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Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • Job reference: EN-002140
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power
  • Location: Whitehaven

Are you looking for a new challenge in your career but with the right work-life balance?  Do you have an interest in all things outdoor?  Would you like to live on the edge of the Lake District National Park?  Then this could be the role for you.


Are you a Mechanical Engineer with experience in engineering design/design analysis?  Do you have experience in delivering solutions to technical problems?  Then we’d love you to apply for this role.

 

The Role


As part of our Energy Business in West Cumbria, you would work with a team of engineers to provide design and engineering support for a variety of projects and for a variety of clients within our Mechanical Engineering department.


Within the department we offer full concept to detail design capability across some challenging projects not only in the nuclear industry but also the wider energy sectors such as in renewables, oil and gas and conventional power.  From our office which includes most major disciplines you will be involved in developing innovative, practical solutions for our clients across the UK and further afield.  You’ll work with our clients to capture their requirements and liaise on technical on general project aspects.  You will also work with colleagues across the Atkins group to develop proposals for new work.


You will deliver engineering design solutions throughout the full design lifecycle from concept through to detail design, including; preparation of 2D drawings, 3D models, hand calculations and finite element analysis.


You will lead teams of engineers on project tasks as required, detail checking the work of others and ensure that projects are delivered to time and quality.




The Person

 

You will be motivated and proactive with a willingness to learn and adapt.   You’ll be able to work both independently and as part of a team and possess good interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.


You will possess a good understanding of engineering principles, with experience in; delivering solutions to technical problems, engineering design/design analysis, undertaking technical calculations and 2D drawing production for manufacture.


You will also possess the following;
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
 
The following would be highly advantageous;
  • Chartership with the relevant institution or working towards Chartership.
  • Experience in 3D Computer Aided Design

About Us 

 

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations

 

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market.  Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

 

Additional Information

 

This is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the Energy sector in the UK. As part of a single Energy business, there will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our Energy clients and also for international travel as part of the global Energy business.

 

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training for all of our staff.

 

Although the team is based in Whitehaven, the wider Energy business has locations around the country and opportunities also exist at various client sites. Flexibility on work location and a willingness to undertake secondments to other sites from time to time as required is an important aspect of how we work and we want you to be comfortable with this culture.

 

Reward & Benefits

 

Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.  Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy. 


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