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Mechanical Engineer

Orano Projects Limited has an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to join its UK team. 

Group description

Orano provides its customers with very high added-value solutions, products, technologies and services in mining, uranium chemistry, uranium enrichment, used fuel recycling, logistics, dismantling, and fuel cycle engineering. These fuel cycle activities are of strategic importance to both the French nuclear sector and all customers operating reactors worldwide.

Ranking amongst the top three in the world in each of its areas of activity, Orano has a revenue profile which is balanced by activity and by geographical area. 60% of its turnover is generated outside France.

Orano, two-thirds of which is based in France and operates major industrial platforms, has a workforce of 16,000 employees 

In Orano, the Orano Projects Business Unit (OP BU) brings together nuclear fuel cycle engineering expertise to serve the group’s facilities and external customers. Its services range from Operational Support Engineering to full Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Management (EPCM) missions. OP represents:

-       A team of 1,500 professionals worldwide,

-       On the Nuclear fuel cycle; Mining, Uranium chemistry, Enrichment, Spent fuel recycling, Dismantling and Waste management,

-       Including Non-fuel cycle Nuclear Engineering, New Builds, and other non-nuclear applications,

-       OP embodies more than 50 years' experience in the design, construction and operation of one-of-a-kind facilities

In this regard, under the EPCM umbrella, OP is offering services at high levels of experience and seniority. Orano Projects Limited is the OP platform in the UK which gathers Engineering and Consultancy businesses.

Orano Projects Limited asserts itself as an integrated, market-focused organisation, capable of delivering engineering projects and technical consultancy to new and existing clients in the nuclear industry. Both consultancy and engineering teams will provide a UK and international gateway to the full spectrum of Orano capabilities, while maintaining the full range of services currently offered to its clients across the nuclear lifecycle, with hands-on and local support available throughout the UK.

One of our main focuses now is to grow the Engineering team and we are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to integrate our Mechanical discipline team. Based in our Warrington office on Birchwood Park, we are looking for top-quality people who welcome responsibility and are keen to deliver technical studies on projects or bids.

Your role 

Within the Engineering team, the Mechanical Engineer will integrate operational engineering multi-disciplines teams delivering projects at various phases, from FEED to commissioning, or in assistance to Plant Operation in the UK.

The assignments will be on projects:

  • Deliver technical studies,
  • Design of mechanical processes, from strategic and conceptual phases to detailed design and construction & commissioning phase support. Typical deliverables will be issued: technical note, substantiation notes, mechanical flow diagrams and flow-sheets, mechanical drawings, P&IDs, and mechanical layout drawings, hazards and malfunctions management, technical specification documentation review from supply chain
  • Technical studies related to mechanical handling for both handling operations and heavy mechanical transfer systems, powder mechanical processes (transport, milling, and compaction) in high active environment and gloveboxes, compaction and mechanical dismantling technologies.
  • Technical networking within Orano, including with Orano experts.

The individual will have a relevant Masters’ degree and engineering delivery experience (up to 5 years typical). They will also have worked for UK nuclear sites. They will have a strong ability to deliver commercially efficient solutions. In return, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package (pensions and Healthcare scheme).

Required profile (education and experience) 


-       Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or other relevant degree,

-       Member of relevant professional body,

-       Demonstrable experience of engineering design (development, FEED, detailed design, technical specification, documentation review from supply chain) in the nuclear industry or other regulated sectors,

-       Demonstrable experience of mechanical studies delivery (Mechanical handling, powder technologies) considering manufacture, testing, construction commissioning, operation, maintenance recovery and decommissioning aspects,

-       Demonstrable experience of contractor follow-up in the nuclear industry or other regulated sectors,

-       Recognised Subject Matter Expert (SME),

-       Experience of delivering projects for Sellafield or Magnox sites (desirable).

Behavioural Competencies:

-       Ability to understand complex issues and deliver solutions,

-       Good communicator, team player,

-       Good organisation skills,

-       Effective integration with multiple teams and the overall project,

-       Quality and results oriented.

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