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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Ref no. BHN555993
Location Huddersfield, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

My Client is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Water Sector

Key skills required for this role



Water Sector Experience

Job description

My Client is recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the Water Sector

The Role:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will deliver the mechanical design content of water industry projects as part of our multi-disciplined Water Design Team based in West Yorkshire.

Projects will include water and sewage works design. This will include the design delivery at all stages, from feasibility and optioneering through to detailed designs for construction.

The duties will range from surveying and reporting on existing installations, to determining the best mechanical solutions for pumping stations, treatment works, mechanical screening, sludge handling systems, pipework, gantry steelwork, etc.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will work closely with other engineers from the local team and occasionally with engineers from other water design offices and be responsible for the production of mechanical design packages for handover to our Construction teams, including writing the works information documentation, site reports, pump calculations, equipment specifications, installation specifications, lifting strategies, AutoCAD drawings such as P&ID's, pump and pipework arrangements, etc.


  • Develop effective concept design solutions that are consistent with the project brief.
  • Undertake a wide range of design work on all aspects of the functions design and maintenance.
  • Implement effective, value for money and innovative design solutions to meet technical and project requirements.
  • Maintain high technical standards, consistent with the project brief.
  • Process projects through preliminary and detailed design with particular emphasis on client requirements and innovation.
  • Liaise with clients and ensure their requirements are effectively communicated to the team.
  • Prepare and check engineering designs, calculations, and oversee drawing production
  • Prepare and check contract documents and scheme cost estimates
  • Prepare and check technical documents and reports and assist in the preparation of expressions of interest and tenders
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, particularly the CDM regulations.
  • Assist with contract preparation together with project planning and programming.
  • Project administration reporting to the Project Manager including monitoring programme, delivery, resources and budgets.
  • Inspection work, feasibility studies, cost estimating works and fees
  • Effective management and response of project related correspondence.
  • Responding to site design queries
  • Checks to ensure compliance with the integrated management system and assist in its development.
  • Support the team in the preparation of bids and delivery of services on other contracts

Role Specific Responsibilities:

  • Acting as a lead engineer on projects. Able to take on significant elements of the design, working on their own initiative, with minimal supervision.
  • Working within a team to obtain and analyse information, and report on findings.
  • Production of engineering drawings and reports. Site surveys. Use of engineering related packages such as AutoCAD and MS Office suite.

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree/HNC/HND or similar in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
  • Ability to produce mechanical design drawings using AutoCAD 2D would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Familiar with the use of Pump Calculation software for pump selection.
  • A good working knowledge of sewage and clean water processes.
  • Knowledge of both wet and dry well pumping stations, screening packages, compactors, sludge handling systems etc.associated with the water industry.
  • The ability to undertake site surveys and develop good practical engineering solutions.
  • A good knowledge of civil works would be beneficial (plinths, trenches, duct chambers)
  • Production of Design Hazard Risk Assessments and Pre-construction Information.
  • Be able to estimate working hours required at the beginning of a job to build Design Time Estimates.
  • To be able to run with several projects simultaneously.
  • A team player and communicator who can take a design from start to finish including site support to our project managers and construction team whilst working on his or her own initiative.
  • Willing to travel to sites to attend meetings.
  • Must have a driving license.

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