Mechanical Design Engineer - Contract - Scotland

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Mechanical Design Engineer
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

12 Month Contract
Thurso, Scotland - Remote working during COVID-19 Restrictions - thereafter will be required onsite 2/3 days a week

In Scope of IR35
£300 a day via Umbrella

You must be either hold valid SC Clearance or be eligible to undergo SC Clearance.


The Dounreay FCA North Programme

The Fuel Cycle Area (FCA) is a significant element of the Dounreay site decommissioning programme consisting of multiple Legacy fuel processing facilities which collectively represent one of the sites most major decommissioning challenges. The FCA-North Programme is responsible for strategy development for the critical path elements of FCA decommissioning, including planning Legacy facility decommissioning and enabling new build waste processing plant projects. The programme objective is Front End project development with the objective of identifying and actualising cost and schedule improvements against the existing site baseline.

The FCA North programme team is multidisciplinary team responsible for all aspects of project definition including requirements development, deliverables definition, supply chain oversight, contract management and design delivery. These are technically very challenging projects requiring a high degree of stakeholder engagement for successful delivery.

All roles require strong, technically minded team players, ideally bringing previous nuclear experience, a sense of humour and a can-do attitude.


A vacancy has arisen within Strategic Programme Directorate for a Mechanical Design Engineer to provide Designs in 2D & 3D CAD. The Job Holder will part of the support group of engineers servicing the FCA North Programme and supporting the Project Managers in the development and implementation of projects that are included within the FCA(North) Decommissioning Programme.

Main Responsibilities -

  • Mechanical CAD design/sketches for layouts concepts in support of project definition.
  • Full design of minor enabling mechanical packages where required.
  • Support Intelligent customer support to delivery contracts including peer review of mechanical design.
  • Provide Quality Control and Management of both 2D drawings and 3D Models produced in support of the delivery projects including transfer management and transfer to the DSRL site record systems.
  • Produce/co-ordinate Project Documentation including statement of requirements, project plans, technical specifications and project reports.
  • Project support including site surveys, drawing and document searches and technical notes.
  • Approved drawing checker for Mechanical Design including compliance with DRSL standards and procedures.


  • HND in Science/Engineering or equivalent qualifications plus experience
  • Experience: 10 years design including chemical process and mechanical handling
  • Experience: 5 years in multi-discipline design projects including role as design lead.
  • Experience: 5 years in CAD 2D & 3D modelling including AutoCad and Inventor.
  • Able to carryout scoping calculations and structural analysis.
  • Able to demonstrate good organisational and planning skills
  • Good safety awareness including CDM, Industrial and Nuclear
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to organise/co-ordinate staff/contract resources
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team
  • A positive approach, self-motivated, assertive and ability to use initiative

Why Join DSRL?

Dounreay has a rich tradition of innovation in Science and Engineering since the 1950's, and that continues as we decommission the facility. It is unique both in the UK and internationally as it represents the short phase of nuclear fast breeder technological development. The UK is one of the global leaders in Nuclear and the Decommissioning sector and the site is one of the most challenging in the NDA Portfolio. It has been a vital source of jobs and prosperity within the local community and the NDA are committed to assisting in helping develop future economic opportunities with local and national government leaders. The site has well established international links, particularly with Japan. We are looking for people who are qualified, motivated and want a career in the NDA. Our number one priority is Safety, and we expect our Leaders to lead by example. As part of the DSRL Team you will be expected to collaborate closely with each of the other NDA Businesses, and take a lead role within the industry. Alan Cumming Group Director of Nuclear Operations, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

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