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    Discussion in 'UK jobs' started by cmstanley, Jan 17, 2012.

    1. cmstanley

      cmstanley Member

      Nov 2011
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      Good morning,

      I am currently looking to find a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join my Clients Design team. The role will be working with one of our Nuclear Clients on an on-going contract basis.

      There are 2 roles available - 1 based in Warrington (NW) and 1 based in Oxfordshire (SE) - The Oxfordshire role will require current SC/DV Clearance.

      Please see below for the Job Description.

      The rates are Market Competitive but can be negotiable.

      Please call me in the office on 0151 666 8933 or send your up-to-date CV to chriss@scantec.co.uk if you are interested in this position.

      Alternatively, if this is not for you but know someone who might be interested, please feel free to pass these details onto them.

      Kindest regards,

      Chris Stanley
      [HR][/HR] Lead Mechanical Engineer (Engineering Design)

      Description of job purpose:

      The Lead Engineer is principally a hands-on design based role with a degree of team leadership within discipline. The Lead Engineer can be responsible for delivering a package of work within a project within their discipline. Frequent liaison with other disciplines in the design team and the client would be expected. Lead engineers are the main interface between senior management and hands-on design. The Lead Mechanical Engineer reports into the Engineering Manager as line manager and the Senior Engineer on project deliverables.


      • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, primarily using AutoCAD and/or Inventor
      • Checking of design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team
      • Prepare supporting design calculations to substantiate design
      • Actively contribute to design reviews, safety reviews (Risk Assessments and HAZOP’s) from technical standpoint
      • Preparation of technical specifications in liaison with client and project team
      • 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 the needs of the client
      • Preparation of installation, commissioning and operating documents
      • Planning and allocation of workload to other members of design team within discipline in order to deliver package of work
      • Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design
      Likely attributes to character:

      • Systematic, methodical, exacting, quality driven
      • Delivery focussed mind-set when working to tight deadlines
      • Team leadership: approachable, organised, collaborative, communicative
      Future possible progression:

      A typical path is to develop to Senior Engineer then Design Manager upon satisfactory experience, qualifications and client acceptance.

      Required Qualifications:

      • Preferably degree qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline though not essential. Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant discipline e.g. Mechanical Engineering.
      • A full UK drivers licence is essential for this position as travelling between offices may be required.
      • Current SC / DV Clearance is essential for this role
      Required Experience:

      • Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position
      • Experience in nuclear is essential. It is also a requirement of the position to demonstrate experience gained in a similar position ideally from a highly regulated industry. This could be from but is not limited to Defence, Pharmaceutical or Oil & Gas
      • Technical experience could be gained from but is not limited to precision engineering, conveyer systems, remote handling systems / equipment, heavy engineering, cranes, pipes and pumps
      • Fundamental understanding of mechanical engineering principles is required e.g. Forces, stresses, materials selection
      • Experience of leading teams within a project environment would be a distinct advantage

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