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  • Job reference: RMS0115770

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Westlakes
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/07/2013
  • Time left:
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    (10/07/13)
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The Company:
Our client is a nuclear specialist, covering both civilian and defence sectors, across the complete lifecycle from New Build, through Operations and Maintenance, to final decommissioning and waste disposal.

The Role:
The Lead Engineer is principally a hands-on design based role with a degree of team leadership within discipline. The Lead Engineer can be responsible for delivering a package of work within a project within their discipline. Frequent liaison with other disciplines in the design team and the client would be expected. Lead engineers are the main interface between senior management and hands-on design.

Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, primarily using AutoCAD and/or Inventor
Checking of design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team
Prepare supporting design calculations to substantiate design
Actively contribute to design reviews, safety reviews (Risk Assessments and 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 the needs of the client
Preparation of installation, commissioning and operating documents
Planning and allocation of workload to other members of design team within discipline in order to deliver package of work
Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant discipline e.g. Mechanical Engineering.
Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.
Experience in nuclear is essential. It is also a requirement of the position to demonstrate experience gained in a similar position ideally from a highly regulated industry. This could be from but is not limited to Defence, Pharmaceutical or Oil & Gas
Technical experience could be gained from but is not limited to precision engineering, conveyer systems, remote handling systems / equipment, heavy engineering, cranes, pipes and pumps
Fundamental understanding of mechanical engineering principles is required e.g. Forces, stresses, materials selection
Experience of leading teams within a project environment would be a distinct advantage

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preferably degree qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline though not essential.
A full UK drivers licence is essential for this position as travelling between offices may be required.
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