team
* Actively contribute to design reviews, safety reviews (Risk Assessments and HAZOP's
* Produce design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works; design calculations; method statements; risk assessments; technical files & other technical documentation to comply with design standards; safety legislation/regulatory requirements & needs of the client
* Ensure quality and delivery of design documentation throughout all the design phases
* Compliance with safety and statutory regulations (e.g. CDM; CE etc)
* Develop cost effective technical solutions
* Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position

Delegated and Financial Authority:
* Normally responsible for tasks(s) with value up to £750k
* Responsible for managing subcontracts which may be up to £250k
* Making technical contribution to winning over £75k/annum of additional business
* Responsible for design, preparation and checking of design calculations
* Will have authority over Design Engineers, Designers, PDMS operators and other operators within their particular area of works

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant area of the discipline
* Membership of a discipline specific Institution (e.g. I MechE; I Structural Eng; CIBSE; IChemE etc)
* >5 Years' experience in the role of design in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry
* 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 and strong commercial awareness

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Degree Qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline
* Expertise in the nuclear industry
* Inspection, Installation, Commissioning
* Management and technical delivery of medium sized design teams in the delivery of scheme / preliminary design packages
* Experience of leading teams within a project environment would be a distinct advantage
* Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design
* Full UK driving licence

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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