Mechanical Coordinator in Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom

Were recruiting for a Mechanical Coordinator to support growth on a new framework providing professional services to the exciting New Build project at Hinkley Point C (HPC). There are a number of areas of work including fantastic opportunities in Site Engineering based at or near HPC construction site in a fantastic location set on the Severn estuary in Somerset as well as support to the Technical Management Authority, Design Authority, Commissioning and other teams based in Bristol with potential to be based in the Wood office in Gloucester for a proportion of the time.

This role is crucial to the success of the HPC project and the work output will help to form the basis of operation of the plant in future years. The successful candidate will work in teams with both Wood and customer staff and will be expected to interact in a professional manner at all times, delivering work to time, cost and quality whilst maintaining an unerring focus on safety of themselves and others.

This role is your chance to be involved in one of the largest construction projects in Europe and to help successfully deliver the plant that will help power a large proportion of UK homes and businesses in the future. Were excited about this project and this opportunity and we hope you are as well.

We want you to join our team

Whilst this opportunity is specifically to support HPC, were growing our offices in Gloucester and Bristol on the back of several significant opportunities in the nuclear new build and existing generation programmes.  Were a professional, friendly and supportive team, and can offer exciting and challenging development opportunities across a range of projects. The South West of England is a dynamic and thriving environment in which to take the next step in your career.

Were looking for people

Who have experience or transferrable skills into the nuclear industry or other highly-regulated industries.  If youre interested in driving your career forward, then wed like to meet with you and discuss this exciting opportunity.

Working within our team, you will form a key part of our dynamic engineering community potentially supporting a wide range of projects and clients across the nuclear industry, primarily for customers in new build and generating reactors but also with possibilities to support teams from other offices in decommissioning, defence and on fusion reactor work. 

Key responsibilities for this role include the application of Nuclear Safety Principles, supporting the site installation and delivery of mechanical engineering designs.

The Mechanical Coordinator will be responsible for activities such as:

  • Managing the interface with other members of the Team,
  • Monitor KPI and general performance,
  • Tracks input data to be provided by others.

Knowledge and skills in several of the following will be essential to be successful as part of the team:

  • Interface management
  • KPI management and reporting
  • An understanding of mechanical plant and equipment installation
  • An understanding of design changes resulting from site installation
  • Resolution of engineering challenges/clashes/etc. during the installation phase.
  • An understanding of change management

Success in this role will be measured by achieving an excellent standard of delivery with no issues in the work output. Customer satisfaction and further growth of work to support the business will also be key measures of success in our consultancy-based business.

Our business is largely consultancy-based and so the level of influence for any task is largely dependent upon the skill and experience of the individual.

Typically, we would expect a Mechanical Coordinator to:

  • Work with other members of the team, on-site contractors and stakeholders from within the customer organisation in order to reach satisfactory outcomes
  • Successfully deliver tasked work whilst challenging anything that is unclear
  • Be proactive and have an ability to engage with stakeholders and challenge in an open, confident and clear manner
  • Influence customer stakeholders to ensure that the right decisions are made in the context of the work undertaken

About Wood

Woods nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.



Skills / Qualifications

  • A sound technical or engineering background with a minimum of a 2:1 in a scientific or engineering degree and demonstrable experience, preferably in the Nuclear industry
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and present complex arguments in a well-structured manner, suitable for a varied audience
  • Demonstrable communication skills with stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Awareness and understanding of the purpose of Safety Cases in the Nuclear industry
  • Ability to work in a team in a multidisciplinary environment, potentially in a construction site environment
  • Ability to think innovatively and solve complex problems
  • Experience of working in a safety and safety case environment within either the nuclear industry, or a similar highly regulated industry such as petrochemical or rail (preferable)
  • Knowledge and experience of the application of some or all of the following techniques would be beneficial: mechanical plant, rotating equipment, piping, structural steelwork, HVAC, building services
  • Knowledge/experience of operating in an environment with a graded approach to quality processes

Personal attributes:

  • Act with integrity and possess a conscientious approach
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work collaboratively with other teams and/or organisations to create new opportunities
  • This role will require full time work in the centre of Bristol and/or Barnwood, Gloucester, and at HPC construction site in Somerset. Other projects may also be available at other locations within the UK
  • Outgoing and personable with a successful track record of developing relationships with customers at all levels.

What do you get?

As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

For you:

  • A competitive reward package
  • Work life balance We offer flexible working; we have core and flex hours in all our permanent office locations. You can also buy up to an additional weeks holiday and we also have a time off in lieu system.  We are also introducing enhanced payment of family friendly benefits maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave
  • Private healthcare for all staff
  • Flexible benefits where you can have access to travel insurance, critical illness cover, dental benefit, childcare vouchers, cycle to scheme and more
  • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 countries you will have access to international career opportunities
  • For your peace of mind we offer life insurance benefit on top of a contributory pension scheme, as well as group income protection and life assurance benefit
  • To support you throughout your career you will have access to an Employee Assistance programme, which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions

For our communities:

  • We give back to our communities, we have a matched funding community investment programme. In our global business our people are showing commitment and courage to care for the communities we operate in. You can do this by supporting causes and raising funds for charities that are important to you, your colleagues and your local area



Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  <web address removed>  



Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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