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  • Job reference: RMS0116230

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Oxford
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/10/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/10/12)
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 Lead 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.

• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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

A typical path is to develop to Senior Engineer then Design Manager upon satisfactory experience, qualifications and client acceptance.
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.


If you would like to discuss this role in more details please contact Chrisy Waller on 01925 281 635 or email CV to cwaller@fircroft.com
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