Principal Mechanical Engineer

Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK
Closing date
3 Jan 2022

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Clearance Level
SC, None / Undisclosed
Defence, Engineering
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Job Details

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Location: Westlakes Science & Technology Park, Cumbria, GB, CA24 3HZ or
Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF35535

About this role:
Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are currently recruiting a Principal Mechanical Engineer to assist with the delivery of a portfolio of work and upcoming projects to our Nuclear customer base.

The Principal Engineer provides leadership in the delivery of engineering and technical activities through the application of process, domain knowledge and experience.

At this level; an experienced engineer, has a breadth of engineering knowledge & experience, resolves a range of technical issues and problems, compiles technical reports and accompanying presentations, provides, reviews and adheres to specifications in accordance with stakeholder requirements. Coaches, mentors and assists others on matters pertaining to their own discipline, developing business awareness, builds strong working relationships with stakeholders, works independently with limited technical direction or as part of a small team.

Top Major Tasks and Activities:
Ensure effective management of multi discipline teams to ensure timely & efficient delivery of engineering work to meet customer agreed scope
• Supervise engineers/technical specialists
• Promote effective co-operation across Engineering and other functional teams
• Ensure effective management of the customer, including liaison and relationship development with existing and new customers, to aid the development of business, resolution of technical and delivery issues, and such that the customer is fully briefed and informed of progress
• Ensure technical management of the engineering output to ensure delivery of technical solutions in line with agreed technical scope
• Produce, review, verify and approve outputs including: calculations, analyses, technical reports, technical specifications and method statements

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
• Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant Mechanical engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience
• Chartered Engineer status
• Demonstrable experience in managing teams to deliver analysis activities on a range of project types
• Demonstrable experience in covering a variety of tasks across a range of complexities
• Excellent communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines

• Member of relevant institute or significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council
• Experience in managing engineering scope for Projects from concept design to full
• Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
• Breadth and depth of experience in a range of commercial or defence projects

What else do I need to know?
• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview

About Cavendish Nuclear
Cavendish Nuclear is the UK's leading nuclear services company, with a highly-skilled workforce and a growing international presence. Our people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle.

Application Guidance:

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

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