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Lead Project Mechanical Engineer

Lead Project Mechanical Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    £650 - £700 per day

  • Contact:

    Jeffrey Barr

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Lead Mechanical Project Engineer - up to £700 per day inside ir35 - 12 months (extension highly likely) - Hybrid (2 /3 day a week onsite - Hertfordshire or London - one stage interview -- Sector: Green Energy / Technology

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Lead Mechanical Project Engineer to work with a global leader in green energy and manufacturing.

This is an exciting opportunity to take responsibility for the delivery of mechanical design and engineering projects of a large scale established company that is currently on a upwards surge pushing technologies key for the sustainable revolution.


  • Accountable for the delivery performance of mechanical design and engineering of projects in complex and regulated industry
  • Ensures effective technical coordination with EPCM, internal team and third-party representatives.
  • Lead the internal and/or external problem-solving necessary to arrive at appropriate engineering decision.
  • Conduct studies to determine the requirements of new/modified facilities, equipment and systems.
  • Engaging with the client's key functions including operations, quality, supply chain etc such that the design meets their expectations.
  • Managing change control, close out of hazard study items, addressing TQs and open issues
  • Ensure other relevant Health & Safety risk assessments are conducted and closed out in a timely manner.
  • Active contribution to the wider Engineering team, participating in development and implementation of engineering strategy in support of the business.
  • Technical expert for mechanical discipline, providing mechanical engineering direction for major engineering projects and programmes.
  • Input into key front end project deliverables such as concept selection & justification, basis of design and basis for estimate documents
  • Support development of CAPEX project scopes to maintain the aging mechanical infrastructure on site.
  • Identify the appropriate application of Industry engineering codes, standards, practices and design guides for CAPEX projects.

Core Skills / Experiences:

  • Due to certain chemicals onsite, the candidate must be a nonsmoker / user of nicotine
  • Mechanical Engineering degree
  • At least 5 years' experience as lead engineer in front end engineering and detail engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering a complex large engineering scope in a complex, multi-stakeholder brownfield site with continuously operated process facilities.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of capital projects and operations within highly regulated and high hazard industries
  • Experience with recognised industry standards (e.g. PD 5500, BS EN 13121/13923 etc)

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience working on COMAH sites.
  • Membership of recognised engineering institution
  • Owner experience in working with EPCM contractors.
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