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Chief Mechanical Engineer Posted Dec 07
Datasource Computer Employment , Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom
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Job Role: Chief Mechanical Engineer

Location: Bristol

Type: Permanent

Salary/Rate: Very Competitive & Great Benefits

Start Date: ASAP

Clearance: SC Clearance Required

The responsibilities

Provide strong technical representation to clients providing reassurance of technical ability and the overall quality of the work delivered.

Take responsibility for the internal technical governance and quality of all deliverables to several major clients.

Give technical leadership and oversee a wide group of project teams delivering to a number of key clients.

Guide, mentor and support senior engineers and teams of engineers working under your purview.

Provide suitable guidance and judgement regarding methods, approaches, standards, best practice

Support bidding activities and the production of detailed proposal documents from a technical perspective with responsibility for final technical sign-off of proposal documents.

Manage task delivery against Time, Cost and Quality requirements.

Support our design/engineering process through reviewing and checking colleagues' work.

Develop and maintain senior technical relationships with key clients, including leading presentations and developing solutions to their problems with them.

Take an active role in the strategic development of the Mechanical Design and Analysis team and their technical capability.

Degree-qualified or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, and preferably a Fellow Level Engineer with a suitable engineering Institution (IMechE, IStructE, etc.).

Essential Criteria

Strong interpersonal skills

Leadership skills with specific experience of managing mechanical engineering design teams.

Experience of working in the defence/nuclear sector with knowledge of the related design processes and procedures.

Knowledge of the nuclear safety systems design and safety case appreciation.

Nuclear engineering and the design substantiation process experience

Extensive experience of delivering complex infrastructure projects across a variety of different disciplines.

The ability and experience to advise clients on mechanical handling systems and large infrastructure projects

The ability to apply existing technical expertise and a sound understanding of mechanical engineering principles across varied projects and domains.

Experience of Cradle to grave design from requirements capture through options development, concept design, scheme design, detailed design and manufacture through to installation, testing and commissioning.

A proven track record of delivering complex technical solutions in challenging timescales.

Willingness to travel to clients' sites around the country to assist in winning new work and delivering current projects.

A desire to be challenged and to contribute to the success of the business.

Desirable Criteria

Experience in the following technical areas is desirable:

Stress analysis

Computer Aided Design

Mechanical handling systems eg cranes, hoists, pressure systems etc.

Nuclear engineering and the design substantiation process.


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Employment Type: Permanent