Mechanical Engineer

£38 - £45 per hour
10 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Luke Kelsey
Contract Type
Full Time

To design, select, specify and requisition the Mechanical Engineering scope of works for the projects and proposals in which the company participates.


Exercised : Direction of day-to-day activities/tasks for Mechanical Design Draughtsmen/women on allocated projects and proposals.

Additionally, where nominated as project Lead Mechanical Engineer, the direction of day-to-day activities for allocated Mechanical Engineers.

Received : Direction from the Engineering Manager on technical, administrative and personnel matters.

Direction from project / proposals team for day-to-day activities/tasks for those allocated projects / proposals.

Principle Duties:

To fully define by means of schedules, data sheets, calculations, specifications and reports the Mechanical Engineering scope of works for projects and proposals.

To direct the Draughtsmen/women in the production of drawings and other documentation as required and to be responsible for the checking for accuracy, completeness and fitness thereof.

Prepare requisitions to enable the purchase of equipment, materials and services. Access submitted quotations for technical compliance including fitness for purpose, responding to queries and clarifications as necessary. Make recommendations for acceptance to the purchasing team and check purchase orders and subcontracts for technical correctness.

Respond to technical queries raised by vendors, review and approval of design drawings, documents or instructions and, if required, to carryout inspections and tests during and on completion of manufacture.

To maintain and keep up to date the design information, drawings and documents, throughout the project stages including identifying and making revisions to requisitions.

To attend site or other works to conduct surveys, make investigations and attend meetings as necessary.

Comply with company procedures and work instructions, guide notes and other information that forms part of the quality assurance, health and safety and environmental management systems.

To identify and properly document all variations to and deviations from the original scope of engineering works.

Management of own and sub-ordinates time to agreed targets such that effort is efficiently spent.

To communicate fully with the project team members and others on matters relating to the project including checking of others work as required.

To assist in the production, tracking and reporting of the project programme.

To assist in site testing and site commissioning work, as required.

To contribute to the preparation of Operation and Maintenance Manuals.

To fully participate in the development of procedures and systems for use within the Engineering Department.

To comply with all Health and Safety responsibilities commensurate

with the role, as outlined in the Health and Safety policy.

Any other duties commensurate with the position as may be assigned

from time to time.

Desirable Qualifications:

A degree level qualification (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent mix of formal education and practical experience. Demonstrable relevant experience is required.

Performance Measures:

Accuracy and quality of own and sub-ordinates engineering work.

Ability to meet own and sub-ordinates target timescales for work

Ability to work within a team environment.

Contribution made to the continuous improvement of the Mechanical Engineering function within the Company.

Conformance with the Company’s Quality Assurance, Health & Safety and Environmental Management systems.

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