Principal Engineer – Mechanical Systems

Treverbyn Rd, Plymouth PL7 4ER, Royaume-Uni
Assystem Energy & Infrastructure
Principal Engineer – Mechanical Systems

• The purpose of the Principal Engineer – Mechanical Systems post is:
• To manage the delivery of mechanical engineering work packages to the required scope, quality, schedule and cost.
• Responsible for managing the technical aspects of the mechanical engineering packages from identification of the need, through to handover.
• The Principal Engineer – Mechanical Systems post operates as part of the Strategic Infrastructure Business Unit.

Principal Tasks and Responsibilities

• Lead and manage one or more technical design packages agreeing project related objectives, managing designer performance and making appropriate technical management responses. Provide Subject Matter Expert advice as per discipline.
• Ensure that the design documentation covers the scope of operations required by the Project Manager and is produced to agreed standards, schedule and budget.
• Plan for effective project implementation, identifying key factors and leading the project’s technical planning process.
• Ensure that the processes and activities being managed are appropriately documented with appropriate records maintained and configuration and quality controls applied.
• Ensure that staff and contractors are familiar with the hazards and risks associated with the work undertaken by the delegated engineering team through effective management and communication of the Risk Assessment.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

• A degree in an appropriate engineering discipline.
• Chartered Engineer, registered with Engineering Council.

Nuclear Introductory Course or equivalent nuclear and/or marine system knowledge.

• Design of mechanical and nuclear process systems e.g. fresh water, demineralised water, radioactive effluent processing etc.;
• Design of industrial gas systems e.g. low and high pressure air, welding gases etc.;
• Design of mechanical building services;
• Knowledge of seismic analysis for mechanical process equipment;
• Experience of substantiation of process equipment for justification of Nuclear Safety Functions.


• The post holder must be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and skills required in the technical management of complex design development throughout the design lifecycle
• Provide expert advice to the sub-contracted design houses to enable them to develop the design
• Sound understanding of engineering design and safety practice as relevant to discipline, post and project requirements
• Sound project specification, planning, project management and budgeting experience
• Sound understanding of Company and departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements, and ability to manage projects in accordance with these procedures
• Working knowledge of relevant engineering office computer applications
• Experience of the design support to construction, operation, refit/repair of conventional and nuclear submarines and/or facilities

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Principal Engineer – Mechanical Systems

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