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Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Utilities, Power & Telecoms

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Cale Phillips

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  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 090

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Nuclear SMR - Derby
Permanent - Salary negotiable + Car allowance (Flexible working available)

SC clearance will be required

Main duties:

Leading and delivering the design development for the conventional Cooling Water Island systems.

Overseeing your team deliver design development via multi-attribute scoring to determine the optimum system design.

Managing a team of engineers to deliver the scope you are responsible for.

Working with the other Engineering Functions and disciplines to deliver an integrated multi-discipline design that meets the project requirements.

Identify and engage with the supply chain

Own and deliver the system requirement specifications. Elicit requirements for the system from stakeholders and determine the associated verification and validation activities required.

Substantiate the system's designs against the requirements.

Preparation and review of design documentation, including technical specifications, design reports, system descriptions, and technical drawings.

Represent the area and lead the discussion with stakeholders as well as leading and supporting other technical reviews (HAZOPS, Optioneering meetings, etc).

Skills/experience required:

The candidate should be able to use their technical skills to innovate, challenge the design and develop fit-for-purpose solutions for a Nuclear Power Plant.

You will understand UK health and safety legislation and the requirements and constraints this imposes on your designs.

You have led a design team before and are capable of managing engineers at different levels of the organisation.

You can demonstrate working within a broader project context and can demonstrate delivery within required time scales and to the required quality standard.

You will have a technical background in Conventional Power, Process, or water systems engineering, and these skills will fit well into our established and growing team. 

You will preferably be a Chartered Engineer with an appropriate Engineering institute.