Mechanical Engineer

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  • Location

    Moor Row, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30.00 - £33.96 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months plus

  • Expiry date:


We have an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer based at Westlakes, Cumbria for initially a 12 months contract with a view of being extended

Role Profile
This role is primarily for design for decommissioning of alpha contaminated duct work on a legacy SL plant. The successful candidate shall also be expected to work flexibly on other projects as the need arises within the office. The work location shall be Westlakes Science Park. The candidate shall hold SC security clearance and preferably be a monitored nuclear worker. Although the initial contract is nominally one year, it is anticipated that a suitable role holder will be required for longer than this and will move on to other projects when no longer needed on the initial project.
The following experience is preferable but not essential alpha decommissioning, design of temporary radiological containments, nuclear waste packaging and processing, temporary works and design for CDM, mechanical handling. The role may be offered as a staff position to a suitable candidate.
Brief Job Description
Provide timescale information and progress reporting.
Provide design solutions for the nuclear industry and coordinate the production of:

- Design Schemes
- Design Proposal Drawings
- Detail Drawings
- General Assemblies
- Functional Specifications/ Functional Requirements Documents
- Technical Reports and Studies

Identify or respond to task variations through formal change control.
Delivery of mechanical work package to programme, budget and required quality.

Able undertake checking of Mechanical deliverables.
Have working knowledge and experience in applying relevant EH&S issues as required by legislation (and applicable Directives).
Has presented at Designers Risk Assessments / Design Reviews and ideally at HAZOP studies.
Has working knowledge of AutoCAD and Inventor
Has a good knowledge of fabrication techniques.
Has a good knowledge of achievable manufacturing accuracy,
Ideally will have some hands on experience.
Good knowledge of Geometric tolerancing, weld symbols, limits and fits, surface finish.
Good working knowledge of commonly used materials and standards.

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