Mechanical Engineer - Mechanical Handling Systems

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    Plymouth, Devon

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    £35.00 - £55.00 per hour

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    Stephen Slade

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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MECHANICAL ENGINEER - Mechanical Handling Systems

Location: Plymouth

Rate: £35.00 - £55.00/hr

Duration: 6 months

Are you a Mechanical Engineer who has previous experience with Mechanical Handling Systems?

Have you previously worked within a nuclear controlled environment?

Would you enjoy working on the South Cost within HMNB Devonport Dockyard helping to improve the submarine docking capability that will improve the ability to sustain submarines at sea.


  • A Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
  • Ideally a Chartered Engineer registered with Engineering Council or equivalent.
  • Nuclear Introductory Course or equivalent nuclear and / or marine system knowledge.

Main Purpose of Role

As a Responsible Engineer for Mechanical Handling Systems you will be required to ensure systems are designed against a clear statement of compliance with defined requirements, including demonstration that the design meets relevant Health Safety & Environmental and specified nuclear safety requirements.

  • Lead and manage one or more technical design packages agreeing project related objectives, managing technical teams producing the designs and making appropriate technical management responses.
  • Ensure that the design documentation covers the scope of operations required by the Project Manager and is produced to agreed standards, schedule and budget.
  • Plan for effective project implementation, identifying key factors and leading the project's technical planning process.
  • Ensuring effective Quality Management arrangements operate and deliver through compliance with the clients' Business Management System and Technical Manual.
  • Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied.
  • Ensure that staff and contractors are familiar with the hazards and risks associated with the work undertaken by the delegated engineering team through effective management and communication of the Risk Assessment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences

Ideally, you will have experience in:

  • Design of cranes in Nuclear Regulated environment with proven experience in substantiation thereof.
  • Knowledge of lifting techniques, processes etc. applicable to a nuclear licensed production environment.
  • Design of conventional mechanical handling equipment to support production activities within a dry dock facility, particular focus on materials handling and flow required.
  • Control and protection systems (including SIL rated).
  • Seismic analysis of mechanical handling systems.
  • Substantiation of high integrity mechanical handling systems.

Must be eligible for SC Clearance

For further information and to discuss this role further, please contact Stephen Slade on 0161 924 3959