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Principal Mechanical Engineer

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    Power & Nuclear

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    Market related

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    Max Wilkinson

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Max Wilkinson

Principal Mechanical Engineer

£45-£55 an hour - negotiable

Inside ir 35


Job Description:

Support the Mechanical Discipline Lead Engineer with assurance activities within detail design delivery including preparing for and chairing System Assist and Readiness Reviews, reviewing design packages prior to issue for review with the Employer, help in assessing comments and ensuring the lessons learnt are fed-back and used by the project’s engineers and designers.

Extend and adopt a pragmatic approach across the Area Teams to the mechanical engineering detail design, standardisation of designs, consistency and quality in the deliverables and the extension into purchasing of the plant and equipment.

Support Area Lead Engineers in mechanical delivery and vendor support to packages of work, liaise with the Construction and Commissioning teams to ensure correct installation and set to work.

To provide advice and guidance to the Area Team’s Mechanical Lead Engineers on application and compliance with relevant legal requirements, client standards, European and British Standards, non-European standards and project procedures.

To coordinate the production of common discipline Technical Specifications across all areas and to liaise with the client Intelligent Customer (IC) to ensure the design aligns with the project’s “Fit for Purpose” design philosophy and the ICs’ expectations.


Experience & Qualifications:

  • Have 15yrs (preferable) demonstrable experience in delivering in a similar role/environment, with recent relevant exposure to work in the nuclear industry.
  • Demonstrable experience in the leadership and direction of others to deliver engineering.
  • Ability to coordinate and carry out competency assessment of engineers and designers.
  • A self-starter with good communication, analytical and team working skills.
  • Experience in the checking and approval of engineering design deliverables, i.e. technical specifications and reports.
  • Hold a minimum HND or equivalent.
  • Ideally will hold a Degree and be a Chartered Engineer, or have 20 years’ experience in the field.


If interested please apply with an updated cv and I will be calling all candidates back in the next couple of days