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Mechanical CAD Designer


Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD Preston, GB, PR2 2YB

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Mechanical CAD Designer 
Location:              Preston or Warrington  + Hybrid working 
Compensation:    Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF55892


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 Mechanical CAD Designer  at our Warrington or Preston sites.
The role
As a Mechanical CAD Designer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This role sits within our Cavendish Nuclear business, from decommissioning redundant nuclear facilities, through supporting the Continuous at Sea Deterrent, to supporting the operation and build of nuclear power plants, our role in Cavendish Nuclear is to clean up the nuclear legacy and create a world where nuclear plays a key contribution in protecting our nation, ensuring security of energy supply and meeting our net zero commitments.
Day to day, you could be creating cutting-edge designs, leading on project delivery or providing solutions to our many clients. At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. 


Key Duties:


  • Create and maintain design documents throughout the design lifecycle following ISO standards, meeting time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Collaborate effectively with Design and other functional teams to achieve project goals.
  • Develop innovative design solutions and solutions to manufacturing/installation issues.
  • Assist senior designers with a range of activities including estimates, quality control, and test procedures.
  • Fulfill Design Lead responsibilities for single discipline low-risk projects.
  • Maintain expertise in best practices across the design lifecycle, including customs and standards, and company policies (health & safety, diversity, etc.).


This role is full time, permanent and can be based at either our Warrington, Bristol, Leicester, Preston or Newbury sites, with hybrid working from home options.


Essential experience of the Mechanical CAD Designer

  • You are someone who owns and delivers, who champions high performance and is courageous to challenge the status quo. 
  • Knowledge of CAD tools and General Engineering Drawing Practice.
  • Ability to build strong and influential relationships with key stakeholders. 


Qualifications for the Mechanical CAD Designer

  • Minimum HNC/HND in Engineering, or equivalent experience. 


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


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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