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Mechanical Design Engineer - Water Sector

  • Location:

    Greater London

  • Sector:

    Water & Environmental

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £300 - 375 per day

  • Contact:

    Sam Bevan

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 050

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Role: Mechanical Design Engineer - Water
Location: Greenwich/Crossness - Hybrid model 2 days in the office 3 remote.
Rate - Up to £375 per day - Outside IR35 Limited company
Duration - ongoing minimum 12 months

My client is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their business who are building regional design teams throughout the country. The ideal person will be responsible for the production and coordination of outline and detailed Design Deliverables on various Mechanical schemes.
Please note experience with Thames Water, 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 £2m mark and up to £10m. Schemes include chemical dosing, Sludge tanks, green recovery and much more.
Experience within the UK water sector from a mechanical bias is essential for these positions.
·Ascertaining Clients requirements either through reference to their specification documents or more likely through visiting sites with their nominated personnel.
·key requirement is the ability to determine the actual operational requirement and propose appropriate solutions.
·Working alongside the Design Team Lead / Lead designer and where applicable the Project Manager to ensure scheme designs are value engineered and adhere to client specifications.
·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 engineering calculations and solutions from inception to completion of schemes utilising our design partners, individual knowledge, site installation and construction personnel.
·To closely coordinate design production between in house design teams, external design companies, suppliers and subcontractors and where applicable our client's designers.
·Ensuring designs are approved where applicable by the client in accordance with the timescales stipulated within the contract.
·To ensure all design work is completed to agreed programmes, financial budgets, KPI's and to a high-quality complying with company design procedure.
·Attend internal and external design reviews and progress meetings, which may include travel.

Skills and experience:
·An industry applicable BEng, BSc or equivalent in a mechanical discipline
·Conversant with hydraulic calculations including but not limited to pipelines, pump duties.
·Commercial and contractual awareness
·Working knowledge of Microsoft and Google packages
·Ability to prioritise a varied workload and demonstrate good time management to comply with deadlines
·Experience and understanding of water and sewage treatment processes
·Willing to progress to Chartered Engineer status
·Experience with AutoCAD, Revit and FEA software's would be an advantage