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  • Job reference: RMS0197221

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer x2

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/07/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (17/08/18)
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The Role:
Our client, now part of the VNS business, is a recognised world leader in the area of remote handling for hostile environments and in support of continued strong growth seeks to enhance its core team by recruiting a number of Mechanical Design Engineers to join our growing team.

The positions are based at the company HQ where you will be engaged in the delivery of consultancy services, equipment design and implementation.
You will be expected to take responsibility for a range of engineering activities concerning the delivery of remote handling projects which are challenging and complex - which makes them extremely interesting to work on - and involves some of the most challenging decommissioning projects currently being undertaken. This will include the specification, design, procurement, integration, commissioning, and development of complex electro-mechanical and hydraulic devices.

Additionally, the appointee will be expected to contribute to the general activities within the department and company as we continue to develop and grow.

The business has operational centres in the UK, France, the USA, Canada and Japan and brings together a comprehensive range of technologies and services for facility restoration, decommissioning of plants, and the treatment of low-and intermediate level radioactive waste, all nurtured by our nuclear experts and backed by thousands of staff worldwide.

Salary
You will be eligible to join the company Stakeholder pension scheme to which the company contributes a sum equivalent to 5% of the annual basic salary. Other benefits include 25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 after 5 years' service plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays. Three days of the leave are used to allow for a Christmas shutdown. Private annual health checks, professional fees, accident and sickness insurance are also part of the package.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The following are the minimum requirements for this post:
* Ideally a recognised degree level qualification in engineering at a minimum level of 2:1 (Hons) although experience for the more senior positions is as relevant.
* An excellent knowledge of mechanical design first principles
* Ability to communicate effectively and technically and to work as part of a team.
* An excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
The following will be beneficial for this post:
* Experience in the design, implementation and use of remote handling equipment.
* Experience in the design and development of robotic equipment.
* Experience in the design of complex mechanisms
* Experience of designing for assembly, designing mock-ups, etc.
* A good working knowledge of Solidworks would be highly beneficial.

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