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  • Job reference: RMS0154081

Prinicpal Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Warrington
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/05/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/05/15)
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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 Principal Mechanical Engineer will act as a senior member of the 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 principally 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.

Responsible for line management of discipline grouping of up to 75 staff.

Delivery of all design and engineering to meet the requirements of the Concept Design Review & Preliminary Design Review.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will be Responsible for managing the quality, and progress of work carried out within the project.

Definition and distribution of the scope of work to ensure that all work is executed safely, on time and at appropriate levels of quality.

Ensuring that all design work is delivered in accordance with the Project Procedures.

On behalf of the Engineering Manager carry out interviews for Senior/Lead/Design Engineers.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will have liaison with the Intelligent Customer

Develop and reinforce the safety culture

Governance of the Mechanical deliverables

Checking/Approval of documents and drawings

Regularly interacts with clients and managers of other engineering disciplines• Compliance with safety regulations (e.g. CDM and CE marking)

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will Develop cost effective technical solutions

Guiding technical solutions

Experience in the application of Safety Related Systems to mechanical design

Supporting the Engineering Manager in the communication of best practices across the design delivery team.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will have be in control of Allocation of work to resources across the designated systems to optimise the delivery of the works.

Responsibility for design delivery within projects where design budget may be up to £10M.

Approval of Engineering Design input to bids up to £2.5M.

Making Principle technical contribution for winning over £250k


Liaison with the Intelligent Customer

Develop and reinforce the safety culture

Governance of the Mechanical deliverables

Checking/Approval of documents and drawings

Regularly interacts with clients and managers of other engineering disciplines

Compliance with safety regulations (e.g. CDM and CE marking)

Develop cost effective technical solutions

Leading the team to effectively meet customer needs

Guiding technical solutions

Experience in the application of Safety Related Systems to mechanical design

Supporting the Engineering Manager in the communication of best practices across the design delivery team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree Qualified in a relevant technical / engineering discipline.
• Full Membership of a discipline specific institution (e.g. I MechE; I Structural Eng; IChemE etc).
• Registered Chartered status in discipline specific Engineering Council.

• >10 years’ experience in a senior role in the management and delivery of the design of process / materials handling plants preferably in the nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry
• High knowledge of Statutory and Safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.
• Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions.
• Management of discipline specific engineering and design teams.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Fellow of a discipline specific institution (e.g. I MechE; I Structural Eng; IChemE etc).
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