• Title
    Senior Mechanical Designer
    Requisition ID
    2019-37336
    Work Location
    GB-Cumbria-Whitehaven
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Mechanical
    Position Type
    Agency / Contract
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Opportunity

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Mechanical Designer to join Wood’s nuclear business, to be based in our Westlakes office in Cumbria near to Sellafield.

    Wood designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

    The nuclear business provides design, engineering, construction and project management services for major clients across the civil nuclear industry, including Sellafield and LLWR and various overseas clients.  We are proud to have supported these clients for many years, and our partnering arrangements will enable us to sustain and enhance this support in the long-term.

    As a result of increasing demand for our services, there are significant opportunities for you, as a Senior Mechanical Designer, to support a range of interesting and challenging projects in one or more of the following areas: 

    • General Mechanical design AutoCAD
    • 3D Design – PDMS, Inventor, AutoCAD
    • Mechanical Handling

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provision of skilled draughting services to design engineers to specified quality standards. Primary expectation for mechanical handling 2D and 3D design but covering all areas of mechanical
    • Competent to produce detailed design schemes, drawings and supporting calculations
    • May supervise a small number of draughtspersons
    • Provision of leading technical expertise valued by clients, being a recognised authority in specialised areas and maintaining ‘front edge’ capability in developing techniques and standards within area of expertise
    • Provision of cost effective engineering solutions and high quality customer service
    • Proactively providing mentoring and training for staff as required for the benefit of the project and business
    • Maintaining and developing customer relationships, through reputation, knowledge, experience and excellent delivery, to encourage follow on and new work within the skill area, to promote future business

    Skills / Qualifications

    Requirements

    • Provision of specified services to internal/external customers to agreed standards
    • To carry out designated work packages within defined projects to standards of safety, cost, quality and time
    • Where appropriate, contribute to the development of budgetary procedures, specifications and safety documentation
    • Compliance with all legislative, regulatory and company policy, standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security etc. applicable to the role
    • Provide advice and guidance on issues to the Mechanical Design Team
    • Active involvement in improvement initiatives/projects
    • To ensure the Design Intent is met for the design packages produced
    • To identify major technical uncertainties and provide suitable solutions and advice
    • To organise, supervise, monitor and develop the team to ensure effective outputs
    • To integrate and communicate effectively with other disciplines such as Safety, CS&A, Process, HVAC, Construction and Commissioning teams
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    Knowledge and Experience

    • Extensive experience and a high standard of application of engineering to provide solutions to unique challenges in the engineering fields associated with nuclear and related systems
    • Wide ranging knowledge of engineering standards, materials and equipment, and engineering developments, including manufacturing and construction issues, within areas of expertise
    • Proven track record, demonstrating the ability to produce, check and deliver complex design requirements
    • Detailed working knowledge of 2D design software - predominantly AutoCAD
    • Knowledge and use of 3D platforms e.g. PDMS, Inventor advantageous
    • Design fundamentals, PUWER, CDM, LOLER regulations
    • Familiar with DM Desktop and Cimage, Registration of Drawings and Sellafield procedures and processes
    • Development of designs against Safety Case requirements and Engineering Design Safety Principles
    • Experience in the nuclear industry would be preferred and to work on client premises as required
    • Experience of design delivery using the Sellafield Ltd Management System preferred

     

    Essential Qualifications

    • Degree (minimum 2:2) in relevant engineering discipline or equivalent (eg HNC/HND with significant experience) with typically at least 3 years design office experience
    • OR lower professional qualification eg BTEC (typically gained through apprenticeship) with typically 5+ years of design office experience
    • SC level clearance or ability to achieve

    Ideally a current P4 Pass Holder

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

     

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

     

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