Graduate/ Assistant Mechanical Engineer

Location Preston
Discipline: Water
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Generous salary plus benefits
Contact name: Rachel McDaid

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Job ref: BH-10500
Published: 12 days ago
TSA Ltd are a specialist recruitment agency, sourcing technical candidates across the civil engineering, water industry and mining sectors. We are currently recruiting for a Graduate/ Assistant Mechanical Engineer on a permanent basis to work for our client, a national multidisciplinary contractor operating across the UK water industry. They are looking for someone who can work full time from their North West office, working within the design team to oversee United Utilities AMP 7 projects. Reporting into the Design Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following;

Main Duties;

· Carry out effective day to day tasks, regular reporting, & team work, operate through clear communication and leadership, resulting in high levels of motivation and job performance.
· Ensure all contractual work and operational performance under your designated control are undertaken strictly in line with company laid down procedures on H&S, Quality systems and Environmental policy.
· Ensure clear planning schedules are drawn up for all contracts and agreements showing key deadline dates, tasks to be undertaken, staff numbers involved and associated budget costs.
· Keep a close liaison with clients on all matters relating to contracts, agreements, tenders and other related issues ensuring that high levels of customer service are maintained and communication lines are clear.
· Maintain a close working relationship with other directors and senior managers in the company to ensure that there is effective co-ordination of activities in meeting company strategic objectives
 · Keeping all administration systems and processes up to date, including a close working relationship with the admin support team
· Assisting with the preparation of quotations and tender documentation for submission to customers, as and when required.
· Assisting in the development and setting of departmental and company strategic objectives, as and when required.
· Monitor the performance of sub-contractors to ensure that work is carried out to the required standard.
· Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
· Comply with Company rules, policies and procedures at all times
· Carry out any other reasonable tasks which may be required from time to time and to enable the company to remain adaptable to changing markets

Experience required;

· A minimum of two years experience in MEICA contracting in the Construction industry and/or significant experience in the water industry
 · A relevant academic or vocational qualification (e.g. From NVQ up to Degree level)
· IT skills – Word, Excel, Power Point. AutoCAD (2D – 3D preferred)
· Be confident in development of mechanical engineering designs and schedules. (Pump Calculations, Valve Schedules, P&ID’s to allow procurement to progress)
· Be able to develop engineering solutions for systems that will be drawn up by others
 · Understand Client Specifications & Specifications and Business/End User requirements
 · Good commercial judgement
 · Strong leadership and good team building skills e.g. mentoring & coaching
 · Excellent problem solving abilities
· Analytical & numerate
· Pro-active & decisive
· Effective time manager
· Excellent inter personal skills and first class customer facing skills
· Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills and be able to present information and arguments convincingly and persuasively