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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Amec Foster Wheeler

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Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the nuclear industry to join our Decommissioning business. This role will be based in our Birchwood office in the North West of the UK but there will be a need for periodic visits to client sites, as projects require.

The Decommissioning business provides a mixture of high added value consultancy, engineering and project management support, and delivery of EPC projects, to major clients in the UK and Overseas across both the civil nuclear and defence industries, including Dounreay, Sellafield Limited, Urenco and Magnox. We are proud to have supported these clients for many years, and our partnering arrangements will enable us to sustain and enhance this support in the long-term. We also deliver a number of projects for other private companies and academia needing decommissioning solutions.

The successful candidate will support the engineering manager with the management, direction and coordination of the Project Engineering work and interrelation with Project discipline teams. The Senior Mechanical Engineer is also responsible for implementing Engineering Procedures and maintaining the required standards of technical quality in the project work.

Your responsibilities will be supporting various and diverse nuclear clients providing Front End Engineering Design through to full life cycle project requirements including:

+ Waste retrieval and treatment

+ Decommissioning projects

+ POCO and care and maintenance projects

+ Technical assessment

+ Key discipline contributor in Feasibility and Optioneering Studies.

Wood Nuclear

Wood's nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment

Essential Skills and Experience

+ Self-starter with a professional approach and a technical background and industry experience

+ Wood are looking for a Senior / Lead Mechanical Engineer who has proven of experience within a nuclear or highly regulated environment.

+ Motivated individual with the ability to work to deadlines and communicate project progress

+ Good communication skills and ability to articulate information

+ Ability to interface and liaise with key client and internal stakeholders

+ Ensuring the requirements of the Health & Safety of Work act, CDM, Machineries Directive, and the COSHH regulations are understood and complied with

+ Committed to Continuous Professional Development

+ Wood are looking for candidates who are willing to travel to customer sites.

+ The candidates must be able to display a broad mechanical understanding in order to be able to undertake different projects in varied locations.

Desirable Skills and Experience

The following skills and experience would be advantageous:

+ Degree qualified or equivalent (eg HNC/HND with significant experience) in engineering discipline with extensive design experience

+ Chartered Mechanical Engineer or similar demonstrable experience

+ Familiarity of Nuclear sector would be advantageous

+ British National with eligibility to obtain and maintain full UK security clearance (SC)

What do you get?

As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

For you:

+ A competitive reward package

+ Work life balance - We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations.

+ Family friendly benefits - maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.

+ International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities.

+ For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as income protection and life assurance benefit.

+ To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions.

For our communities:

+ We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com?

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2019-62513

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Wood Plc

External Company URL: http://www.amecfw.com/

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