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  • Job reference: RMS0160673

Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Oxford
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/10/2015
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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 Mechanical 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.

This post will, at least initially, be in support of the flasks and transport containers team.

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

The Lead Mechanical Engineer will 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

The Lead Mechanical Engineer will 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

Assist Senior engineers in the development of designs of transport containers

Provide design data and analysis to the Containers approvals manager that allow licencing applications to be made.

The Lead Mechanical Engineer will Carry out inspection and surveys of existing hardware at operators premises to inform maintenance requirements.

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

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

The Lead Mechanical Engineer will ideally have Experience in nuclear. 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.

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
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