Mechanical Engineer

Posted: 03/08/22
Recruiter:Atkins SNC - Lavalin
Disciplines: Engineering
Location:Whitehaven, Cumbria

Are you a Mechanical Engineer with experience in engineering design/design analysis? Do you have experience in delivering solutions to technical problems? Are you looking for a new challenge in your career but with the right work-life balance?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we’d love for you to apply for this role.

The Role and Responsibilities

As part of our Nuclear & Power business you will work with a team of engineers to provide design and engineering support for a variety of projects and for a variety of clients; a good portion of our work is for clients in West Cumbria and within the nuclear decommissioning market.

This work is delivered by our engineering teams based in Whitehaven and Warrington. This enables flexibility in where the role would be based; aware of that fact that projects may require a physical presence for a portion of time which is likely to be in West Cumbria (site visits, equipment testing & trialling, etc.).

In the Mechanical Engineering team, we deliver work from study phase, to concept design and through to detail design. This is often within the nuclear decommissioning market but sometimes across other energy sectors such as renewables, oil & gas, and conventional power. Multi-disciplinary work is delivered in collaboration with our in-house Civil & Structural, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, and Environment and Waste Management teams.

Within the role you will deliver engineering design solutions throughout the full design lifecycle, including preparation of 2D drawings, 3D models, hand calculations, finite element analysis and the supporting technical documentation. You will lead teams of engineers and technicians on project tasks as required, detail check the work of others and ensure that projects are delivered to time and quality and in accordance with the appropriate Quality Assurance (QA) processes.

The Person

You will be motivated and proactive with a willingness to learn and adapt. You’ll be able to work both independently and as part of a team and possess good interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You will be comfortable working remotely and within an office, dictated as and when by project, task, people/team and business needs.

You will possess a good understanding of engineering principles, with experience in delivering solutions to technical problems, engineering design/design analysis, undertaking technical calculations & analysis, and 3D model/2D drawing production for manufacture. You will understand various technical, safety and legislative documentation, such as risk assessments, CDM regulations, method statements, UKCA Technical Files, etc.

You will also possess the following:

Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.

(Advantageous) Chartership with the relevant institution or working towards Chartership.

(Advantageous) Experience in 3D Computer Aided Design.

(Advantageous) Knowledge and experience using digital tools to deliver engineering solutions (e.g. laser scanning, virtual and/or augmented reality, mixed reality).

About Us
"The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our Energy Teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.

We value your diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive – no exceptions. You'll be part of a culture committed to finding new talent from underrepresented groups. We're Disability Confident, an Inclusive Employer, and support STEM Returners. We also want to see more women in senior roles at Atkins. In the energy sector, we've signed up to the AXIS Pledge, promising to make equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities a reality. "

Read more about our Vision for Women.

Meeting your needs

"When you start with us, you'll enjoy ""Total Reward,"" a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need. "

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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