3D Mechanical Designer

Posting Date: 19 January 2020

Location: Birchwood, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Cavendish-Nuclear

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Mechanical Designer


Competitive Salary



About this role:

Here at Cavendish Nuclear we're looking for a 3D Mechanical Designer to join us at our new business hub in Birchwood, Warrington. From here we serve customers in the UK and overseas to deliver a range of projects across the lifecycle of nuclear energy, from the construction of new plant through to the decommissioning of redundant facilities and site remediation. You’ll be part of a team producing mechanical design deliverables such as Mechanical Handling Equipment, Special Purpose Machinery and Lifting Equipment.


Role Description


As one of our 3D Mechanical Designers you will be responsible for the provision of fit for purpose and cost effective designs in accordance with required standards, to timescale and budget, ensuring minimum rework following checking.


You will be responsible for the production of:


• Design Schemes
• Design Proposal Drawings (DPD’s)
• Detail Manufacturing Drawings
• General Assemblies
• Mechanical Handling Drawings (MHD’s)
• Mechanical Sequence Drawings (MSD’s)
• Mechanical Flow Drawings (MFD’s)


Person Profile


You will hold a HNC (or equivalent) qualification and prior experience within the nuclear sector, it would also be beneficial to have some working experience of Sellafield
Limited projects, processes and procedures. You will naturally have significant experience of producing mechanical designs AutoCAD and (ideally) Inventor. In addition, experience within a Vault environment would be beneficial. You will have a good knowledge of fabrication techniques and an understanding of achievable manufacturing accuracy. A good working knowledge of geometric tolerancing, weld symbols, limits and fits along with commonly used material and associated standards will also be required.




Successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.


About Cavendish Nuclear

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering Cavendish Nuclear brings together much of the UK’s rich nuclear heritage to create one of the largest specialist nuclear services organisations, at home and abroad.

Our heritage dates back to the earliest days of nuclear research and development.

Cavendish Nuclear is licensed to operate thirteen nuclear sites in the UK, we are strategic partners to EDF Energy on the lifetime extensions of their fleet and work with Hitachi to deliver a new fleet of nuclear power plant.

Our expertise in the design and build of waste treatment facilities, together with our experience of waste management and fuel-handling, makes us a key supplier at Sellafield and other NDA sites.

With a highly-skilled workforce circa 6,000 we are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally and are trusted to deliver the highest standards of safety, quality, security and environmental protection for our customers.


The breadth of our expertise means we are able to offer unrivalled experience and specialist knowledge across all aspects of the nuclear energy life cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.


We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group. As one of four Sectors in the Group, our growth aspirations are to take Cavendish Nuclear from a £700m revenue company to a £1bn revenue business by 2022.

Our business is founded on the three cornerstones of safety, people and performance - zero harm, one inclusive culture and 100% delivery on our promises. Our mission is simple and drives our behaviour in everything that we do:

“Cavendish Nuclear - People who innovate to make nuclear safer, faster and at lower cost”.

We believe that this is strategically imperative to ensure the long term success of the nuclear sector in the UK and will greatly enhance our ability to export the broader UK nuclear industry capability.


Application Guidance


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If you experience difficulties please visit our website. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly. We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives 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.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.



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