Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Engineering, Defence

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  • Salary:

    c£52/hr Umbrella

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months+

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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Plymouth - Duration 6 months - rate c£52/hr umb.
Key words / skills: Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Handling, Naval, Marine, SC Cleared, Security Clearance.
Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side Babcock Naval Marine in order to recruit a Principal Mechanical Engineer to work on a 6 month contract in Plymouth.
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer your duties and responsibilities will include:
The Major Infrastructure Projects Business Unit has been set up to establish and maintain a Strategic Infrastructure Plan for the Devonport site through to at least 2050 and to safely and effectively deliver the ‘major’ capital works projects that result from the Plan. 
The role sits within the 10 Dock Astute Project.  Currently there is a vacancy for a Project Engineer in the M&E Services & Mechanical Handling project team.  The focus of this role will be supporting the management of delivery of the new Mechanical Handling Systems through all design phases and ultimately manufacture and commissioning.
To provide project management support in delivery of the package to Time / Cost / Quality.  Assisting the technical and project teams in development of requirements, project scope and solutions for specific work packages.
Translate supply chain reporting into useable data to inform planning, monitoring and control of work packages.
Provide input to cost and budget monitoring.
Develop Stakeholder management and communications plans.
Contribute to the risk process including the identification, assessment, planning and implementation of risks, opportunities and issues.
Examples of 10 Dock systems being delivered within the Mechanical Handling Systems packages:
Load moving systems (conveyancing / cargo lifts).
Pillar cranes / davits.
Load bearing logistic routes.
Brows and Saddles.
Experience of delivery on a Nuclear Licensed site or with Nuclear safety / implicated equipment or services would be preferable.
Experience using:
NEC 4 contracts
CEMAR - (desirable)
MS Project
Buildings Information Management (BIM) - (desirable)
Proficient in MS office suite
Capable of being SC cleared.
You will be a Principal Mechanical Engineer / Snr Mech Eng.
5-10 years exp.
Ideally Degree.
To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.