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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Date: 20-Jun-2021

Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Babcock

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer (Mechanical Handling / Lifting Equipment)
Location: Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF34479
Job Purpose

The Senior Engineer manages the delivery of engineering and technical activities, through the application of process, domain knowledge and experience.


At this level; an experienced engineer, high level of developed knowledge in a specialist subject area, resolves specific 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 5 Major Tasks and Activities:
This is the level for an experienced engineer working with a high level of developed knowledge in a specialist subject area; the role is directly accountable for designs, developments and determines solutions to problems and issues within a specialist subject area.


Able to work on a range of engineering problems involving high levels of complexity & uncertainty.

Provides help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.


The role must be fully aware of and adhere to Health & Safety standards and be fully familiar with all authorised documentation, Good Practice Guides and ISO standards.


Promote effective co-operation across Engineering and other functional teams

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications
You will require an Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience and Chartered Engineer status (or actively working toward Chartered Status)
You will also require experience in working collaboratively in multi-discipline teams to deliver activities on a range of project types, demonstrable experience in covering a variety of tasks across a range of complexities, good communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines

We would also like you to have experience of the full design lifecycle of mechanical handling equipment, incuding knowledge of the Machinery Directive and related design standards.

As a Senior Engineer we would require you to support less experinced members of the team, including carrying out design reviews and substatiation tasks, ensuring all designs meet relevant safety standards.

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


Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock/Cavendish Nuclear please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.

Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.

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.


Closing Date: 4th July

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