Senior Mechanical Engineer

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  • Location

    Whitehaven, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Mechanical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £33.96 - £39.62 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER - Westlakes Science Park, Cumbria based

This role is primarily for design for decommissioning of alpha contaminated duct work

The successful candidate shall also be expected to work flexibly on other projects as the need arises within the office.

The candidate shall hold SC security clearance and preferably be a monitored nuclear worker.


Alpha decommissioning, design of temporary radiological containments, nuclear waste packaging and processing, temporary works and design for CDM, mechanical handling.

It would be an advantage to be proficient in both Autocad and Inventor, although drafting will largely be done by others.

The role may be offered as a staff position to a suitable candidate.

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

Working knowledge and experience in applying relevant EH and S issues as required by legislation

Has presented at Designers Risk Assessments and Design Reviews and ideally at HAZOP studies

Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Inventor
Good knowledge of fabrication techniques.
Good knowledge of achievable manufacturing accuracy, Ideally with 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