Senior/Lead Mechanical Engineer
Amec Foster Wheeler
Faslane, United Kingdom
5d ago

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood are currently recruiting for a Senior / Lead Mechancial Engineer with experience of working in the Nuclear Industry.

Wood are looking for someone with a good broad ranging mechanical background who is used to taking the lead and has a demonstrable track record of delivering mechanical projects effectively within a highly regulated environment.

The role provides the opportunities to develop technically and managerially. Wood are looking for candidates who deliver well and also encourage and develop others to do so within their teams.

As part of the Wood team, the successful candidate will potentially lead on a broad range of mechanical projects within a variety of environments.

About 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.

Skills / Qualifications

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
  • Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft office 2010 packages
  • 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 in Mechanical engineering
  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer or similar demonstrable experience
  • Familiarity of Defence / Nuclear sector would be advantageous
  • Familiarity / understating of hazardous materials
  • 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 counties 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.

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