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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: 1035660
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
  • Experienced in delivering fit for purpose mechanical design solutions to cost and schedule
  • Ability to break down a problem / issue into constituent parts and present options for resolution
  • Able to contribute to the production of, deliver to, and report on plans of work
  • Able to communicate both verbally and in writing with a variety of stakeholders
  • Has a working knowledge and understanding of regulations relevant to the delivery of machinery (SOMSR 2008, CDM, PUWER, LOLER etc.)
  • Is familiar with engineering drawings and standards relevant to their production e.g. BS 8888 and experience of checking
  • Can review, understand and challenge conventional engineering calculations in accordance with BS 2573 or similar standards
  • 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:
  • Ability to apply engineering judgement and make evidence and risk-based decisions
  • Experience in PED and Fluid systems
  • Experience in the production of Technical Files
  • Experience in the production and development of nuclear Safety Cases
  • Experience in the production of EO packs and supporting component Quality Requirements
  • 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