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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Dorset

Ref no. BHN570763
Location Dorset, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Looking to join an Innovative company? The company not only produce products which are used in some of the most challenging environments in the world but have a number of awards under their belt! 

Key skills required for this role

Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical, Engineer, Solidworks


Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical, Engineer, Solidworks

Job description


Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency* 

Working: Possible Flexible and some remote working potentials. 

Want to work for a company who have been supporting the nuclear industry since its first major expansion in the 1960s? 

Join a reputable business who, have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme! 

Join a business who provides customers with solutions that give complete, long-term protection and control of safety critical systems. 

A trusted and reputable company; who's solutions have been integrated in nearly all of the UK's nuclear sites.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for providing technical expertise and oversight throughout the project life cycle, from initial requirements, through concept generation, development, and detailed final design.


  • Develop mechanical solutions across a variety of projects, using principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, and material science as required.
  • Use analytical techniques and recognised tools to design out potential design and process failures.
  • Apply nuclear standards (e.g. ASME) to ensure proposed design solutions meet industry requirements.
  • Evaluate products by designing and conducting appropriate design, development, verification and validation methods.
  • Produce technical evaluations and engineering assessments of proposed design solutions.
  • Produce technical drawings for manufacture and installation, to national and internationally recognized standards.
  • Create technical reports and documentation to support manufacture as required.
  • Provide technical collaboration with customers and suppliers.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Liaising with the Project Management team to ensure progress, and that goals and milestones are aligned.
  • Provide clear progress reports, estimates to completion and risks to project managers and Mechanical Engineering Manager.
  • Assess project requirements and agree budgets, timescales and specifications with customer and/or Mechanical Engineering Manager.
  • Develop plans, processes, and procedures, including work packages as required to support the execution of project milestones.
  • Take on responsibility to support the project engineering team to develop and deliver a solution that is technically and commercially viable.
  • Support the coordination and management of engineering tasks for a project, ensuring on time and on budget deliver.
  • Technical oversight and guidance of mechanical engineers.
  • Support bids by providing technical solutions, estimates, and plans.

Experience needed:

  • Qualified to degree level, or equivalent experience in a Mechanical/Aerospace/Automotive Engineering or similar discipline.
  • Experience in the design and assembly of products designed to operate in harsh environmental conditions.
  • Ability to communicate complex aspects of designs verbally and graphically.
  • A strong working knowledge of 3D modelling software such as Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks or similar.
  • Knowledge of analytical simulation techniques such as FEA, CFD, etc.
  • Experience designing jigs and fixtures.
  • Experience working with BoMs and detailed drawing packs.
  • Ability to write concise and detailed engineering reports and documentation for publishing.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment.
  • Application of ASME coding within a nuclear environment would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA, DFM/DFA and Root cause analysis.
  • Perform detailed reviews of engineering drawings.


  • Experience in the Defence / Nuclear / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be advantageous. 
  • Experience working with a variety of mechanical manufacturing processes and assembly techniques including welding, brazing and high vacuum would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of radioactive materials would be advantageous.
  • Leading engineering teams would be advantageous.

For full information, please get in touch!

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