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  • Job reference: RMS0090409

Mechanical Designer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Risley
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/10/2011
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (22/10/11)
This vacancy has now expired.
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 Mechanical Designer is fundamentally a hands-on AutoCAD draughting based role. Mechanical Designers are responsible for maintaining and developing the engineers’ designs as working drawings and ensuring design standards and codes are adhered to throughout the design process.

• Design draughting to meet technical specifications, drawing standards and codes primarily using AutoCAD and/or Inventor
• Development of designs to fit within space envelope and design interfaces
• Preparation of manufacturing and installation drawings including detailing, dimensioning and tolerances
• Recording design changes following design change control procedures
• Liaison with Document Controllers and Design Engineers

Development can be to Design Engineer upon satisfactory experience and qualifications however the Mechanical Designer can be a career choice. Preferably HNC qualified in a technical/engineering discipline though not essential. Minimum ONC or equivalent qualification gained in a relevant technical, engineering or design discipline. 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
• Good understanding of generic mechanical principles is preferred e.g. forces, stresses, materials selection and design principles
• Experience gained in the nuclear industry is essential
• 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
• Experience of in-cell radiological design would be a distinct advantage
• Experience gained in the design of cranes, bogies, shield doors, skips for nuclear based applications

The successful candidate will possess a minimum HNC or equivalent although suitable and relevant experience in this role may be taken in lieu of formal qualifications. The candidate will have sufficient experience of CAD design on a major design project.
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