Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Somerset, England

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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My client is involved in one of the largest construction projects in Europe and to help successfully deliver the plant that will help power a large proportion of UK homes and businesses in the future.

We want you to join our team
Whilst this opportunity is specifically to support HPC, we're growing our offices in Gloucester and Bristol on the back of several significant opportunities in the nuclear new build and existing generation programmes. We're a professional, friendly and supportive, and can offer exciting and challenging development opportunities across a range of projects. The South West of England is a dynamic and thriving environment in which to take the next step in your career.

We're looking for people
Who have experience or transferable skills into the nuclear industry or other highly-regulated industries. If you're interested in driving your career forward, then we'd like to meet with you and discuss this exciting opportunity.

Working within our team, you will form a key part of our dynamic engineering community potentially supporting a wide range of projects and clients across the nuclear industry, primarily for customers in new build and generating reactors but also with possibilities to support teams from other offices in decommissioning, defence and on fusion reactor work.

Key responsibilities for this role include the application of Nuclear Safety Principles, supporting the site installation and delivery of mechanical engineering designs. Knowledge and skills in several of the following will be essential to be successful as part of the team:
Installation of mechanical plant and equipment
Design changes resulting from site installation
Resolution of engineering challenges/clashes/etc. during the installation phase.
Change management
Responding to Non-Conformances, Field Change Requests and Requests for Information originating from onsite contractors related to mechanical scope
Respond to mechanical engineering related issues working closely with the Site Engineering Team and on site contractors.
Manage the interface with other members of the Team, monitor KPI and general performance, tracks input data to be provided by others
Knowledge of RCC-M, NPS/NPE and/or PSSR would be benefical
Responding to Mechanical Engineering related issues for the HPC Site working closely with the Site Engineering Team and on site contractors

Typically, we would expect a Mechanical Engineer to:
Work with other members of the team, on-site contractors and stakeholders from within the customer organisation in order to reach satisfactory outcomes for each issue
Successfully lead and/or deliver tasked work whilst challenging anything that is unclear
Be proactive and have an ability to engage with stakeholders and challenge in an open, confident and clear manner
Influence customer stakeholders to ensure that the right decisions are made in the context of the work undertaken

A sound technical or engineering background with a minimum of a 2:1 in Mechanical Engineering degree and demonstrable experience, preferably in the Nuclear industry
Demonstrable ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and present complex arguments in a well-structured manner, suitable for a varied audience
Demonstrable communication skills with stakeholders both internally and externally
Awareness and understanding of the purpose of Safety Cases in the Nuclear industry
Ability to work in a team in a multidisciplinary environment, potentially in a construction site environment
Ability to think innovatively and solve complex problems
Experience of working in a safety and safety case environment within either the nuclear industry, or a similar highly regulated industry such as petrochemical or rail (preferable)
Knowledge and experience of the application of some or all of the following techniques would be beneficial: mechanical plant, rotating equipment, piping, structural steelwork, HVAC, building services
Knowledge/experience of operating in an environment with a graded approach to quality processes