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  • Job reference: RMS0173530

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/01/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (28/02/17)
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:
**Please note that candidates with SC clearance will be highly preferred**

Senior Mechanical Engineer Role overview:

To deliver customer requirements for engineering design / nuclear engineering in terms of cost, programme and quality through the management of a small team of engineers working either on a project or projects principally associated with their engineering discipline

Key responsibilities as a Senior Mechanical Engineer...

Set design standards and parameters
Responsible for Conceptual, Scheme and Detail design, several design schemes, approval of calculations, or the checking of one off (bespoke) calculations
Lead production of design to meet cost, quality and safety requirements
Produce cost estimate, resource plan and project programme
Carry out assessments as a Technical Professional to give independent advice
Ensuring product meets customer requirements and specifications
Ensure any variations to the work are identified and agreed
Maintaining and improving customer relations to develop business opportunities
Review sub-contractors work and performance
Lead of design reviews, safety reviews (risk assessments/ HAZOP's) from technical standpoint within discipline
Ensure quality and delivery of 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
Management of installation, commissioning and operating documents
Allocation of work to other members of team in order to ensure delivery of design to quality, time and budget Selection, strategy and management of work to sub-contractors
Site visits and site surveys

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree qualified in a relevant technical / engineering discipline
Chartered Engineer and candidates nearing chartership are preferred
Membership to appropriate institutions is preferred e.g. CIBSE, MIMechE
Minimum 5 years' experience in the Nuclear industry
Demonstrable competence in a design/delivery position within a project based environment
Understanding of design requirements to support nuclear safety cases
Experience of managing sub-contracts
Knowledge of safety regulations including CDM
Experience of checking design documentation including drawings and supporting calculations
Experience in the preparation of tender documentation. Experience in the preparation of design estimates, resource plans and programmes
Experience and/or ability of leading a technical team within a professional project delivery environment
Organisation & Collaborations skills
Demonstrable expertise in working to tight deadlines
Quality & service driven attitude
High level of commercial awaren

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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