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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    £35.00 - £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months +

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  • Client:

    Morson Talent

We have an opportunity for a SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER working within the Nuclear Industry - based either at Sellafield in Cumbria or Warrington.


The Engineering Design Team require further design resource over the next 12 months to deliver a new and exciting programme of work as part of the government funded Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP)

The Engineering Design Team provides engineering design support across the Company and in the wider nuclear industry. We cover all aspects of engineering design such as optioneering studies, concept design, detail design, manufacturing, testing and installation.

Our expertise includes the supply of active research and development rigs and analytical equipment, and the modification of existing nuclear process plant.


The role of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer is to provide engineering and scientific support to 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 innovative development of engineered solutions from concept through to installation on active plants.

Liaising with safety assessors, facilities personnel, project stakeholders and other scientific and engineering disciplines as required to provide fit for purpose engineered solutions.

The supervision of small engineering teams to deliver engineering work packages.

Undertaking calculations to support and underpin the design and authoring technical reports and design memos.

Undertake the checking of engineering work performed by others.

Provide technical advice and guidance on issues appropriate to their working area.

Comply with all legislative, regulatory and company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security etc. applicable to the role.

Liaise with project managers to ensure that work is delivered to meet time, cost, quality and safety requirements.

Demonstrable experience in dealing with supply chain, from scoping requirements and authoring procurement specification through to overseeing contract delivery as necessary.

Initiation and progression of the procurement process, including liaison with suppliers and manufacturers, through delivery and inspection.

Requirement to travel is expected, between Company locations and customer locations.



Degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related subject and a relevant level of experience.

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

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, such that difficult concepts can be conveyed clearly and concisely to customers, regulators and key stakeholders.

Evidence of problem solving and seeking solutions.


Chartered Engineer
Good knowledge of nuclear industry and plant operations.
Competency in Inventor, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT desired with the ability and flexibility to undertake own CAD work if necessary.
Strong and supportive team player.
Self motivated, high energy contributor.
Questioning attitude.
Good organisational and planning skills.

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