Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Moor Row, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £30.00 - £33.96 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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We have an excellent opportunity for a MECHANICAL ENGINEER based on the Westlakes Science Park.


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 candidate shall ideally 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.


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.