Mechanical Design Engineer

Posted 24 August 2023
Salary £300 - 350 per day
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration12 Months
Discipline Water & Environmental
Contact NameSam Bevan

Job description

Role: Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Preston (Hybrid 3 days per week in the office and 2 remote)
Pay: Up to £350 per day - Outside IR35 (depending on experience)
Duration: On-going min 12 months.
My client, a leading contractor covering the full range of MEICA services from design to installation and maintenance within the water industry are currently looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer with water industry experience to join their team in Preston for their United Utilities projects.
The successful Mechanical Engineer will have the opportunity to contribute to projects relating to the United Utilities Wastewater non-infrastructure schemes for AMP7.
Please note experience with United Utilities, or at minimum UK water experience on any UK water authority would be preferable.
Candidates can expect to work on a variety of upgrade schemes, averaging the £1m mark and up to £5m. Schemes include chemical dosing, Sludge tanks, green recovery and much more.
Candidates must have recent experience in the water sector and understanding of the mechanical side of non-infra projects ideally in both clean and waste water.
·Ascertaining Clients requirements either through reference to their specification documents or more likely through visiting sites with their nominated personnel. A key requirement is the ability to determine the actual operational requirement and propose appropriate solutions.
·Working alongside the Design Manager/senior designer (team lead) and where applicable the Project Manager to ensure scheme designs are value engineered and adhere to client specifications whilst retaining appropriate levels of operational security and full compliance with all relevant Health, Safety and Environmental legislation.
·To promote innovation and challenge parties involved to ensure cost effectiveness in all design activities.
·To provide outline and detailed engineering from inception to completion of schemes utilising our design partners, individual knowledge, site installation and construction personnel.
·To closely coordinate design production between the companies in house design teams, external design companies, our suppliers and subcontractors and where applicable our clients designers.
·To ensure all design work is completed to agreed programmes, financial budgets and KPI's.
·Liaison with client's engineering staff or where applicable their design consultants to ensure designs are approved In accordance with the timescales stipulated within the contract.
·Attend internal and external design reviews and where applicable progress meetings
Skills and experience:
·An industry applicable ONC/HNC/B.Eng or NVQ equivalent
·Water experience with a contractor or consultancy ideal.
·Experience and understanding of water and sewage treatment processes
·Commercial and contractual awareness
·Working knowledge of Microsoft packages
·Self motivation
·Be able to organise yourself and others workload
·Be proactive in your approach
·An excellent communicator
·A high level of diplomacy and customer focused