Senior Mechanical Engineer

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to work on a long term contract basis in the Oxford area.

Rate is c£42-45 Ltd per hour

Main purpose of the role:

  • The Engineer is principally a hands-on design based role with a degree of team leadership within discipline
  • Delivery of all discipline design and engineering to meet the requirements of the Concept Design Review & Preliminary Design Review Gate
  • Engineers are the main interface between senior management and hands-on design
  • Prepare supporting design calculations and specifications to substantiate design.

Key responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer

  • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, in liaison with client and project team.
  • Check standard design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team.
  • Actively contribute to design reviews, safety reviews (Risk Assessments and HAZOP’s) from technical standpoint.
  • Produce design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works; design calculations; method statements; risk assessments; technical files and other technical documentation to comply with design standards; safety legislation / regulatory requirements and the needs of the client.
  • Ensure quality and delivery of design documentation throughout the design phases.
  • Compliance with safety and statutory regulations (e.g. CDM; CE etc).
  • Develop cost effective technical solutions.
  • Demonstrable competence gained in a design delivery position.
  • Design delivery in discipline specific area through conceptual; preliminary and detail design phases.
  • Knowledge of design standards and design based risk assessment would be an advantage.

Position of the Mechanical Engineer within the organisation:

  • Reports to Senior Engineer or Design Manager.
  • Normally manage a project involving a team of up to 3 engineering staff, although team may be supplemented from elsewhere.
  • Responsible for managing quality, progress and cost of the work undertaken by their team.
  • Maybe responsible for managing project subcontracts.
  • Interacts with engineers of other disciplines internally and externally.
  • Supervises support staff.
  • Responsible for communications within project team

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


  • Preferably degree qualified within a relevant area of the discipline though not essential. Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant area of the discipline.
  • SC Cleared
  • Membership of a discipline specific Institute (e.g. I MechE; I Structural Eng; CIBSE; IChemE etc).


  • Degree Qualified in a relevant technical/engineering discipline.
  • Registered with discipline specific Engineering Council.
If the Mechanical Engineer role could be of interest to you, please call Rebecca at GPW Recruitment or press APPLY NOW!