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Senior Mechanical Engineer


Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK

Salary: Competitive

Security clearance: SC

Company Profile


Our client is a leading international engineering, project management and services provider to the highly regulated nuclear, defence, oil & gas and science & research industries.


Our client are currently recruiting to deliver their live projects and future projects in the following areas:


  • Hinckley Point C primary coolant analysis systems.
  • Process plants for nuclear applications.
  • Nuclear mechanical handling solutions.
  • ITER & DEMO fusion reactor support.
  • Nuclear reactor decommissioning (Dragon etc.).
  • European Spallation Source (ESS) support.
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (Chalk River) facility design support.
  • Support to MOD in various areas and projects.


    Job Description

    Our client are looking to recruit a permanent Senior Mechanical Engineer with a passion for engineering to join their growing skilled team in their Harwell Office.

    The Senior Mechanical Engineer is principally a design management based role with a significant degree of team leadership and management.

    The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for delivering a significant package of work or a complete project. You will have experience in managing multidiscipline teams of engineers within a project environment.

    Senior engineers will be responsible for checking and approval of design deliverable as well as ensuring that designs meet codes and legislation. Safety in design is our client’s highest priority and the Senior Engineer is a fundamental role in us achieving this.

    Senior Mechanical Engineers are expected to be in the middle of their career development having gained significant experience in delivery of full lifecycle engineering projects.

    Senior engineers are the driving force of client capability bringing the leadership to their projects ensuring they deliver them to meet end-user expectations. Most Senior Engineer career paths will follow either project delivery roles or specialist roles, both of which are important to our client.

    Key responsibilities of a Senior Mechanical Engineer:

  • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications and requirements.
  • Prepare, check or approve supporting design calculations and design reports to substantiation of designs.
  • Actively contribute to design & safety reviews (Risk Assessments & HAZOP’s) from technical standpoint.
  • Preparation of technical specifications in liaison with client and project team.
  • Deliver project deliverables to schedule and budget.
  • Produce design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works, method statements, risk assessments, technical files and other technical documentation to comply with design standards, safety legislation/regulatory requirements and those of the end-user.
  • Carry out design reviews on work packages under your control, ensure solutions meet requirements.
  • Prepare installation, commissioning and operating documents.
  • Manage requirements relating to project scope of work.
  • Planning & allocation of work packages to members of design team in order to deliver packages of work.
  • Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design.
  • Responsible for managing the quality of the output of their team or their own deliverables.
  • Responsible for adherence to internal procedures and external codes, standards and directives.
  • Managing project packages that are sub-contracted to third parties.
  • Creating designs that are compliant with safety regulations (e.g. CDM and CE marking).
  • Ensure safety of working environment via design.

    Position of the Senior Engineer within the organisation:

  • Reporting to the project Nominated Engineer, Principal Engineers and chief engineers and project manager.
  • Managing multidiscipline team of engineers.
  • Interaction with engineers of other disciplines, both internal and external
  • Supervises support staff in delivery of work packages.

    Required Experience & Qualifications


  • A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
  • Membership of a relevant Institution (e.g. IMechE; IET; IED).
  • 10+ Years’ experience in the role of design in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
  • Experience in design for manufacture.
  • Good knowledge of detail design and detailed drawing production within a high tech industry environment.
  • Experience of leading teams within a project environment and the management of medium sized design teams in the delivery of scheme and detail design packages.
  • Ability to working to tight deadlines & a strong team player attitude.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions.
  • Concept through to commissioning experience (full lifecycle).
  • Good understanding of Statutory and safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.
  • Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer/client liaison skills and good commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.
  • Good understanding of mechanical principle such as forces, stresses, materials selection & design principles.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organisation in a clear and concise manner.
  • Good methodical and accurate approach to problem solving.


  • MSc in a relevant mechanical subject.
  • Expertise in the nuclear industry.
  • Design for manufacture expertise.
  • Inspection, Installation, Commissioning experience.
  • Good understanding of Inventor & AutoCAD or general 3D design.
  • Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design.
  • Engineering analysis using ANSYS.
  • Knowledge of piping engineering.
  • Knowledge of waste transport packaging.
  • Seismic analysis knowledge
  • JET/ITER/DEMO knowledge.
  • Large science facility engineering knowledge.
  • Remote handling and robotics knowledge.
  • Shielding design knowledge.
  • Human Factors knowledge.
  • Experience in manufacture and design of piping and skid projects.
  • Glovebox design and manufacture.
  • Strong knowledge and high standards in drafting and drawing checking.
  • Full UK driving licence.

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