Our client a leading international engineering organisation are looking for a Mechanical Engineer for a hands-on design-based role with a degree of team leadership.


Role description

The Mechanical Engineer can be responsible for delivering a package of work within a project. You will have frequent liaison with other disciplines in the engineering team, inspectors, sites and within the client. Mechanical engineers are the main interface between senior engineers and hands-on detail design engineers.


• Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications and requirements.

• Prepare supporting design calculations to substantiation of designs.

• Check design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team

• Actively contribute to design & safety reviews (Risk Assessments & 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 those of the client

• Prepare installation, commissioning, and operating documents

• Planning & allocation of workload to members of design team to deliver packages of work

• Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design.

• Responsible for managing the quality of the output of their team or their own deliverables.

• Responsible for adherence to internal procedures and external codes, standards, and directives.

• Possible responsibility for managing project packages that are sub-contracted to third parties.

• Creating designs that are compliant with safety regulations (e.g. CDM and CE marking).

• Ensure safety of working environment via design.

Essential skills

• Delivered nuclear waste package designs to IAEA SSR-6

• A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.

• Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. IMechE; IET; IED)

• >5 Years’ experience in the role of design in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.

• Good knowledge of detail design and detailed drawing production within a high-tech industry environment.

• Ability to working to tight deadlines & a strong team player attitude.

• Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions.

• Concept through to commissioning experience (full lifecycle).

• Good understanding of Statutory and safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.

• Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.

• Good customer/client liaison skills and good commercial awareness.

• Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.

• Knowledge of generic mechanical principle such as forces, stresses, materials selection & design principles

Desired skills

• Assisting the Senior or Nominated engineer to deliver a concept/detail design of transport package and ensuring design intent implemented at manufacturer

• Checking of Concept and Manufacturing drawings

• Production of and checking of structural calculations to recognized codes i.e. BS 2573, Eurocode, PD5500

• Production of and checking of technical documentation including operating, handling and maintenance instructions.

• Client interaction through weekly dial ins and regular face to face meetings

• Willing to travel to within the UK and internationally to attend client design meetings and to manufacturer’s site

• Worked within a manufacturing environment, design, testing and commissioning of bespoke equipment within a regulated industry.

• Production of Manufacturing drawings

• Witness testing of load and pressure testing, helium leak testing and factory acceptance testing.

• Responding to manufacturing TQ’s, concessions and repair procedures.

• Quality assurance checking of documentation material certification and quality plans.

• Knowledge of transport regulations (IAEA SSR-6) production of Package Design Safety Reports

• Appreciation of Shielding design

• Appreciation of Finite Element Analysis

• Appreciation of Criticality assessment

Olivia is a Key Account Consultant based in the South West, UK. She has 8 years experience in recruitment and account management focusing on accounts across major UK nuclear new build and development programmes.

Olivia Dean