Mechanical Design Engineer (Plant Systems)

  • Full Time
  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: £31,931 to £34,709 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). Plus up to £4k per year RRA

Company Details

Job Reference Number: 2200012N


Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Promote sustainability and create new materials. And, alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives, and daily life, in the UK and far beyond. Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you’re equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

STFC are currently undertaking an extensive programme of capital works to improve the ISIS facility. You will be part of the ISIS Design Division and working within the Plant Design Team which are responsible for the design and installation of cooling water and ventilation systems on the ISIS plant. You will be working on ‘closed circuit’ cooling water systems (demineralized water, chilled water etc). 

Scope of Services

You will be responsible for designing complete mechanical services systems and managing several design projects. You will be coordinating the plant design layout in collaboration with the CAD Pipework Engineer (AUTOCAD Plant3D) and specifying all mechanical components associated with mechanical services system such as cooling water; chilled water; and piped gases (e.g. compressed air, piped laboratory gases etc.) including services panels. The work will require significant technical expertise regarding cooling plant technology and pipework systems. Excellent communication and presentation skills are required to work in a multi-stakeholder environment working across other Design Groups and the Infrastructure Operations team as ‘internal clients’. Your duties and responsibilities are as follows (but not limited to):

  • Lead and act as design Project Manager for your projects.
  • Develop the Process and M&E design specification of large packaged Plant kit (e.g. Adiabatic Coolers, Chillers, Compressors etc.).
  • Specify all pipework and fittings including all types of valves, filters etc.
  • Coordinate all components into the Plant layout design with the CAD Pipework Engineer.
  • Produce P&IDs; Process Narratives; Control Philosophies and undertake Technical and Economic assessment work and optioneering workshops for schemes.
  • Produce and maintain mechanical engineering schedules for all kit.
  • Carry out hydraulic design modelling using PIPEFLOW software.
  • Act as Mechanical Design Engineer for all HAZOP studies and contribute to other safety studies as required (e.g. FMEA’s).
  • Carry out and upkeep Basis of Design and CDM Designer Risk Assessments work.
  • Actively contribute to developing the departmental technical guidance notes.
  • Carry out surveys to measure / check specification of existing equipment as input into the design models.
  • Produce/Maintain technical files for each project and organise ‘handover’.

Essential Criteria:

  • HND or Degree Mechanical / Building Services  Engineering or significant relevant experience.
  • Good understanding of cooling plant, ventilation and piped gases systems.
  • Interest in energy savings and Carbon footprint reduction technology.
  • Experience in CAD packages to produce P&ID type schematics.
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft Office products.
  • Self motivated with strong communication skills within a multi stakeholder environment.
  • Flexible and able to work to tight deadlines with management, design staff and operations personnel.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us. What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe’s largest research organisations by your side?

Join us and discover what’s possible.

About The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, we ask the biggest questions in the universe to find answers that change the world around us. We seek understanding. We’re proud of the impact we make. And we’re committed to helping build a globally competitive, knowledge-based UK economy. Being part of all this means contributing to work that pushes boundaries and creates possibilities. You’ll work with, and learn from, true experts. Whatever your role, you’ll be free to question, and encouraged to share ideas. And, in a positive and supportive culture, you’ll discover just what a difference you can make when you’re equipped and inspired to excel.

We’re a place where curious minds thrive. Not bound by profit, we explore ideas that others don’t, ask questions that others won’t, and discover answers that others are not equipped to find. And, alongside Mars landings and black holes, we also explore diverse, international projects in everything from science and engineering to computing and technology. Whether it’s at the cutting edge or behind the scenes, our work is intellectually challenging. It’s very often ground-breaking.  And it’s endlessly, irresistibly fascinating.

About UK Research Innovation (UKRI) 

UKRI is an organisation that brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Together, we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision ensuring the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Supporting some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation.

Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’.

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

How to apply 

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application.

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Additional Information

  • Organisation: Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Contract Type: Open Ended
  • External Closing Date: Jan 2, 2023
  • Minimum Salary: Pound Sterling (GBP) 31,931
  • Hours: Full-time
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