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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Location: 

Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Preston, GB, PR2 2YB Carlisle, GB, CA24 3HZ Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Principal Mechanical Engineer
Location:             Either Bristol, Leicester, Preston or Warrington + Hybrid working
Compensation:   Competitive Salary + Attractive Benefits 
Role Type:          Full-time / Permanent
Role ID:              SF55336

 

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 Principal Mechanical Engineer at our Warrington,  Bristol, Leicester or Newbury sites.

 

The role
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer, 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.

 

Our highly skilled team tackles major defence, decommissioning, new build and nuclear generation projects and has won over 78% of its latest tenders. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. We’re also bringing the UK closer to Net Zero, through our work with Hinkley C, Sizewell C and X Energy. As Cavendish Nuclear continues to expand, so do the possibilities.

 

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:

  • Promote effective co-operation across Engineering and other functional teams
  • Assist in 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 procedures, codes and standards are correctly identified and applied to engineering and technical activities
  • Ensure task and project risks are communicated and managed appropriately
  • Produce, review and approve calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design basis documentation and technical reports as assigned
  • Assessing the implications of changes, concessions and queries
  • Maintaining the engineering configuration, ensuring the overall design intent and integrity is maintained throughout design lifecycle
  • Evaluate technical issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions, including process improvements
  • Provide support to the Project Manager for the planning, control and delivery of tasks and projects
  • Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority
  • Act as Technical Authority or Engineering Lead when authorised to do so.
  • Exercise care for own health and safety and that of others as defined by Health and Safety legislation, adhere to endorsed Company policy, procedures and delegations (e.g. Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance & Development Reviews and Finance etc.)

 

Essential experience of the Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Nuclear experience is not a necessity, we welcome applications from all engineering backgrounds.
  • 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.
  • Experience leading a team.

 
Qualifications for the Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Minimum HNC/HND in Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Holds or has the ability to obtain Chartered status.

 

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

 

Our Benefits

  • 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

 
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. 

 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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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