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Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Chorley

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear & Utilities

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Leo Taylor

  • Contact email:

    LeoT@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8929

  • Job ref:

    082461

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-30

  • Start date:

    2019-05-02

Lead Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear

As the result of being awarded a high value project, an opportunity has arisen for a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join a leading client providing bespoke technical and engineering solutions to the nuclear industry. 

From Nuclear engineering and design to decommissioning and M&E services our client has a strong track record of effective delivery. Ranging from small tasks to large scale multi agency projects our client has the experience and skills to deliver innovative, yet practical solutions into the most highly regulated industries.

The Lead Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the delivery of a waste retrieval system which involved large cast iron containers, pneumatic conveying, moving waste through the retrieval lines carrying radiological debris to other containers, some flushing systems, valves, control gear, level sensors. Project scope is quite broad and would suit someone with a broad mechanical background who is able to understand the connection between the mechanical elements of the project and how that relates to the Electrical elements.

Nearing completion of design, will follow through to manufacture so the successful applicant will be dealing with the technical queries and then the contracted to do the FAT’s in the North West. You would be responsible for writing the test documents, overseeing technical queries, resolving technical challenges and guiding the existing team in response to technical queries.


 The Lead Mechanical Engineers responsibilities will include but are not limited to:


  • Mentoring Junior Engineers
  • Leading a team of designer and engineers.
  • Responding to client or colleague enquiry and take necessary action to develop an effective engineering
  • underpinning design calculations and analytical assessments
  • Undertaking engineering options studies and develop design solutions
  • Preparing engineering documentation to support design review and hazard assessments
  • Preparation of design substantiation, justification reports or other engineering documentation including FATS
  • Produce engineering drawings or other design related documentation
  • Develop prepare and present engineering solutions



The ideal candidate:
  • Relevant Engineering degree
  • Eligible to obtain security clearance
  • 5+ years design and leadership experience with a highly regulated industry


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