Mechanical Engineers (Design)

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  • Location

    Cumbria, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    Up to £39.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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We have an opportunity for MECHANICAL ENGINEERS with nuclear industry mechanical design experience based on the Sellafield Site in Cumbria.

Our Client Project Engineering Delivery Team provides multi-discipline project engineering support to active nuclear and non-active projects.

This covers all aspects of the project engineering stages scope, planning, concept design, detail design, manufacture, safety case, testing, safe system of work production, installation, and commissioning.

The role of MECHANICAL ENGINEER is to provide engineering expertise to enable:

The design, build, testing, development, commissioning and on-site installation of active rigs and analytical equipment to support scientific research and development work in the nuclear industry.

The modifications of existing active and non-active nuclear facilities (e.g. for infrastructure improvements, changes in process requirements etc.)

The troubleshooting / fault finding of existing nuclear equipment and plant as required.
The candidate shall have good knowledge and understanding of mechanical design in an active nuclear environment.


Accountable to the Facility Engineering Delivery Manager for allocated mechanical or multi discipline engineering projects , following the Company project delivery procedure and working with a Company Project Manager, produce scope of works, estimates for cost/schedule, and project plans for the project.

Interface with customers, key stakeholders, and contractors.

Work alongside Project / Programme managers to ensure that work is delivered to meet time, cost, quality and safety requirements.

Produce purchasing specifications, assess tender documents and select suitable contractors for project contracts, progressing the procurement process throughout contract life cycle to ensure delivery of a quality product.

Working with internal and external designers, and in accordance with the Technical Manual produce concept, preliminary, and detail designs to site and statutory regulations.

Liaising with commissioning teams, safety assessors, facilities personnel, project stakeholders and other scientific/engineering disciplines as required providing fit for purpose engineered solutions.

Where required produce working instructions, risk assessment, quality plans, commissioning sheets, and maintenance instructions in accordance with statutory and site requirements.

Work with Persons Organising Work (POWs) to prepare work packs for installation and commissioning of equipment.

Where required and with training produce CE marking, PUWER, LOLER, and/or pressure regulations assessments.

Produce handover documentation. Record and archive project and technical files in accordance with Company procedures.

Provide technical expertise and guidance on issues appropriate to their discipline.


Degree / HND in Mechanical Engineering or closely related subject and a high level of experience in mechanical engineering.

Experience working in the nuclear sector on the Sellafield site, and have a working knowledge of Sellafield Site Procedures.

Knowledge of the legislative, regulatory, quality and environmental requirements relating to engineering development projects.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to enable ideas and concepts to be clearly communicated to customers, regulators and key stakeholders.

Proven track record of problem solving and seeking solutions.


Proficient in the use of 2D or 3D CAD design packages.
Experience of producing PMPs, Design Justification Reports / Memos and attending multi-discipline HAZOP reviews.
Proven track record of working with contractors and the external goods and services supply chain.
Strong leadership qualities.
Excellent organisational and planning skills.