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  • Job reference: RMS0212448

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/06/2019
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (31/07/19)
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The Role:
A vacancy has arisen for a permanent Senior Mechanical Engineer within the team based in our Harwell office. We are looking to recruit dedicated senior mechanical engineers with a passion for engineering to join our growing skilled team at Harwell.

Our client is currently recruiting to deliver our live projects and future projects in the following areas,
*Hinckley Point C primary coolant analysis systems.
*Process plants for nuclear applications.
*Nuclear mechanical handling solutions.
*ITER & DEMO fusion reactor support.
*Nuclear reactor decommissioning (Dragon Etc.).
*European Spallation Source (ESS) support.
*Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (Chalk River) facility design support
*Support to MOD in various areas and projects

Key responsibilities:

*Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications and requirements.
*Prepare, check or approve supporting design calculations and design reports to substantiation of designs.
*Actively contribute to design & safety reviews (Risk Assessments & HAZOP's) from technical standpoint.
*Preparation of technical specifications in liaison with client and project team.
*Deliver project deliverables to schedule and budget.
*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
*Carry out design reviews on work packages under your control, ensure solutions meet requirements.
*Prepare installation, commissioning and operating documents.
*Manage requirements relating to project scope of work.
*Planning & allocation of work packages 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.
*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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
*A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
*Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. IMechE; IET; IED)
*10+ Years' experience in the role of design in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
*Experience in design for manufacture.
*Good knowledge of detail design and detailed drawing production within a high tech industry environment.
*Concept through to commissioning experience (full lifecycle).
*Good customer/client liaison skills and good commercial awareness.
*Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.
*Good understanding of mechanical principle such as forces, stresses, materials selection & design principles.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
*MSc in a relevant mechanical subject.
*Expertise in the nuclear industry.
*Inspection, Installation, Commissioning experience.
*Good understanding of Inventor & AutoCAD or general 3D design.
*Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design.
*Engineering analysis using ANSYS.
*Knowledge of piping engineering.
*Knowledge of waste transport packaging.
*Seismic analysis knowledge
*JET/ITER/DEMO knowledge.
*Large science facility engineering knowledge.
*Remote handling and robotics knowledge.
*Shielding design knowledge.
*Human Factors knowledge.
*Experience in manufacture and design of piping and skid projects.
*Glovebox design and manufacture.
*Strong knowledge and high standards in drafting and drawing checking.
*Full UK driving licence.

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