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21 Aug 2018

Permanent Senior Mechanical Engineer – Water / Wastewater

 Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Globally, our client sets the gold standard for the water and natural resources sector as well as being one of the top engineering consultancies in the NCE listings. In the UK they have been selected by a number of key clients to provide strategic consultancy services and have consequently opened a Bristol Office This position represents an exciting opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join and help grow and lead the team in at the newly opened regional office.

The primary purpose of role is to support Project Managers and Project Technical Leads by providing technical expertise to ensure that projects are delivered to cost, schedule, technical and quality standards that meet both client and internal company expectations. As part of the Design Team the role has responsibility for providing support in all areas of Mechanical Engineering in the development of efficient technical solutions that will deliver improvements to treatment facilities and infrastructure in line with Client strategic requirements. Duties include:

• Technical expertise in mechanical engineering
• Appropriate knowledge of the Water Industry
• Experience in asset surveys, feasibility, outline and detailed design, construction support and commissioning of mechanical plant and equipment
• Experience in undertaking DSEAR Assessments and Audits, ensuring compliance with client and regulatory requirements
• Responsible for supporting the Project Technical Lead and Project Manager to ensure the successful delivery of robustly defined technical solutions
• Undertake feasibility, scoping and design activities on projects within the required timescales and within agreed design budgets
• Undertake production of technical reports, calculations, development of design and construction drawings and specifications in compliance with relevant industry standards. Ensure all solutions are safe to build, operate and maintain
• Preparation of the Business Case Reports clearly defining the project proposals for submission for governance approval
• Provide technical design support during the procurement, installation and commissioning of the selected solution
• Work closely with the all parties in the project team to ensure the right solution is delivered
• Communicate and quantify any residual risks associated with the preferred solution
• Work collaboratively with Client, Project and Contractor Teams to deliver integrated design solutions
• Investigate and apply innovative approaches that will improve the way we work and drive efficiency
• Maintain up to date technical knowledge of survey, design, drafting, project and contract management standards and techniques
• Liaise with client and ensure that programmes and projects are managed effectively to ensure delivery in a manner which meets quality, time and budget specifications
• Maintain communication and develop ongoing relationships with clients, stakeholders and customers as required
• Undertake appropriate research of existing assets and investigation and design modifications / improvements
• Provide leadership and co-ordination of the Mechanical Engineering Team locally to support the Regional and Technical Discipline Lead
• Undertake the design activities using appropriate software and applying relevant design standards
• Using appropriate software to provide advice, solutions and successful project outcomes for clients

To be considered a suitable applicant for the role you will need the following attributes:

• Degree qualified (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant subject
• Professionally qualified and member of a relevant engineering institution e.g. CEng IMechE
• Experience in the design of treatment facilities and mechanical infrastructure, with experience in the water industry
• Experience in power generation and Energy from Waste Sectors would be beneficial
• Knowledge of DSEAR assessment, SIL analysis and HAZOPs
• Computer literate with a good understanding of appropriate software packages
• Knowledge and skills in the in the planning, specification, design procurement and commissioning of projects
• Possess sound knowledge of current legislation and able to work in accordance with QA and H&S procedures.
• Able to integrate well into a team as well as work independently
• Experienced level of decision making and ability to prioritise and manage conflicting demands
• Strong communication skills all levels with the client, suppliers, contractors and design team – both written and oral
• Excellent organisational skills and able to multi-task
• Must be able to plan and prioritise work load effectively
• Experience of mentoring staff
• Excellent client service focus
• Flexible approach to work

A highly competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate for this key position. To register your interest please apply by following instructions or call Paul Massocchi on 0117 973 8507 for a confidential discussion.

Job Categories: Water / Waste Water. Job Types: Permanent. Salaries: Negotiable.

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