Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Cumbria, England

  • Sector:

    Mechanical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    Up to £51.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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We have an excellent opportunity for a SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER to be based on the Westlakes Science Park in Cumbria - with the capabilities of leading a team and producing and undertaking / contributing towards the following tasks:

Producing Basis of Design
Contributing to HAZOP Review
Producing Design Safety Memo
Producing Design Justification Report
Production of Technical Files (knowledge of Machinery Directive)
Production of Health and Safety Files
Liaising with Client Capability Departments
Engaging and managing specialist mechanical handling contractors
Outline Installation Method Statements
Checking of Mechanical design deliverables (drawings/documents) associated to the tasks to an appropriate level
Estimate packs for all of the above in line with procurement strategy
Reporting against schedule and cost to the Client Mechanical lead
Operation and Maintenance Manuals
Undertake plant surveys
Interpret plant survey data
Production of Technical Note for Records

Significant Mechanical handling experience SL SQEP Level 3
Beta Gamma Remote Handling experience SL SQEP Level 2
Nuclear Packages experience SL SQEP Level 2
Experience of design delivery in a highly regulated industry with mechanical handling experience.
Experience of design delivery using SL Management System.
Knowledge of Design Change Control (SQEP/SL training to D03760 Design Change)
Familiarity with Cimage, registration of drawings and SL procedures and processes (SLMS)
Qualified (SQEP and SL training to D03770 Check & Approve Work) to check drawings and technical documents
Knowledge of Design fundamentals PUWER, CDM, IRR, LOLER
Qualified (SQEP) to produce and check mechanical strength & stability calculations
Proactive approach, team player and ownership of the task


Nuclear Safety
Working Collaboratively
Holding Self and Others to Account
Managing Suppliers and Contractors

Classified/monitored worker (preferable)
P1 / P4 pass holder
Competent to provide oversight to Designers in AutoCAD and 3D modelling