Our client a leading international engineering company are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer on a permanent basis in the South East.

Role description

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is principally a design management based role with a significant degree of team leadership and management. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for delivering a significant package of work or a complete project. You will have experience in managing multi-discipline teams of engineers within a project environment. Senior engineers will be responsible for checking and approval of design deliverable as well as ensuring that designs meet codes and legislation.


  • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications and requirements.
  • Prepare, check or approve supporting design calculations and design reports to substantiation of designs.
  • Actively contribute to design & safety reviews (Risk Assessments & HAZOP’s) from technical standpoint.
  • Preparation of technical specifications in liaison with client and project team.
  • Deliver project deliverables to schedule and budget.
  • 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
  • Carry out design reviews on work packages under your control, ensure solutions meet requirements.
  • Prepare installation, commissioning and operating documents.
  • Manage requirements relating to project scope of work.
  • Planning & allocation of work packages to members of design team in order 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.
  • 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

  • A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
  • Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. IMechE; IET; IED)
  • 10+ Years’ experience in the role of design in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
  • Experience in design for manufacture.
  • Good knowledge of detail design and detailed drawing production within a high tech industry environment.
  • Experience of leading teams within a project environment and the management of medium sized design teams in the delivery of scheme and detail design packages.
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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