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Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear Transporation

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/08/2020
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
A vacancy has arisen for a Mechanical Engineer with specialist experience in the field of Nuclear Transportation and Packaging. We are looking to recruit mechanical engineers with a passion for engineering to join our growing skilled team.

Key responsibilities:
*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

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 (SSR-6), production of Package Design Safety Reports
*Appreciation of Shielding design
*Appreciation of Finite Element Analysis
*Appreciation of Criticality assessment

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
*A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
*Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. IMechE; IET; IED)
*>5 Years' 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

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
*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 Cumbria and internationally to client design meetings and to manufacturer's site

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