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Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/08/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
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 design team and within the client. Mechanical engineers are the main interface between senior engineers and hands-on detail design engineers.

*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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
*A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
*Membership of a discipline specific Institution (e.g. IMechE; IstructE; IED)
*Good understanding of Inventor & AutoCAD.
*Experience in design for manufacture.
*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.
*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 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

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
*Degree Qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline.
*Expertise and experience gained in the nuclear industry.
*Management and technical delivery of medium sized design teams in the delivery of scheme / preliminary design packages
*Management of sub-contractors.
*Inventor modelling skills.
*Experience in delivering piping and skid projects.
*Glovebox design and manufacture.
*Strong knowledge and high standards in drafting and drawing checking

About Fircroft:
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