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Rate £300 - £340

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Role: Design Engineer
Contracting Authority: AWE
Contract Length: 18 Months
Location: Base: Aldermaston – fulltime, 1 day per week on site, some travel to supplier sites
IR35: Out of Scope
Pay Rate: £300 – £340 

Job Description Summary

Provide designs for the Facility Design Authority (FDA) such that utilities, infrastructure, engineering processes, equipment and facilities are compliant with legislation, standards and requirements associated with engineering design throughout the facility lifecycle.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintain & promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security & quality and be a great team player.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislative documentation / standards associated with design engineering.
  • Application of knowledge to confirm designs are prepared which comply with relevant legislation, standards and requirements.
  • Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held in the company management system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with Company Assurance Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q) and statutory requirements.
  • Ensure the design intent is maintained throughout the lifecycle
  • Ensure application of standards is proportionate and that engineering best practice is adopted.
  • Elevate areas of concern to the relevant Principal Engineer.
  • Liaise with other discipline areas to ensure overall design intent is maintained.

Candidate Requirements with Recruiter notes:

  • Someone with capacity working with Pressure vessels – Vessel design, general engineering, fracture mechanics and Stress analysis
  • EN Codes – Someone with fundamental understanding of the code for pressure equipment
  • PD5500 regulations
  • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel codes
  • Someone who can help with the development of the design

Top 3 benchmarking criteria:

1. Pressure vessel experience
2. Highly regulated environment
3. Clear understanding of the fundamentals – stress, strain & plastic analysis

Tech experience:

  • MathCad
  • Ansys or equivalent Finite Element software

(Both beneficial but not essential)

Qualification & Certifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering Discipline
  • HNC minimum
  • Happy to accept someone who is NOT chartered but need to be highly experienced.
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