Nuclear Jobs of the Week - Mechanical Project Design Engineer - Burnley - Permanent

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Recruiter: Kensington Consulting Ltd

Location: Burnley, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Rate of Pay: £30-35k per year + Pension

Nuclear Mechanical Project Engineer

Job Description

A Mechanical Project Design Engineer role within a special purpose machinery manufacturing company working within the nuclear industry.

Reporting into the Engineering Manager, the role of Project Engineer involves working within a projects/design team in order to deliver engineering bids & projects to customer expectation on time and to budget.

From the initial client meeting to understand their requirements, the Project Engineer will need to take a hands-on approach to the project by participating in any required stage from initial concept design & specification development, project planning, testing, sourcing and selection of sub-contract purchased items, co-ordinating the delivery and assembly of all parts.

You will ideally be degree qualified in a Mechanical Engineering discipline with a background in mechanical design and some exposure to project management. The ideal candidate will also have some exposure to the design and manufacture of special purpose machinery in the mechanical handling industry.

As technical report writing and presentation of information to both external and internal clients will be necessary, you will need to have first class written and verbal communication skills.

Our client is a manufacturer of special purpose machinery for the mechanical handling industry.

Get Into Nuclear

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a Mechanical Engineering Degree who has experience of working in a specialised design and manufacture facility. Some exposure to Project Management is deemed preferable.

Looking at this opportunity by applying the Get Into Nuclear six step process your route to get into nuclear would look something like this:

#1 Know who you are: you are a Mechanical Engineer who has experience of working on special purpose machinery for the mechanical handling industry.

#2 Know what you what: you enjoy seeing a project through from inception to realisation and have the confidence to make presentation in-front of key stakeholders when necessary.

#3 Know the Business: there is much and is set to be an increased need for specialist handling equipment within the UK Nuclear Industry. The Quality requirements of the equipment will be of paramount importance.

#4Know the Skills:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Experience of Project Management

  • Experience of working in a specialist Design and Manufacture Facility

#5 Know the people: This role specifically is being recruited on behalf of the company in question by Kensington Consulting Ltd who are a leading recruitment company specialising in engineering and manufacturing disciplines across all industrial sectors, resulting in consecutive Jobsite Recruit Rank awards in (2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012).To find out more about Kensington Consulting, click on here.

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