Principal Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 7,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, healthcare, life sciences and transport.
A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 15 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Assystem provide end state focused nuclear engineering services both individually and as part of an integrated design community - the largest nuclear design house in Europe - delivering major projects, infrastructure, waste, fuel management and safety case solutions. This mission is critical to the upkeep of the UK's long term nuclear infrastructure.

Join us and develop your career alongside a dedicated, delivery focussed, world class engineering team.

Job Title: Principal / Lead Mechanical Engineer
Location: Blackburn / Warrington
Duration: Staff
Assystem are an Award-Winning International Engineering Design Consultancy who provide innovative and cutting edge solutions. We have a number of UK based offices and a significant, loyal client base.
As our reputation for proficient delivery of complex projects grows even stronger, we have a need for a Principal / Lead Mechanical Engineer who is required to lead complex multi discipline projects, to successfully complete engineering design project requirements.
Principal / Lead Mechanical Engineer
The Role:
This role will be working across the specified framework, working closely in project teams providing engineering design solutions. Ideally for this role the successful candidate will be experienced in the design of mechanical handling equipment.
Initially the successful candidate will be involved in a project team which includes the design deliverables of reconfiguring conveyor systems, designing new drum inspection facility (weighing and swabbing), designing drum handling equipment and substantiating the design, creating specifications for pillar cranes, and providing all associated assemblies, detailed drawings and supporting documentation.

Specific Responsibilities:
Lead prepare and contribute to review meetings with the customer (Single discipline design reviews, Hazops, project progress).

Accomplished document and report writing abilities including Functional Requirement Specifications, Equipment specifications, Risk Assessments, TRAM analysis documentation, authoring Factory and Site Acceptance Test procedures and Operation and Maintenance Manuals and Technical Construction Files in support of Lifetime Quality Records

Experience with all aspects of mechanical systems from the simplest fastener technologies, bearing, coupling and power transmission applications, through to complex hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical systems and robotics including monitoring and control

Provide instruction to assist engineers and designer to produce project deliverables including DPD's, MFD's, MSD's, 3D design layouts, building layout drawings, assembly drawing and manufacturing drawings.

Apply a systematic technical process to provide design input for assemblies and systems, ensuring any design is safe, fit for purpose and meets the requirements placed upon it.

A full job specification is available.


Your background:
Degree in a relevant engineering or business discipline or equivalent level of continuous professional development and experience (ideally in a Nuclear engineering environment).
Mechanical Handling experience - Skids / Bogies / Lifting and Transfer Equipment
Have a proven track record in project delivery and the ability to operate in a complex environment
Experienced in leading multi-disciplinary design teams
Proven experience in creating a successful technical client relationship
Ability to assist in the development of processes and procedures that drive business continuous improvement and efficiency
Security clearance:
Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.
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