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  • Job reference: RMS0153304

Lead Mechanical engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Westlakes
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/03/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/05/15)
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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
•Systematic, methodical, exacting, quality driven
•Delivery focussed mindset when working to tight deadlines
•Team leadership: approachable, organised, collaborative, communicative
A typical path is to develop to Senior Engineer then Design Manager upon satisfactory experience, qualifications and client acceptance.
The company encourages CPD. There is a structured approach for employees to gain either Chartered or Incorporated status. Other accreditations can be supported also. The principle adopted is that professional development is intended to improve the effectiveness of the individual’s ability to do their job.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Preferably degree qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline though not essential. Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant discipline e.g. Mechanical Engineering. A full UK drivers licence is essential for this position as travelling between offices may be required.

•Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position
•Experience in nuclear is preferred but not essential. It is 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, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Water or Food
•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
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