Back to Job Search

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Location: Warrington
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email: elamb@nrl.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 20 May 2021
  • Job Ref: 1035661
NRL are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to work on a contract basis at Birchwood Park in Warrington. The Senior Engineer manages the delivery of engineering and technical activities, through the application of process, domain knowledge and experience.

Job Purpose:
At this level; an experienced engineer, high level of developed knowledge in a specialist subject area, resolves specific technical issues and problems, compiles technical reports and accompanying presentations, provides, reviews and adheres to specifications in accordance with stakeholder requirements. Coaches, mentors and assists others on matters pertaining to their own discipline, developing business awareness, builds strong working relationships with stakeholders, works independently with limited technical direction or as part of a small team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • This is the level for an experienced engineer working with a high level of developed knowledge in a specialist subject area; the role is directly accountable for designs, developments and determines solutions to problems and issues within a specialist subject area.
  • Able to work on a range of engineering problems involving high levels of complexity & uncertainty.
  • Provides help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.
  • The role must be fully aware of and adhere to Health & Safety standards and be fully familiar with all authorised documentation, Good Practice Guides and ISO standards.
  • Promote effective co-operation across Engineering and other functional teams
  • Assist in effective management of the customer, including liaison and relationship development with existing and new customers, to aid the development of business, resolution of technical and delivery issues, and such that the customer is fully briefed and informed of progress
  • Ensure procedures, codes and standards are correctly identified and applied to engineering and technical activities
  • Ensure procedures, codes and standards are correctly identified and applied to engineering and technical activities.
  • Contribute to Project Safety Assessment process
  • Ensure task and project risks are communicated and managed appropriately
  • Produce, review and approve calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design basis documentation and technical reports as assigned
  • Assessing the implications of changes, concessions and queries
  • Maintaining the engineering configuration, ensuring the overall design intent and integrity is maintained throughout design lifecycle
  • Evaluate technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions, including process improvements
  • Provide support to the Project Manager for the planning, control and delivery of tasks and projects
  • Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority
  • Act as Technical Authority or Engineering Lead when authorised to do so.
  • Ensure application of highest standards for health and safety in immediate area of responsibility and ensure all team members across engineering co-operate with respect to company standards about matters on health, safety and environment, ethics and behaviours
  • Keep up to date in relevant technical areas and develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide effective delivery. Maintain knowledge of Industry best practice, promote a culture of engineering best practice, support in driving cultural development and change
  • Contribute to learning from experience (LfE). requirement, during and post project
  • Support business development opportunities
  • Exercise care for own health and safety and that of others as defined by Health and Safety legislation, adhere to endorsed Company policy, procedures and delegations (e.g. Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance & Development Reviews and Finance etc.) Ensure application of highest standards for health and safety in immediate area of responsibility and ensure individual co-operation with respect to company standards about matters on health, safety and environment, ethics and behaviours
  • Support the business winning process through input into or review of tender requirements, including estimates
Experience
Essential:
  • CEng/IEng status
  • Experience in leading/managing packages of design work through lifecycle
  • Experience in planning/managing work scope and deliverables, including reporting progress
  • Experience in detail design for manufacture and manufacturing/fabrication knowledge
  • Experience of creating manufacturing specifications and supporting manufacturing queries/issues
  • Experience with 3D (beneficial) and 2D CAD drawings including checking experience and knowledge of GD&T
  • Ability to deliver scoping calculations, including checking/reviewing experience
  • Has a working knowledge and understanding of regulations relevant to the delivery of machinery (SOMSR 2008, CDM, PUWER, LOLER etc.)
  • Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience
  • Experience in working collaboratively in multi-discipline teams to deliver activities on a range of project types
  • Demonstrable experience in covering a variety of tasks across a range of complexities
  • Good communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines
Desirable:
  • Familiar with SL documentation/procedures for delivering detail design
  • Familiar with shielding and containment principles and the development of seals and sealing solutions
  • Experience in production and checking of design substantiation and Safety Cases
  • Ability to support and previous experience of works testing
  • Member of relevant institute or significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council
  • Experience in managing engineering scope for Projects from concept design to full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
Qualifications
  • Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience