Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location

    Moor Row, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £35.00 - £37.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months Initially

  • Expiry date:


We have an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our client based in Cumbria (Westlakes Science Park). Please details below for more information.

Brief Job Description
Provide cost/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
- Design Justification Reports

Identify or respond to task variations through formal change control.
Take responsibility for delivery of multi-discipline work package to programme, budget and required quality.

Able to manage several teams of Designers and Engineers and 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.

Brief Person Specification
Preferably degree qualified (HNC Minimum) with significant relevant technical experience. Preferably, will have recent nuclear experience.

Preferably a Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership, with a realist chance of achieving it. This has particular relevance for staff candidates.

Good interpersonal skills would be a distinct advantage as the candidate will be expected to support and mentor apprentice and junior team members,

Has experience of producing mechanical design deliverables for Mechanical Handling Equipment, Special Purpose Machinery, Lifting Equipment etc