Westlakes Recruit are currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Engineer to be engaged on a permanent basis within the UK nuclear defence sector. Remote working will be fully supported for the role, however, there would need to be a willingness to travel to client offices in Reading as required. The Mechanical Engineer applies engineering domain knowledge competently to provide technical solutions in the delivery of products and services while developing domain knowledge, experience and leadership skills. At this level; an experienced engineer, is competent in a generalist subject area, resolves specific technical issues and problems, compiles technical reports and accompanying presentations, provides, reviews and adheres to specifications in accordance with stakeholder requirements. This is the level for a competent, experienced and skilled engineer who understands the concepts and principles in a generalist subject area; designs, develops or contributes to determination of solutions to problems and issues in a generalist subject area. Able to work on a range of engineering problems involving some complexity. Typically, works independently and under occasional supervision, can refer to others or seek guidance for more unusual or complex problems and situations. The role must be fully aware of and adhere to Health & Safety standards and be fully familiar with all authorised documentation, Good Practice Guides and ISO standards. Promote effective co-operation across Engineering and other functional teams Assist in effective management of the customer, through interfacing with customers and supply chain on design issues and assist with procurement specifications Ensure procedures, codes and standards are correctly identified and applied to engineering and technical activities. Ensure task and project risks are communicated appropriately Contribute to Product Safety Assessment process Provide a technical interface with internal and external stakeholders at a detailed level Carry out technical investigations and analysis to provide data for problem assessment/resolution and for design of improvements Contribute to process improvement within the operational and/or design lifecycle to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation Apply engineering domain knowledge to produce technical solutions and documentation in support of assigned task and project Produce, review, verify outputs including: calculations, analyses, technical reports, technical specifications and method statements Ensure appropriate review, verification and approval is undertaken on work performed Plan, deliver and monitor assigned tasks and projects, ensuring requirements are delivered to time, quality and cost Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development. Provide support to the Project Manager for the planning, control and delivery of tasks and projects Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority May act as Technical Authority or Engineering Lead when authorised to do so Essential: Engineering degree (or equivalent qualification) in relevant engineering discipline, with significant demonstrable experience Experience in working collaboratively in multi-discipline teams to deliver activities on a range of project types Demonstrable experience in covering a variety of tasks Communications skills and the ability to interface with other disciplines Desirable: Chartered Status or actively working toward Chartered Status Member of relevant institute or significant demonstrable engineering experience and capable of registration with the Engineering Council Experience in managing engineering scope for Projects from concept design to full Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Breadth and depth of experience in a range of commercial or defence projects For more information on this role or to register your interest for future job updates, please visit www.westlakesrecruit.co.uk Why We’re Different: Westlakes Recruit are a people solutions business that understands the complexities of nuclear and the importance of our clients’ mission critical objectives. Smarter, faster, more agile – we have a laser focus on nuclear, with deep sectoral knowledge. We develop nuclear talent pools before you know you need them! We do Nuclear. We only do Nuclear. We do all of Nuclear. Powering a Diverse Nuclear Future: As an equal opportunities business, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.