Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • £47690 - £67000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits USD / Year

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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £47,690 – £67,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours (including Bank Holidays) of annual leave – plus every other Friday off work!

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Free on-site parking

AWE is embarking on the largest construction project in Europe! We are upgrading and replacing a wide range of facilities with unique requirements and challenges, which has resulted in us recruiting across the Mechanical Specialist Group. If you want to be part of a team, delivering one-of-a-kind projects, we have a wide range of opportunities. Here’s some more on the business areas with vacancies:

The Compliance Team

This team is comprised of the Technical Authorities (TA) for anything from HVAC and Pressure systems to CE Marking. The TA’s are the experts in their field and are called upon from across the business to share their expertise and guidance, ensuring everything we do is safe and to industry standards.

What will the Compliance Team want you to do?

  • Producing designs in accordance with contract requirements

  • Managing sub-contractor design input including requisitions, specifications, design and document reviews, and change control

  • Ensuring all procedures are adhered to, including CDM, Risk Assessments, change control and specifications

  • Working with internal and external partners to promote and achieve the Quality Management Plan objectives

  • Supporting the Project Manager and Lead Project Engineer through design, construction and commissioning phases

  • Coaching and Mentoring less experienced members of the team

The Capital Engineering Delivery Team

This area undertakes engineering assessment and design work in support of several key portfolios:

  • Nuclear Risk Management – ensuring that the engineering assets supporting our safety cases are suitable and sufficient to protect our people and the public

  • Design assessment of existing assets and identification of areas for improvement

  • Engineering design for new assets and infrastructure, or for modification of existing installations

What will the Capital Engineering Delivery Team want you to do?

  • Lead other mechanical engineers within the team, providing advice and guidance

  • Lead delivery of engineering and design tasks within assigned areas

  • Interfacing with other disciplines, both technical and non-technical

  • Estimating and planning mechanical engineering tasks

  • Supporting the Engineering Manager in ensuring that the requirements are correct and adequate

  • Ensuring that the design intent and configured baseline are maintained throughout the facility lifecycle

What will you need to be considered for the above?

  • A Degree, HND/HNC or an equivalent vocational qualification, in an engineering discipline supported by considerable practical experience, with or working towards professional registration

  • Experience of preparing technical reports and documentation

  • Awareness of Destructive and Non-destructive testing techniques for product certification and through life monitoring

  • Awareness of the development, testing and evaluation of Engineering designs

  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) including configuration management and quality control

  • A good understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSAWA), Construction Design Management (CDM), risk assessments.

  • Experience of Safety Cases or working in a highly regulated (e.g. Nuclear, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas) industry would be beneficial

  • Experience of 2D and 3D CAD

Because what we do is of the highest security, to work here you’ll need to be a British National and normally to have resided in the UK for the past five years for Security Clearance (SC) roles and ten years for Developed Vetting (DV) roles. If you have had periods when you lived outside of UK and Northern Ireland for less than a year during the last five years or less than two years during the last ten years, we may still be able to consider you, so please do apply. We may consider dual nationality for certain roles.

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