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ENGINEERING/DESIGN STUDIES/METHODS 2024-96272 2763 Warrington, Warrington, England Contractor (PAYE)

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Mechanical Engineer/Senior (Client side: 2336)


Engineer / Senior Mechanical Engineer 

Location: Birchwood Park or Glasgow

Hybrid – 3 days site based

Permanent or contract

Role Overview

Working for Nuvia in our Technical Services & Consultancy Business Unit you will be embedded into one of our clients supporting on the SMPrO project. You can be based in either the Birchwood Park or Glasgow office working on a hybrid model which will be 3 days per week site based. This role can be worked on a permanent basis or an initial 12-month contract which is likely to be extended.

Project details:

The SMPrO – Front End Definition (FED) deals with a range of requests from site and issues that require investigating from Gate 0 to Gate 2, for a Project to be initiated on sound basis of requirements.

This covers Stage 1 (Feasibility) and Stage 2 (Appraise and Select), i.e. Typically covering initial information gathering, investigations/inspections and Studies, involving ‘long list’ and ‘short list, success criteria, full stakeholder engagement, down selection, and development of a single preferred solution.

SMPrO FED have a requirement for a Mechanical Design Engineer to provide an initial design service through Stage1 and Stage 2 of the project/design process.

Key Responsibilities:

Working within a small multi-disciplined team to gather information, identify where/when investigations or inspections will be necessary to underpin viability and negate showstoppers, requirements definition, specification of any trials/R&D, and to provide experienced input and direction for the mechanical aspects of the feasibility and appraise and select phases of the study/project.

The issues will be varied for plant, pipework, transport etc dealing with High Active, Medium Active and Low Active waste streams etc.

Security Clearance Requirements:

BPSS is essential, SC clearance preferred.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant engineering discipline with 5 years of design delivery experience OR hold a HND/HNC with 10 years of design delivery experience.
  • Proficient user in AutoCAD and Inventor.
  • Familiar with SL systems such as Cimage.
  • Familiarity with crane and lifting equipment design, as such knowledge and past experience using crane and other design specifications and guides e.g. BS2573, The Machinery Regulations, LOLER, and PUWER are required.
  • Previous experience with producing mechanical based options/concept designs to align with Programme study report outputs and requirements.
  • Competent and proven design engineer, capable of producing designs, schemes, drawings, and supporting calculations who is familiar with the roles and application of the CDM regulations.
  • Familiarity with safety case principles and capable of providing design substantiation for equipment with designated nuclear safety functions to demonstrate that design solutions can meet the required safety function placed on it to the appropriate level.

Why us?

Nuvia - a subsidiary of VINCI construction - is an international company that operates across highly regulated sectors including Civil Nuclear and has a strong presence and history of delivery at nuclear sites in the UK and internationally.

Nuvia is a performance-driven company that is committed to the development of its people within a culture of safety, innovation, and excellence.

Nuvia UK is committed towards equality in employment.


NUVIA is a branch of VINCI, the world's largest integrated concessions and construction group. NUVIA is more specifically the nuclear entity of the VINCI Group and is involved in the entire life cycle of nuclear facilities, from new build to decommissioning, maintenance and operation. NUVIA is constantly growing, with more than 2700 employees worldwide. On average, 100 men and women join us every year. Now, more than ever, we are looking for new talent to support the group's growth.


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