Junior Surveillance Mechanical Engineer

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18 days ago

Role Title: Junior Surveillance Mechanical Engineer

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater, Somerset (full time on site)

Rate: £Competitive - Umbrella only

As a mechanical surveillance engineer, you will join EIRA team in charge of the surveillance of the manufacturing and installation of nuclear equipment for worldwide power plants.

It is a rewarding experience that starts with comprehensive training and tutoring, with the objective of good respect of the contractual technical requirements, the manufacturing and installation follow-up of equipment's with the highest quality and safety level. The surveillance engineer is a key player during the installation phases as an in-the-field representative.

The surveillance engineer works closely with the other departments (quality, installation, project, engineering, procurement, expediting, cost) to ensure the conformity of the manufacturing or installation activities and of equipment's on factories or construction site.

EIRA team also gives the opportunity to develop technical skills on a wider range of equipment's, such as pressure vessel, steam generators, pumps, valves, instrumentation, and offers worldwide opportunity of experience.

Our client is looking for a mechanical engineer for the surveillance of the primary loop installation activities for the Hinkley Point EPR construction site.

Role purpose / summary

  • Ensure the conformity to the purchase order requirements at each step of the key installation steps, from reception to commissioning
  • Ensure the surveillance plan is respected
  • Review the Follow up Documents and End of Installation reports
  • Verify the approval and completeness of the applicable technical documentation set (welding book, non-destructive testing procedures, installation procedures)
  • Organize your own schedules of surveillance activities with the surveillance leader
  • Contribute to open points treatments and closure
  • Participate to progress meetings with installation, projects, suppliers or customers

Key Skills/ requirements

  • Min 1 year experience with technical degree qualification
  • Manufacturing processes knowledge (welding, foundry, forge)
  • Destructive (chemical or mechanical testing) and non-destructive testing (PT, UT, RT, EC, MT) knowledge
  • Quality fundamentals knowledge
  • Ability to read and understand the technical engineering documents of scheme
  • Fluent English (spoken and written)
  • Organisation
  • Capability to defend and explain own observations
  • Being critical and analytical minded to be able to identify deviations and to contribute to their resolution
  • Autonomy to manage the surveillance on-site schedule or business trip
  • Team working


  • Master's degree qualification in Science, with specialisation in Metallurgy, Material, Advanced Mechanics or general mechanical engineering.
  • Knowledge in welding or non destructive testing - desirable.

Additional information

  • Training: several months training periods on various localisation in France and Europe.
  • Some out of hours working will be required

All profiles will be reviewed against the required skills and experience. Due to the high number of applications, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants in the first instance. We thank you for your interest and the time taken to apply!

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