Mechanical Engineer – Tunnelling Project

Location : Southwark, Greater London, England
Job Ref : EJ572
Consultant : Edward Jeffs
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £40k - 45k per year


EJ572 – Mechanical Engineer – Tunnelling Project

Location: South London

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking an Mechanical engineer on behalf of one of our clients.

The purpose of this role is to Support planning, procurement, on site assembly, commissioning, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems to ensure the tunnelling works and temporary works are safe and fit for purpose.

Applications from ex-military candidates are encouraged but all applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, procure, install, maintain and supervise mechanical systems on rolling stock, ventilation, conveyor and gantry systems.
  • Provide comprehensive, accurate and complete Mechanical design that meet the industry standards.
  • Identify interface between individual systems, understand relationship between systems and highlight potential clash and ensure overall system is developed to meet expectations.
  • Participate in daily on-site inspections.
  • Ensure mechanical activities are undertaken in line with Quality standards and procedures.
  • Prepare Risk Assessments and Method Statements in a timely manner to undertake mechanical works.
  • Carrying out defect/breakdown analysis, ensure corrective tasks are completed in a timely manner and prepare lessons learnt reports to promote continuous improvements.
  • Provide assistance to site engineers in matters regarding the Mechanical systems.
  • Develop programmes and ensure that the Mechanical works are completed to programme taking consideration for other works that may impact/be impacted by the works.
  • Liaise with Project Team to review and discuss designs and developments.
  • Liaise with Procurement team and ensure that required spare parts and consumables are ordered and available.
  • Support mechanical teams.
  • Prepare required reports on defects, issues, breakdowns, damages etc.
  • Ensure all permits required are in place.
  • Ensure staff is using the correct PPE, tools and machinery before starting a task.
  • Manage the Team, Materials and quality of work.
  • Ensure tunnelling works are carried out to agreed budgets and timeline.
  • Assist with preparation of cost estimates for project design and construction.
  • Work in conjunction with engineers to solve project design problems.
  • Forecasting of labour, materials, design, equipment to ensure smooth workflow during the tunnelling works.
  • Implement maintenance schedules for all equipment and ensure that maintenance is carried out and records are maintained.
  • Ensure that adequate spare parts are in place to avoid unnecessary non-productive time during the tunnelling works.
  • Liaise with suppliers for spare parts.
  • Maintain responsibility for the storage, filing and archiving of documents relevant to your mechanical tasks.
  • Provide advice and guidance on design and operational issues.
  • Report to Mechanical Engineering Manager.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Relevant Degree Qualification in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience working in the mechanical engineering and tunnelling field.
  • Exceptional technical and problem-solving skills and reasoning ability.
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting and positive relationships.
  • Data acquisition and interrogation skills.

Location: South London

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000

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