Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

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  • Location:

    Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £44959 - £50272 per annum

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    Hannah Pepper

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Design Office Section Leader to join their team within the Central Engineering department.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:-

+ Safely and effectively manage/motivate/coach/supervise the section. Supervise staff /ASWs/ junior designers and students, providing them with challenging projects, monitoring their progress and providing constructive feedback.

+ Demonstrate a good understanding of technical change control.

+ Assist users in the development of Configuration Identification to ensure systems are broken down in an appropriate manner.

+ Assist Designers/Work Package Managers interface with suppliers/contractors in defining the configuration management requirements.

+ Support all design aspects relating to assigned systems or components including repair, maintenance, replacement or upgrade projects.

Skills and knowledge required:-

+ A relevant engineering degree/HNC/apprenticeship or equivalent.

+ Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status with a suitable professional institution.

+ Leading teams and supervising other staff.

+ Experience in V5 CATIA /AutoCAD based CAD modelling and draughting. (As


+ Ability to perform exploratory design concepts using first principles

+ Proven capability in engineering design and a good working knowledge of manufacturing techniques/engineering materials.

+ Good working knowledge of structural engineering, vacuum systems, cryogenics, fabrications, machining and engineering materials.

+ Experience with working to design standards.