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We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work on a permanent basis in the Oxford area.

Salary is c£40-45,000 per annum

Our client is seeking someone ideally with a strong nuclear background or will consider candidates from a highly regulated industry; Oil&Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical etc.


The Mechanical Engineer is principally a hands-on design based role with a degree of team leadership. The Mechanical Engineer can be responsible for delivering a package of work within a project. You will have frequent liaison with other disciplines in the design team and within the client. Mechanical engineers are the main interface between senior engineers and hands-on detail design engineers.

Key responsibilities for a Mechanical Engineer:

  • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications and requirements.
  • Prepare supporting design calculations to substantiation of designs.
  • Check design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team
  • Actively contribute to design & safety reviews (Risk Assessments & HAZOP’s) from technical standpoint
  • Preparation of technical specifications in liaison with client and project team
  • Produce design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works, method statements, risk assessments, technical files and other technical documentation to comply with design standards, safety legislation/regulatory requirements and those of the client
  • Prepare installation, commissioning and operating documents
  • Planning & allocation of workload to members of design team in order to deliver packages of work
  • Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design.

Ideally you will have the following skills, experience and attributes…


  • A recognised engineering qualification such as HNC / HND / Degree.
  • Membership of a discipline specific Institution (e.g. IMechE; IstructE; IED)
  • >5 Years’ experience in the role of design in a nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
  • Good understanding of Inventor & AutoCAD.
  • Experience in design for manufacture.
  • Good knowledge of detail design and detailed drawing production within a high tech industry environment.
  • Ability to working to tight deadlines & a strong team player attitude.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions.
  • Good understanding of Statutory and safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.
  • Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Customer/client liaison skills and good commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.
  • Knowledge of generic mechanical principle such as forces, stresses, materials selection & design principles


  • Degree Qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline.
  • Expertise and experience gained in the nuclear industry.
  • Inspection, Installation, Commissioning experience (site or planning)
  • Management and technical delivery of medium sized design teams in the delivery of scheme / preliminary design packages
  • Management of sub-contractors.
  • Inventor modelling skills.
  • Experience in delivering piping and skid projects.
  • Glovebox design and manufacture.
  • Strong knowledge and high standards in drafting and drawing checking
If the Mechanical Engineer role could be of interest to you, please call Rebecca at GPW Recruitment or press APPLY NOW!

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