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Mechanical Project Engineer


Job Description:

You will be responsible for mechanical elements of our client contracts as well as contributing to mechanical projects. The day-to-day requirements of the role will require working as part of our clients team working on all elements of project design and delivery, including tender development, project planning and coordination, carrying out mechanical design / specification works, coordinating the review of project designs, coordinating with subcontractors and suppliers, and ensuring the proper implementation of project elements, controls and paperwork. The role will also require regular visits to site to scope, check and trouble shoot both potential and live projects and to ensure the smooth running of all projects.


The core responsibilities and requirements of this position include:

  • Collaborating with the project team (engineers and site staff) to create efficient methods of working and maintain project profitability
  • Completion of mechanical design elements of all Company projects
  • Develop the Specifications and Schedules for the equipment that is required for each project
  • The ability to specify job requirements and the parts / equipment / materials needed to enable projects to be scoped out for tender as well as on site delivery
  • Formulate realistic parameters for each project, including design elements and implementation procedures
  • Establish the methods by which all field tests are administered and develop various ways to monitor the quality of those tests
  • Completion of required paperwork
  • Utilise design drawings, wiring diagrams and manufacturer's installation manuals to complete assigned projects
  • Survey mechanical systems and plans
  • Manage and oversee all elements of project delivery under a Project Manager from initial site surveys and proposal preparation through to final handover including preparation all necessary documentation, costings, proposals, specifications, site, testing and commissioning documentation
  • Project budget and programme management
  • Ensure compliance with the Company's policies, procedures and work instructions including commitment to working with the Company to achieve its OH&S, environmental and quality objectives and using correct Personal Protective Equipment at all times
  • To be accountable to yourself and your co-workers
  • Observe and comply with all good working practices
  • Carry out any other reasonable request from the management team


The main skills required for this role are experience and dedication with a positive attitude. Our client is looking for at least 3 years' experience of mechanical design, ideally in the UK water sector, and with a strong balance of office and practical experience. Good communication, team working and problem solving skills are essential for this role, as well as the ability to understand mechanical drawings and instructions.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering / related field or equivalent
  • 3+ years' related field and project experience
  • Excellent project management / organisational skills with ability to multi task
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent degree of computer literacy
  • CAD expertise and experience preferable
  • Field / practical experience essential
  • Excellent CDM and health and safety knowledge and application
  • Positive "can do" attitude with flexible approach to work
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • Driving licence preferable (full, clean)
  • CSCS card preferable


  • Salary dependent on experience
  • Company pension
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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