Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £44.00 - £48.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Craig Mean

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

  • Expiry date:


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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our nuclear biased client based in Warrington. This is a long term contract, please see further details below

Project Title
Thorp Evaporative Capacity

Project Description
A design team has been set up to modify an existing evaporator cell (currently two phase to be turned into a single phase evaporator cell) to take over from MASFE 2 at the end of its operational life.

The overall programme of work is multidiscipline and heavily time constrained. The mechanical scope includes: sub change rooms shielding In cell cooling steam float trap replacement in cell piping and ductwork mods (in a high radiation and heat environment) tube and vessel repairs active tie ins and isolations.

Job Description / Role
A Senior Mechanical Engineer experienced of working within a mechanical design team core tasks including:

Interfacing with other disciplines (process, CE&I, CS&A) and Thorp Plant personnel

Produce and check design deliverables including:
*Calculations including Caesar II pipe stress analysis software
*CDM risk assessments
*Preliminary installation method statements
*Technical Note for Records
*Contribution to SDDR, MDDR and HAZOP reviews

Essential Experience / Personal Characteristics
*Self-starting and driven assisting the Principal Mechanical Engineer to take ownership of the mechanical piping and vessel work scope and capable of driving progress of the mechanical team (and supporting personnel) against the program
*Comfortable working under time and cost constraints
*Experience of design delivery in a highly regulated industry
*Experience of design delivery using SL Management System.
*Familiarity with Cimage, registration of drawings and SL procedures and processes (SLMS) an advantage
*Fully conversant SL piping design processes
*Must be fully conversant with ASME/ANSI B31.3 Piping Design Code
*Extensive experienced working with PD 5500 Pressure Vessel Design Code.
*Experience in the use of Caesar II pipe stress analysis software
*Experience in selecting pipe support types and pipe support design
*Experience working with a PDMS modelling teams conversant with Navisworks
*Experienced in and have a good working knowledge of valve selection and specification.
*Experience of the CDM regulations
*A sound knowledge of Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000.
*Design fundamentals PUWER, CDM, IRR, LOLER etc

Security Clearance
SC desirable

Design Tools / Software
Word, Excel, Project, Caesar, PDMS, Navisworks