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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Dorking, Surrey, GB

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 85467 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


Our UK team is currently seeking a dedicated Senior Mechanical Engineer to assist project work both in the Dorking (preferred), Culham or London office, and in the field.  The Senior Mechanical Engineer will join the project team involved in developing a commercially-viable fusion power plant for clean, safe and sustainable future and will broadly responsible for establishing system requirements, performing functional analyses, preparing engineering calculations, technical specifications, data sheets and reports while mentoring and leading junior engineers.  In addition, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will be leading teams of engineers and designers within multidisciplinary projects while supporting the mechanical lead or engineering manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist or lead the definition of mechanical project scope
  • Lead the mechanical engineering team and ensure delivery of project requirements as they relate to scope, cost and schedule
  • Perform system analyses, establish user requirements, analyze system functional and performance requirements, define design criteria, and provide input to the design team on layouts and designs
  • Prepare or check engineering calculations such as hydraulic modeling, equipment sizing and tank, pressure vessel or bin design while ensuring that all analyses satisfy user and system requirements
  • Prepare or check technical specifications based on input received from other disciplines
  • Conduct interface management between related systems and disciplines.
  • Manage and review engineering work packages associated with project deliverables including management of project budgets and schedule.
  • Prepare, review or check technical deliverables such as equipment specifications, data sheets, calculations, etc.
  • Prepare and contribute to technical memos and reports, within areas of expertise
  • Provide input to engineering, operating and capital cost estimates
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the engineering team within the greater mechanical and piping group.
  • Prepare, review or check project standard specifications and design criteria
  • Prepare or provide input to 3D models and 2D mechanical drawings
  • Participate in and contribute to design reviews
  • Assist in the compilation and delivery of monthly engineering status reports
  • Assist with technical queries raised during the construction phase
  • Assist in the commissioning of systems on site if required


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A recognized BSc/BEng in mechanical engineering in UK
  • Registration as a professional/chartered engineer in UK or eligible to register.
  • 5 to 10 years of project engineering experience in a heavy industrial EPCM environment.
  • Experience with heavy industrial equipment including compressors, heaters, cranes, high pressure vessels.
  • Experience in leading mechanical teams in multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision
  • Good knowledge of industry standards, regulations and codes pertinent to the mechanical engineering discipline
  • Knowledgeable with engineering management systems, deliverable progress measurement
  • Experience in client engagement as a mechanical lead in energy or oil and gas projects.
  • Experience with both Greenfield and Brownfield interfaces
  • Ability to delegate tasks and effectively supervise engineers and designers.
  • Experience in the use of procedures and workflows in the execution of projects


Why join us?

What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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