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Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Location

    Slough, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Project Supervision & Management

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Davinia Farr

  • Contact email:

    davinia.farr@1ststepsolutions.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    238021_1621934614

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-06-24

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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1st Step Solutions are seeking to recruit a qualified Senior Mechanical Engineer in Slough on a permanent basis.

Key Purpose:
Effectively and professionally oversee and control the day to day management of projects including sub-contract packages to make a profit by delivering within budget and programme to exceed the satisfaction of the client, project manager and associated directors.

Key Activities:
* Attend & host team meetings
* Lead and issue meeting notes for technical and progress workshop meetings
* Reviewing tender information including design drawings, specifications and equipment schedules
* Delivering the design / working drawings necessary to deliver the project and ensure you capture any additional costs and programme delays caused by external influences on their production
* Production and technical compliance checking of technical submissions against specifications and ER documents
* Production of package scoping documents
* Reviewing and compliance checking our working drawings against specifications and ER documents
* Being able to develop a commissioning strategy for the installation
* Having the ability and being comfortable to take on large and complex packages of work
* Working with a level of autonomy from the Project Manager
* Assisting the Project Manager with his duties and acting as a second in command on the project
* Management and delivery of small / non-complex projects
* Management of procurement. Value engineering (where asked for) and better buying against the tender allowances
* Programming of the works and sub-contract packages
* Production and management of programmes
* Project reporting to PM
* Manage installation and commissioning activities of your assigned packages
* Management of handover documentation (record drawings / test and commission)
* Management of sub-contractors
* Ensure all variation costs are advised to the PM and QS
* Cost control. Liaising with project surveyor to assist the PM with the monthly PFR report
* Quality control
* Risk control (programme and commercial)

Knowledge & Experience:
* Experience as a Project Engineer
* Supervision of site based operatives (sub-contract and directly employed labour)
* Team player
* Knowledge of current construction practices and safety on site
* Manage the sub-contractor account variations with the project QS
* Full control and supervision of sub-contractors
* Attendance at client and contractor meetings
* Ensuring completion deadlines are achieved
* Ensuring financial targets are achieved
* Interviewing sub-contractors and assessing their suitability
* Implementing QC procedures including thorough document control and sign off procedures
* Utilising photographic evidence attached to the above documents.
* Have a good understanding of JCT and NEC contracts
* Commercially astute
* Have an excellent knowledge of the engineering fundamentals of their specialist discipline
* Have a good understanding of the engineering fundamentals of the other specialist disciplines involved in building services

Person Specification:
* Approachable
* Good negotiator
* Customer focused
* Problem solver
* Has communication skills at all levels
* Team player
* Able to resolve disputes
* Pro-active attitude

Skills:
* Able to evaluate a tender
* Ability to prioritise
* Ability to write a package scope of works
* Ability to evaluate and make decisions
* Understands mechanical or electrical design principles
* Good negotiator
* Good understanding of contract law
* Cost control
* Good time management

Qualifications:
* GCSE or equivalent in English Language and Mathematics
* ONC in Mechanical Engineering
* 4 years Trainee Engineer experience
* CSCS card
* Proficient user of Microsoft Office
* Use ASTA for programming