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Mechanical Construction Engineer


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Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Mechanical Construction Engineer

Location:              Bridgwater, Somerset
Compensation:    Attractive Salary + Benefits 
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF55776

At Cavendish Nuclear we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Construction Engineer - Mechanical at the Hinkley Point C new nuclear build in Bridgwater, Somerset.
This is a brilliant opportunity to work as part of the MEH Alliance on the prestigious Hinkley Point C Nuclear project. The alliance work across the project to integrate and coordinate the delivery of all main MEH, cabling and associated support services. This innovative approach will help different contractors work as a single entity to deliver the complex installation of cabling and pipework in the power station’s 2,500 rooms.


The role 


As a Construction Engineer - Mechanical , you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll lead, manage and motivate the team through implementation of best practice, support continuous improvement programmes to improve process/procedures and ensure compliance with all nuclear safety and site license requirements. 
Day to day, you’ll deliver Mechanical & Piping Construction Workpacks to support the MEH Alliance programme as well as providing and demonstrating a positive HSE leadership, building a strong and compliant HS&E culture throughout the whole construction life cycle of the Project. 


Key duties include: 


  • Enable the use of the Procon system to support the construction works and progress reporting of the MEH Alliance.
  • Enable the requesting and compliance of the MEH Alliance for the Work Authorisation and Permit systems operated by NNB. 
  • Enable the co-ordination of safe access routing to workfaces to support the MEH Alliance construction works.
  • Enable the topographical and other surveying required to support the MEH Alliance construction works.
  • Prioritisation and ownership of documentation to enable construction works as per the level 4 plan . E.g. T-3 months accepted prior to works 
  • Ensuring documents are compliant with latest works information and other MEH documentation 


This is a full-time role with 37 hours per week based in Bridgwater, Somerset.
Essential experience of the Construction Engineer - Mechanical 

  • Experience working on major construction projects. With proven track record of working in a highly regulated sector and knowledge and experience in Safe Systems of Work
  • Experienced in delivering and operating at Engineer or Senior Engineer level, including experience working within Joint Ventures

Qualifications for the Construction Engineer - Mechanical 

  • HNC/ONC or equivalent vocational training and experience of installing Mechanical and Piping systems. 


The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS security clearance for this role.

What we offer 

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


Cavendish Nuclear
As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.



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