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  • Job reference: RMS0131680

Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Harwell
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/05/2014
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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:
As a senior member of the Mechanical Engineering Design Management Team, you will manage multi-discipline engineering resources to ensure design delivery to projects and adherence to design processes and standards.

The Principal Engineer is a design delivery role from a technical perspective working across a multi-disciplined design team. The Principal Engineer is usually responsible for delivering the design within their own discipline with frequent liaison / management of engineers within the design team from other disciplines. The Principal Engineer also provides technical guidance and imparts knowledge to Senior Engineers, Lead Engineers, Design engineers, Graduates and Designers.

• Ensure work areas and designs are Safe (SHE)
• Act as Senior Design professional in Mechanical Discipline
• Resource Management and Line Management within discipline group
• Support team in winning new business
• Oversee design delivery for selected projects
• Radiological Protection
• Responsible for line management of discipline grouping of up to 100 staff
• Responsibility for design delivery within projects
• Approval of Engineering Design input to bids up to £10M

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree qualified in a relevant technical / engineering discipline
• Chartered Engineer status or nearing chartership
• Membership to appropriate institutions is preferred e.g. CIBSE, MIMechE.
• Demonstrable competence gained at a Senior Engineer position.
• Experience in the nuclear sector or from a highly regulated industry. This could be from but is not limited to the Defence, Pharmaceutical or Oil & Gas sectors
• 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 incell piping or grout plant delivery would be a distinct advantage
• Experience and/or ability of leading a technical team within a professional project delivery environment are necessary for this position
• Experience is bid preparation would be preferred although this is not essential
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