Senior Responsible Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

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    Mechanical Engineering

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    Dameon Hulse

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Job Purpose

UCP subject matter expert with accountability for mechanical integrity and regulatory compliance across the facility.

Solve complex problems to optimise equipment availability and continually improve plant performance.

Provide discipline engineering leadership to the Operating and Engineering Teams.

Provide oversight for containment integrity, plant performance, maintenance delivery and safe systems of work.

Implement and strive to improve UCP's Asset Management System to meet regulatory and business requirements.

Key Accountabilities

Health, Safety, Environment & Security - Comply with all legislative, regulatory and company standards and procedures that are applicable to the role. Key areas include Major Accident Protection Policy (MAPP) implementation and ensuring that all Nuclear Site Licence (NSL) conditions are met.

Team Performance - Develop a strong sense of teamwork, leading by example to promote excellent safety and delivery performance. Provide vision, motivation and leadership to the team by exhibiting energy and strategic vision along with problem solving.

Technical Specialist -

  • Responsible Mechanical Engineer.
  • Contract Management
  • Change Management Leader
  • Process Safety Support
  • Incident Investigation support
  • Emergency Response support
  • Provide coaching and advice for supervisors and technicians

Asset Management Performance - Implement a programme of routine maintenance to deliver high levels of plant reliability / availability, and compliance with all statutory regulations applicable to a high-hazard chemical and nuclear licensed facility. Define, monitor and evaluate KPIs and continually drive improvements to the process whilst meeting the requirements of ISO55001.

Cost Control - Exercise judgement in the commercial arena to ensure strong contractual leadership and value for money for key stakeholders. Liaise with contractors and suppliers to ensure the cost effective provision of services and equipment.

Plant Shutdown Management - Define shutdown scope in line with established maintenance strategy. Lead planning team to plan all shutdown activities, deliver the project schedule, and procure all necessary resources. Analyse all reports and metrics to drive progress during shutdown execution phase. Deliver shutdowns on time, within budget, and with first-rate safety performance. Continually drive improvement year on year to reduce the impact planned shutdowns have on TMF OEE (availability).

Experience needed

Extensive knowledge of engineering standards and change management procedures.

Ability to prioritise workloads effectively to meet challenging targets.

Familiar and well-practised in the use of safety management techniques.

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of relevant security, health, safety, environmental and regulatory requirements.

Strong problem solving/trouble-shooting skills across the full engineering spectrum, including the ability to source technical expertise where necessary.

Outstanding verbal, written and presentational skills in order to communicate effectively both inside and outside the Company.

Extensive knowledge of the design, operation and maintenance of critical mechanical equipment.

Vocational Qualifications

Chartered Mechanical Engineer - Essential

Recognised safety management qualification - Desirable