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Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Warrington
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/08/2015
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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.

The Lead Mechanical Engineer will be involved with:
- 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
- The Lead Mechanical Engineer will be involved with the 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
- The Lead Mechanical Engineer will be involved in the 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:
- 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.
- The candidates need to come from a nuclear background

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
- Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position
- 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
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