Lead Mechanical Engineer

08 Apr 2017
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role:
Main purpose of the role:

The Lead Engineer is principally a hands-on design based role with a degree of team leadership within discipline
Delivery of all discipline design and engineering to meet the requirements of the Concept Design Review & Preliminary Design Review Gate
Lead engineers are the main interface between senior management and hands-on design
Prepare supporting design calculations and specifications to substantiate design.

Key responsibilities as a Lead Mechanical Engineer

Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, in liaison with client and project team.
Check standard design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team.
Actively contribute to design reviews, safety reviews (Risk Assessments and HAZOP's) from technical standpoint.
Produce design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works; design calculations; 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.
Ensure quality and delivery of design documentation throughout the design phases.
Compliance with safety and statutory regulations (e.g. CDM; CE etc).
Develop cost effective technical solutions.
Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.
Design delivery in discipline specific area through conceptual; preliminary and detail design phases.
Knowledge of design standards and design based risk assessment would be an advantage.

The Company:
Our client is a nuclear specialist, covering both civilian and defence sectors, across the complete lifecycle from New Build, through Operations and Maintenance, to final decommissioning and waste disposal.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Preferably degree qualified within a relevant area of the discipline though not essential. Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant area of the discipline.
Membership of a discipline specific Institute (e.g. I MechE; I Structural Eng; CIBSE; IChemE etc).

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Degree Qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline.
Registered with discipline specific Engineering Council.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.