Senior CS&A Engineer

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    Didcot, Oxfordshire

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    Kelly Clarke

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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    12 months

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Senior CS&A Engineer - SC Cleared
12-month contact

Our client, a leading engineering company within the Nuclear sector are looking for a CS&A Engineer to join their Harwell office. As a CS&A Engineer you will be working hands on as part of the design team on a remote mechanical handling store project. The ideal candidate will have experience in M&E (mechanical and electrical) and have worked within the Nuclear sector.
You will also have the opportunity to work over other sites / project in this role

Role & Responsibility
This is principally a hands-on design-based role with a degree of team leadership within discipline.

  • Development of designs to satisfy technical specifications, in liaison with client and project team.
  • Checking standard design calculations of designers and other engineers within the team.
  • Actively contributing to design reviews, safety reviews (Risk Assessments and HAZOP's)
  • Produce design documentation throughout the design process including scope of works; design calculations; method statements; risk assessments; technical files & other technical documentation to comply with design standards; safety legislation/regulatory requirements and needs of the client.
  • Compliance with safety and statutory regulations (e.g. CDM; CE etc).
  • Normally manage a project involving a team of up to 3 engineering staff.
  • Be responsible for managing quality, progress and cost of the work undertaken by your team.

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Preferably degree qualified within a relevant area. Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent gained within a relevant area of the discipline.
  • SC Cleared
  • Membership of a discipline specific Institute (e.g. I MechE; I Structural Eng; CIBSE; IChemE etc).
  • Experience in the role of design of process / mechanical handling plants in the nuclear environment, or other equivalent highly regulated industry.
  • Development of multi-disciplinary design packages for Design Review and HAZOP assessments.
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering design solutions.
  • Proven track record within a project environment with strong organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of Statutory and Safety Regulations and their appropriate utilisation.
  • Customer/client liaison and strong commercial awareness.
  • Expertise in the nuclear industry.
  • Experience of leading teams within a project environment would be a distinct advantage.
  • Management of sub-contractors providing niche services to the design.


  • £45 an hour
  • 12-month contract

If you are interested in this role, please contact Kelly Clarke at kclarke@astutetechnical.co.uk.

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