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Senior Mechanical Designer at Jacobs

Senior Mechanical Designer

Jacobs Warrington, Cheshire Full Time
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Jacobs is the Design and Engineering partner for Sellafield under the PPP (Programme and Project Partners). This is 20-year arrangement to deliver ~£7bn of major projects. We are identifying our best people to deliver this programme.

Sellafield are looking to adopt high value experience from across comparable highly complex regulated sectors and want to transform project delivery across its estate. Working in a fully collaborative environment, there are three core parts of the PPP scope: delivery of major projects, site-wide project delivery improvements and provision of supporting PPP services.  Jacobs provide the front-end design and engineering capability and services required to deliver major projects and site wide project delivery improvements.  The programme will deliver innovation in solutions and schedule underpinning the decommissioning plan for the site.

Being part of the PPP Team offers a unique opportunity to be part of a team driving change and innovation in design and execution of engineering, safety and delivery solutions in one of the most complex industrial sites in the UK if not the world.

As a result of increasing demand for our services, there are significant opportunities for you, as a Senior Mechanical Designer to support a key project within the nuclear business.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of development type work producing cutting edge mechanical equipment and testing rigs underpinning new technology and providing an excellent service to our customers.


  • Production of computer aided design drawings from concept level through to manufacturing detail, meeting relevant standards and our own expected high engineering standards and specifications
  • Ensuring design deliverables meet required standards of accuracy and quality, that all drawings are appropriately verified and performing verification of colleagues’ drawings 
  • Working as part of a team with multi-disciplinary engineers and scientists – mechanical, electrical/C&I etc.
  • Supporting other related activities across the Nuclear business including liaising with project management and directly with customers.

  • HNC/HND in a relevant engineering subject and/ or demonstrable design experience
  • Computer literate, including competent in the use of Excel for calculations
  • Knowledge of the principles of engineering drawing to support manufacturing requirements
  • Experience in designing mechanical components and systems
  • Knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, remote operations in a nuclear environment or mechanical handling preferred
  • Experienced in AutoDesk AutoCAD and AutoDesk Inventor 2D/3D design software
  • Ability to work accurately, flexibly and to integrate own work with other discipline areas, whilst working to tight programme and budget constraints
  • Have a high awareness of personal safety


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