Mechanical Engineer

Job type:
10 months
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
flag_no United Kingdom
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Sopra Steria Recruitment is working in partnership with a major public sector client in the UK. We are currently recruiting a Mechanical Engineer for an initially 10 month contract based in Harwell, Oxford, Didcot.


  • The post holder will collaborate closely with scientific and engineering teams to evolve Laser upgrade schemes for future capability as well as support for the current infrastructure.
  • The role will be primarily office based using Solid Edge 3D CAD.
  • Funded schemes will undergo detail design and detailing and the post holder will project manage the production, assembly and commissioning.
  • It is expected that multiple projects in a range of states will run concurrently.
  • List of Duties/Work Programme/Responsibilities Conceptual design, detail design and detailing of complex precision hardware.
  • To place and progress orders for the manufacture of components and assemblies, and procurement of standard hardware. To supervise and lead contract design effort as required to meet the objectives of the facility.
  • To carryout analysis and calculations as required to ensure engineering designs comply with sound engineering practice.
  • To be responsible for the safety and life cycle of the hardware/project in their control.
  • To project manage their projects and work packages.

Essential experience:

  • Knowledge and Experience A sound knowledge of mechanical engineering, manufacturing techniques and materials.
  • A sound understanding of mechanical engineering safety issues.
  • Computer literate, able to generate mechanical drawings and keep computer records.
  • Able to perform the normal calculations associated with mechanical engineering.
  • Able to work from drawings and written/verbal instructions.
  • Knowledge of vacuum technology.
  • Knowledge of pressure systems and gas technology.
  • Experience of leading project work. Personal Skills/qualities Good at problem solving.
  • Able to plan and organise work.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Able to work in a team with a can-do attitude.
  • Flexible, able to work with engineers and other disciplines, both staff and visiting scientists.
  • Able to work under pressure to deadlines.
  • Able to communicate well.

Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited acts as both an employment business and as an employment agency.

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates would be contacted via Call/Email.

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