Lead Mechanical Engineer

Location: Wimborne, Dorset Salary: Up to £1 per annum
Sector: Nuclear Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sam Davies

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead Mechanical Engineer needed for a globally-recognised electronic manufacturer based in Wimborne who are looking to employ an experienced Lead Mechanical Engineer with an in-depth experience of developing, testing, and fully validating mechanical solutions within a Nuclear environment.

The successful Lead Mechanical Engineer will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will receive a wealth of benefits including:

* A very competitive Annual Salary
* 25 day's holidays in addition to Bank Holidays
* Flexible Working Hours
* Pension Plan
* Career Progression
* Child Care Vouchers
* Health Screening
* Cycle to work scheme
* Life assurance
* Free parking
* Subsidised Canteen onsite
* + Many more benefits to pick and choose from!

Some of the main duties of the Lead Mechanical Engineer will include:

* Develop, test and fully validate mechanical solutions associated with the NuScale SMR such as sealing to allow removal of instrumentation for servicing & refueling.
* Be adaptive to support future NuScale work as the project progresses, and support recruitment of Engineers as required.
* To display innovation and passion; leading engineers to develop excellent solutions to difficult problems within a mechanical design and manufacturing environment.
* Development and maintenance of engineering and leadership skills and capabilities in more junior engineers, through mentoring, training and other measures as appropriate.
* Ensure that systems, tools and processes are developed to ensure that they remain fit for purpose, and appropriate to programme.
* Application of nuclear standards (e.g. ASME) to ensure proposed design solutions meet industry requirements at all times.
* Evaluate products by designing and conducting appropriate design, development, verification and validation methods.
* Applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, and materials etc.
* Strong ability to use analytical techniques to design out potential design and process failures.
* Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
* Lead team based problem solving using recognised tools and techniques
* Encourage collaboration with partners, sub-contractors and within team, through open and shared communication.
* Accurately report into the project on measures such as progress, estimates to complete and risks/issues.

In order to be the successful Lead Mechanical Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

* A minimum of BTEC qualified in a Mechanical/Aerospace/Automotive Engineering or similar discipline.
* Pressure vessel design / sealing of pressure vessels experience
* Application of ASME coding within a nuclear environment.
* Experience working with a variety of mechanical manufacturing processes and assembly techniques including welding, brazing and high vacuum would be advantageous.
* Knowledge of radioactive materials would be advantageous.
* Experience working with Bills of Materials and detailed drawing packs.
* Experience designing jigs and fixtures is desirable
* Knowledge of analytical simulation techniques such as FEA etc.
* Knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA, DFM/A and Root cause analysis.
* Experience supporting the design and assembly of products designed to operate in harsh environmental conditions.
* Ability to write self-consistent engineering reports and documentation for publishing.
* Ability to communicate complex aspects of designs verbally and graphically.
* Ability to work on own and in a team environment.
* Team leadership experience would be advantageous but is not essential

Must be eligible for Security Clearance!

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Mechanical Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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