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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Silchester

  • Job reference: AD-000603
  • Sector: Aerospace, Defence, Nuclear, Oil & Gas
  • Location: Silchester
About us
 
 
The Technology Services and Solutions team within our Defence business is currently expanding to meet strong demand from its main clients and need a senior mechanical engineer with Nuclear experience to join the team.. The team’s work supports a number of key Defence programmes including high integrity structures for new Defence establishments and the UK Submarine programme. We also deliver a significant amount of work aimed at refurbishing or rebuilding facilities, making use of our multidiscipline skills and client knowledge to deliver projects. Engineers working within the team therefore have the opportunity to challenge themselves through delivering interesting and varied projects for a range of different clients and industries. 
 
We are the largest consultant engineer to the UK Defence market. Our mission is to ensure success for our clients, whatever the challenge. Our multi-skilled experts cover land, sea and air, as well as information and communications and we work across the lifecycle of a platform, system or facility. We achieve success by working in close partnership with our clients, by matching our skills to their needs, being flexible, and by using our resources efficiently. Whether we’re delivering high quality engineering and technical services or programme management, we always deliver the solution that’s right for them.
 
Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and 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 offer a rewarding role, career development, an empowered and supportive working environment and competitive reward 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. 
 


The Responsibilities
 
To create optimal design solutions to address specified requirements
Produce substantiation calculations to demonstrate designs will perform as required
Author and update technical documents
Manage your delivery against Time, Cost and Quality requirements 
Support our QA process through review or checking colleagues’ work
Present your work to the client at formal reviews
Work within project teams, these may including placements at clients’ sites
Take responsibility for the quality and delivery of your work and maintain Atkins’ reputation
 
The Requirements
Degree-qualified or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership
 
Essential Criteria 
A sound understanding of mechanical engineering principles and their application to varied projects and domains
Experience in the production of design documentation, including optioneering reports, specifications and requirements capture documents
Experience in producing design calculations (preferably using MathCad)
Demonstrate creativity and experience across the design lifecycle including undertaking requirements capture, concept generation, development and down selection
Competent in producing technical calculations
Familiar with working to design codes and industry standards appropriate for a safety critical industry. 
Deal effectively with ambiguity and multiple problems whilst working to tight timescales
Participate and present material at formal design reviews
Be adaptable, supportive and a good listener
 
Desirable Criteria 
Experience in one or more of the following technical disciplines is desirable: 
 
High integrity mechanical handling equipment and operation in a safety critical environment (e.g. associated with Aerospace, Oil & Gas etc.)
Finite Element Analysis (ABAQUS, LS-DYNA or similar)
Computer Aided Design
Involvement in testing/commissioning of equipment into service
 
Experience in an equivalent safety critical industry is also desirable.
 
Although the role is based in Silchester, opportunities also exist at various client’s sites around the country. Flexibility on work location and a willingness to undertake secondments to other sites is essential.
 
 
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to an appropriate level security clearance being obtained
 
 

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