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Senior Mechanical Engineer


Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Reading, GB, RG14 2PZ

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Senior Mechanical Engineer 
Location:            Warrington, Bristol or Leicester + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation:  Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:             SF53538

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Mechanical Engineer at our Warrington or Bristol or Leicester sites.
The role

As a Senior 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.
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. 
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.


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
  • Contribute to Project Safety Assessment process
  • Produce, review and approve calculations, analyses, drawings, models, design basis documentation and technical reports as assigned
  • Maintaining the engineering configuration, ensuring the overall design intent and integrity is maintained throughout design lifecycle
  • Provide support to the Project Manager for the planning, control and delivery of task 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.
  • Ensure application of highest standards for health and safety in immediate area of responsibility and ensure all team members across engineering co-operate with respect to company standards about matters on health, safety and environment, ethics and behaviours.

Essential experience of the Senior 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 of leading a team

Qualifications for the Senior Mechanical Engineer:

  • Minimum Degreee 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


Babcock International
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 
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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