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Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/12/2012
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The Company:
Leading Nuclear Decommissioning Consultancy with offices throughout the UK. They are a major supplier to the nuclear industry working on a variety of projects for different sites.

The Role:
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer your main duties will involve:
• Provision of technical guidance (within the relevant design discipline) for all design work in accordance with project design procedures
• Leadership and Management of the engineering resources to deliver technical and engineering solutions that robustly support the development of the plant Safety and Environmental Case to meet UK legal and nuclear Site licence requirements
• Effective utilisation of mechanical design resources required to support the Project Mangers in meeting their Project programme work packages and provide reporting information to the Project Manager
• Engineering design governance to ensure that the engineering designs generated through internal and subcontract agencies will transition through the appropriate project gate efficiently
• Ensure appropriate engineering standards are used and that engineering solutions are fit for purpose and achievable
• Implementation of appropriate functional engineering reviews and Designers Risk Assessments including engagement of Design Capability Experts to advise and guide the development of engineering solutions
• Management of teams of Mechanical Senior Engineers / Engineers / Designers and checking and approval of Mechanical deliverables
• Responsible for Checking and approval of design calculations

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer you will have:
- HNC Minimum
- Working experience in D&E Bid preparation including approvals
- Ablility to take responsibility for delivery of mechanical work package to programme, budget and required quality
- The Knowledge, skill and experience to develop 'ideas' into conceptual engineering designs from 1st principals

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer you will preferably have:
- Ideally, degree qualified or equivalent with extensive relevant technical experience and preferably chartered status
- Ideally, significant nuclear experience or experience of producing mechanical design deliverables for Mechanical Handling Equipment, Special Purpose Machinery, Lifting Equipment etc
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