Senior Mechanical Engineer – Bristol Office
17 June 2022
This is the first level of management which includes responsibility for project design management and client relationships.
Capable of leading projects and typically responsible for; defining design methods, specifications and performance requirements; carrying out/supervising site inspections; preparing design and economic feasibility studies, surveys and reports, engineering designs and layouts, specifications, cost estimates, technical content of enquiries and quotations and technical literature; supervising technicians and/or supplying them with design information for the production of suitable documents.
Plans engineering projects in terms of methods, costs, time schedules, and staff requirements.
Is sufficiently competent and confident to modify standard procedures, develop new approaches, apply existing criteria in new ways and draw conclusions from comparative situations.
Decisions and Recommendations
Decides: division of work; methods of design; specifications for new projects, optimum layout; site suitability; choice of materials, components or ancillary equipment; solution of design problems which arise; evaluation of designs, layouts, reports, proposals and supporting calculations and specifications; design changes necessitated by commissioning, site or construction difficulties.
Recommends on: project feasibilities; budgets and time schedules; choice of suppliers, contractors; allowable concessions or quality control limits during manufacture; suitability of design proposals for new projects.
Decisions and recommendations are usually accepted as technically accurate and feasible but may be reviewed to ensure adherence to policies and objectives.
Design projects are assigned in terms of objectives or performance requirements which are subject to approval at outset.
Guidance on policy or complex design problems is available.
Main review is against production of designs, layouts, specifications, cost estimates, reports and proposals to agreed objectives or performance requirements.
Leadership, Authority and Supervision Exercised
Supervises a design team containing professional engineers and technicians.
Assigns and outlines work, reviews design methods and checks plans, designs, layouts, specifications, reports, and proposals for technical accuracy and adequacy. Gives technical guidance to own staff and may advise on construction methods.
Consistently liaises with Clients and other industry professionals in a professional and appropriate manner such as to generate good working relationships and a high level of Client satisfaction.
Maintain excellent client and design team relationships through proactive communication to achieve high levels of satisfaction and repeat business.
Identify and pursue new business opportunities where appropriate with existing and new clients. Develop business relationships to secure additional work and increase development team revenue and deliver revenue targets for the development team.
What you’ll get in return
– A competitive salary and benefits package
– Auto-enrolment pension scheme (8% company contribution)
– 25 days annual leave pro-rata (plus the option to buy an extra week)
– Core and Flexible working hours
– Option to join 9 day fortnight working pattern
– Option to join private healthcare scheme
– Death in Service benefit
– Institution subscription fees paid
If you think you have what it takes to join a rapidly growing company and work on a diverse range of clients and interesting projects, we’d love to hear from you. Please send us a CV and Cover letter.