Senior Mechanical Engineer - SC - Newbury

Morson International are working with a key client in the Nuclear Sector who have a current requirement for a Senior Mechanical Engineer on a contract basis. This role will be located at our client's site operation in Newbury and a competitive hourly rate is on offer to a suitably qualified and experienced candidate. Usual hours per week: 37.

Typical Duties

  • Provide cost/timescale information and progress reporting to project lead.
  • Provide design solutions for the nuclear industry through 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 work packages 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.
  • Ideally will have a working knowledge of Inventor and AutoCAD.
  • Has a good knowledge of fabrication techniques.
  • Has a good knowledge of achievable manufacturing accuracy,
  • Ideally will have some 'hands on' experience.
  • Knowledge of Geometric tolerancing, weld symbols, limits and fits, surface finish.
  • Working knowledge of commonly used materials and standards.
  • Working knowledge of decommissioning projects.
  • Has a knowledge of ventilation systems.


  • Degree qualified or equivalent.
  • Must have decommissioning experience and design experience of producing mechanical design deliverables for Mechanical Handling Equipment, Special Purpose Machinery, Lifting Equipment etc, ideally within a nuclear environment.
  • Able to travel and work at customer's sites and locations.

Dut to the nature of this assignment, candidates must hold a current SC Security Clearance