Mechanical Engineer and Senior Mechanical Engineer

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    Whitehaven, Cumbria

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    Lorraine Ryan

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    5 months ago

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We are looking for a MECHANICAL ENGINEER and SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER to be based on the Westlakes Science Park in Cumbria.

SC Security Clearance

The successful Candidates will report to the Mechanical Head of Discipline or Project Lead and will:

Carry out designs of a variety of Mechanical Engineering solutions.

This can range from optioneering studies for moving radiological equipment, detail engineering of mechanical equipment, plant layout and specification of package plant equipment.

Work with and assist other Senior Mechanical and Electrical Engineers together with other members of a multi-discipline design team.

Produce estimates and programmes for input to projects.
Liaise with clients and other design disciplines, attending internal and external meetings.

Produce briefs, specifications, and take a role in the review and checking of design drawings

Undertaking survey work.

Write technical reports and produce detailed calculations.


Bachelor Degree or equivalent

C Eng / MI Mech E / (Senior)
Minimum 10 years experience (Senior)
5 Years (Engineer) and relevant post-graduate engineering experience

15 Years (Senior) or 10 years (Engineer) experience of Mechanical Engineering and Design in the Nuclear, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical or Process Industries

A detailed understanding of associated legal and legislative requirements.

Working knowledge of Nuclear Containment.

Knowledge and experience of UK regulations is essential

Working knowledge of Autodesk Products (Autocad, Inventor, RECAP) plus other 3D systems (Navisworks, PDMS)

Stress modelling experience would be an advantage.

An appreciation of quality assurance and business management.

Good verbal and communication skills.

An inquiring approach with a desire to explore innovative ideas whilst still understanding the need for a good commercial balance

Must be of smart appearance with a professional attitude and enthusiastic

Being able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Good report writing skills, with good overall MS Office experience.

Available to travel short term in UK.