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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Warrington, Cheshire, GB, WA3 6YD

Company: Babcock

Senior Mechanical Engineer 
Location: Warrington (other locations may be considered, UK-wide)
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF34680


Here at Cavendish Nuclear, we are currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer. 


We are proud to be the UK’s leading supplier to the nuclear industry and a growing global force. From our inception during the earliest days of nuclear research and development, we recognised that a focus on people and the expertise they deliver is the key to meeting the challenges of this exciting technology.


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.


Focused on major projects in Nuclear Decommissioning, you will manage the delivery of engineering and technical activities, through the application of process, domain knowledge and experience.


You will resolve specific technical issues and problems, compile technical reports and accompanying presentations, provide, review and adhere to specifications in accordance with stakeholder requirements. Coach, mentor and assist others on matters pertaining to their own discipline, developing business awareness, build strong working relationships with stakeholders, work independently with limited technical direction or as part of a small team.


You will work on a range of engineering problems involving high levels of complexity & uncertainty. Whilst also providing help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

You will require an engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience


You will also require chartered Engineer status, or be working towards this


We are seeking Mechanical Engineers experienced in Nuclear Decommissioning projects, or other highly regulated decommissioning work (e.g. Petrochemical plant)


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
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we’re compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.

Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.

Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

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