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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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

Posted 17 days ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 08 August 2021
  • Job Ref: 1036746
Project Description:
The Spent Fuel Consolidation (SFC) Programme exists in order to ensure the continued transfers of materials to Sellafield from Dounreay

About The Role:
  • This is a key enabler to allow Dounreay to reach its Interim End State and a key factor in determining the long-term security arrangements for the Dounreay site.
  • A holistic long-term strategy is required for the storage of three fuel streams, including dry or wet storage options, in line with the National Programme transfer dates / strategic tolerance.
  • The study is required to provide the necessary logistical, technical and financial underpinning to allow SFM/SL to make informed decisions on the best approach in time to allow physical works to be implemented.
  • Short term assignment to assist current project team with peak work load.
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer with good SL experience of mechanical handling/fuel transfer techniques and nuclear package design.
  • Main role will be to assist the Lead Mechanical Engineer in the development and preparation of fuel handling process diagrams/MHDs, tooling requirements, cask design review and engagement with suppliers, and assessment of long-term storage of fuel in transport flasks.
Essential Experience & Qualifications:
  • Higher education qualification/degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience of innovative ideas and front end design/study work showing creativity and fit for purpose solutions.
  • 5-10 year’s experience in roles where engineering knowledge was a key attribute.
  • Security Clearance Requirements Preferred - Currently holds P1/P4 pass and SC Clearance.
  • Radiological Status Requirements N/A
  • Design Tools experience MS Office applications