Principal Mechanical Engineer Nuclear

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    Nuclear Engineering, Process Engineering, Design Engineering

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  • Salary:

    circa £50 per hour, limited company

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    Mike Baldwin

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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Principal Mechanical Engineer: Contract, Stockton-on-Tees, Duration: at least 12-months, Rate: c£50 per hour Ltd
KEY Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Sellafield, Magnox, Hazardous Waste, Box Encapsulation Project, IMechE, Chartered Engineer

The Project:
Our client, Balfour Beatty, is part of the Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) Delivery Team, an unincorporated joint-venture of Wood Group, Jacobs and Balfour Beatty.
The framework contract for the project was awarded in October 2014 and is being delivered as an integral part of the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo (MSSS) programme for Sellafield Ltd; tackling the clean-up of one of the most hazardous legacy facilities on the Sellafield site.
When complete, BEP will deliver the capability to treat nuclear waste recovered from MSSS, immobilise it and prepare it for storage. In addition, the BEP may also process waste recovered during the decommissioning of other Sellafield facilities including the First-Generation Magnox Storage Pond (FGMSP) and the Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP).

Duties will involve:
The successful Principal Mechanical Engineer will support the Lead Engineer with assurance activities within the detail design, extend and adopt a pragmatic approach 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 and provide guidance to the Area Team’s Mechanical Engineers on matters of application and compliance with relevant legal requirements, Sellafield Limited standards, European and British Standards, non-European standards and project procedures.

The Candidate: 
Due to the senior nature of the position, the client requires applicants to hold an engineering chartership such as IMechE (or hold at least 20 years’ experience of mechanical engineering within the nuclear sector), ideally holding a relevant degree or higher.
You will also be able to demonstrate;
Experience in the leadership and direction of others to deliver mechanical designs.
Experience in the production, checking and approval of engineering design deliverables.
Experience in the delivery of approved written work, i.e. technical specifications and reports.
The ability to chair and control meetings.

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.

To discuss this vacancy please contact:  Mike Baldwin 0161 474 6855