Mechanical Project Engineer

Mechanical Project Engineer

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

£39,500 - £50,000 - dependent upon qualifications and experience and inclusive of annual allowance

Full Time and Part Time positions available

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a place where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. One of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields.

STFC’s ISIS facility is a world-leading source of pulsed neutrons and muons. The facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level.

About The Role

There are currently several opportunities for Mechanical Project Engineers to join the ISIS Design Division, on either a full time or part time basis, working closely with fellow engineers and scientists; specifying, designing, procuring and developing bespoke mechanical and electrical equipment and complex systems for the facility.

Our project engineers are responsible for delivering engineering solutions for scientific requirements within a project environment and full lifecycle engineering from concept to commissioning of one off components and larger, complex systems.

Further responsibilities will include:

  • project scheduling, budgeting, planning and reporting
  • production of mechanical designs and drawings using 2D and 3D CAD, either as an individual, or by managing the work of others
  • presentation of designs for peer and stakeholder review
  • managing both internal staff and external contract design and detailing effort
  • coordinating the activities of various technical disciplines
  • managing tendering, procurement and delivery of approved designs.

About You

Suitable candidates will have a combination of formal engineering qualifications and relevant experience.

You will have proven experience in the design and engineering procurement environment with a focus on the appliance of functional mechanical engineering solutions to real world problems, along with an understanding of Project Management techniques and best practices.

You should also demonstrate:

  • a background in mechanical engineering for high technology organisations or national scientific laboratories
  • a track record of coordinating a number of different technical disciplines across a broad range of tasks to achieve overall project goals
  • experience in the production of mechanical designs and detailed drawings using 2D and 3D CAD, either as an individual, or by managing the work of others
  • experience in producing one off practical engineering solutions to meet common mechanical and scientific specifications
  • experience of precision and general manufacturing techniques and supply chains.

Experience of people management strategic planning is also desirable.

You should display excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a high level of drive, enthusiasm and focus on the achievement of goals, an organised approach to complex problems and a strong ability to think creatively, to seek and accept change and continuous improvement.


An exceptional pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.

The closing date for applications is 20th August 2017; however applicants will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis.

To apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us on 01793 867000.

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