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Principal Mechanical Engineer


Posted on Jun 26, 2021 by Babcock

Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£55k - £65k Annual

Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Location: Leicester
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF35034

Job Purpose

The Principal Engineer provides leadership in the delivery of engineering and technical activities, through the application of process, domain knowledge and experience.

At this level; an experienced engineer, has a breadth of engineering knowledge & experience, resolves specific technical issues and problems, complies technical reports and accompanying presentations, provides, reviews and adheres to specifications in accordance with stakeholder requirements. Coaches, mentors and assists others on matters pertaining to mechanical engineering, developing business awareness, builds strong working relationships with stakeholders, works independently with limited technical direction or as part of a small team.

This is the level for an experienced engineer working a subject matter expert in pressure equipment and mechanical engineering. Understands concepts and principles, shapes, designs, develops and determines a solution to issues, and personally undertakes the most complex work within pressure equipment and mechanical engineering. Extends their business knowledge base in pressure equipment and mechanical engineering. Provides help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.

The role must be fully aware of, and adhere to, Health & Safety standards and be fully familiar with all authorised documentation, Good Practice Guides and ISO standards.

• Ensure effective management of multi discipline teams to ensure timely & efficient delivery of engineering work to meet customer agreed scope
• Supervise engineers/technical specialists
• Promote effective co-operation across Engineering and other functional teams
• Ensure effective management of the customer, including liaison and relationship development with existing and new customers, to aid the development of business, resolution of technical and delivery issues, and such that the customer is fully briefed and informed of progress
• Ensure technical management of the engineering output to ensure delivery of technical solutions in line with agreed technical scope
• Produce, review, verify and approve outputs including: calculations, analyses, technical reports, technical specifications and method statements
• Ensure that adequate review, verification and approval is undertaken on all their deliverables and for those under their direct control and supervision
• Ensure procedures, codes and standards are correctly identified and applied to engineering and technical activities
• Ensure application of highest standards for health and safety in immediate area of responsibility and ensure all team members across engineering co-operate with respect to company standards about matters on health, safety and environment, ethics and behaviours
• Manage resource demands and development of capability skills to match needs of assigned work scopes
• Ensure project and technical audits and reviews are planned & executed in order to impart learning and experience as appropriate and in line with agreed standards
• Maintain knowledge of Industry best practice, promote a culture of engineering best practice, support in driving cultural development and change
• Contribute to learning from experience (LfE) requirement, during and post project
• Support business development opportunities
• Exercise care for own health and safety and that of others as defined by Health and Safety legislation, adhere to endorsed Company policy, procedures and delegations (e.g. Health & Safety, Diversity & Inclusion, Performance & Development Reviews and Finance etc.) Ensure application of highest standards for health and safety in immediate area of responsibility and ensure individual co-operation with respect to company standards about matters on health, safety and environment, ethics and behaviours
• Support the business winning process through input into or review of tender requirements, including estimates
• Leading Self: Is a role model, demonstrating Cavendish principles, promoting health, safety and wellbeing, respect and inclusion
• Leading Others: Owns the performance and development of their team members, including effective and ongoing communication and feedback
• Leading Resources: Responsible for effective planning and organisation of resources to deliver on customer promises


• Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience
• Chartered/Incorporated Engineer status
• Capable of using technical and engineering expertise to specify/design pressure equipment (pressure vessels/piping) for use in industrial applications
• Able to select materials for the intended application
• Able to produce commissioning and testing programmes
• Familiar with production and review of P&IDs, system diagrams, isometric drawings, detail and assembly drawings
• Demonstrable experience in the application of industry standard design codes and regulations such as BS EN 13480 and 13445, ASME B31, PD 5500, ASME VIII, PED and PER
• Demonstrable experience in managing teams to deliver activities on a range of project types
• Demonstrable experience in covering a variety of tasks across a range of complexities
• Excellent communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines

• Member of relevant institute or significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council
Experience in managing engineering scope for Projects from concept design to full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
Breadth and depth of experience in a range of commercial or defence projects

What else do I need to know?
• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview

Application Guidance

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Reference: 1237396086

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