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WESTLAKES ENGINEERING ARE RECRUITING

We are recruiting for an EXPERIENCED ENGINEER, with a passion for technical work and mentoring of our junior engineers, to join our Nuclear Team in the Cumbria Office, based at Westlakes Science Park.

This is an opportunity to continue to develop your career; and help support and shape our junior engineers; and all whilst working on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park!

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION

Essential

  • Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Civil and Structural Engineering.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Membership Engineer (ICE or IStructE) or progressing towards Chartered Engineer Status.
  • Minimum of 10 + years relevant experience according to grade.
  • A flexible attitude to the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility given.
  • Familiarity with current design standards and current practices.
  • Strong Technical and Communication Skills.

Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of design software packages (e.g. STAAD Pro, Revit & Tedds).
  • Previous experience in the Nuclear industry.
  • Previous experience in British Standards.
  • Experience in US or other foreign codes.
  • A background in Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design and Assessment.
  • Experience of assessment of structures using approaches outside normal code methods.

 Responsibilities

  • Lead medium sized teams on technically complex projects.
  • Working as part of a team of engineers on technical design works including Checking, Approval, providing advice and assisting with technical directors to deliver work packages.
  • Developing graduate engineers by offering support and advice.
  • Working with our design team to produce relevant civil and structural design information.
  • Committed to the successful delivery of projects, meeting the needs of our clients, the development of the team and business as a whole.

Additional

  • Based at our Head Office at Whitehaven, you may be required to travel to other company and client sites may be necessary.
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.
  • Hours are flexible, but with core hours of 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.
  • A full driver’s licence would be an advantage.

 What we offer you

  • An excellent career with a competitive salary (subject to qualifications and experience).
  • Support and training to develop your career through professional accreditation.
  • Exciting and varied project experience.
  • Employer pension contributions.
  • 24 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and an additional holiday purchasing scheme.
  • Life Assurance cover.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • The opportunity to work for a Small Medium Enterprise, where you are valued as a person and not just a number.
  • The chance to work directly for our nuclear clients, via our already established frameworks.
  • Flexible working may be considered.
  • Partial remote working will be considered.

To apply or to request further information, send a copy of your CV and covering letter to enquiries@westlakes.co.uk quoting reference – Experienced Engineer – Whitehaven – January 2022

Date posted 07/01/2022

 

We are recruiting for a GRADUATE ENGINEER to join our Team in the Cumbria Office based at Westlakes Science Park.

This is an opportunity to develop your career on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park!

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION

  • Master’s degree involving Civil or Structural Engineering, at 2.1 or above
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Skills in analysis and design.
  • An understanding of CAD and structural design packages
  • The aptitude to work on your own initiative and be proactive
  • Planned and organised in your approach to work and meeting deadlines
  • Committed to the successful delivery of projects, meeting the needs of our clients, the development of the team and business as a whole
  • Previous post graduate experience would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • A full driver’s licence would be an advantage.

What we offer you

  • An excellent career with a competitive salary (subject to qualifications and experience).
  • Exciting and varied project experience
  • Support and training to develop your career through professional accreditation
  • Employer pension contributions
  • 24 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Life Assurance cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working may be considered

To apply or to request further information, send a copy of your CV and covering letter to enquiries@westlakes.co.uk quoting reference – Graduate Engineer – Whitehaven – October 2021

Date posted: October 2021

 

We are recruiting for a CIVIL STRUCTURAL DESIGNER to join our Team in the Cumbria Office based at Westlakes Science Park.

The position would be at Technician grade or above, dependant on experience and/or qualifications.

Flexible, hybrid working may be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Production of working drawings for the main construction materials.
  • Ensuring compliance with client specifications and engineering standards
  • Participate in Design Reviews ensuring that subsequent design meets the project requirements
  • Undertake CS site surveys
  • Produce sketches or drawings produced to support the survey work
  • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of data and information received from clients
  • Liaise with the Engineers to ensure effective project delivery to time and cost
  • Liaise with the client throughout the design process.
  • Working within a small design team.
  • Independent checking of drawing packages.

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION

  • Minimum 3 years relevant civil structural working experience, preferably within the nuclear sector.
  • Educated to ONC or OND or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of Revit and 3D AutoCAD packages.
  • Due to security requirements candidates must be eligible to apply for security clearance. The ideal candidate will currently be SC cleared

To apply or for further informationi, send a copy of your CV and covering letter to enquiries@westlakes.co.uk quoting reference – Technician – Whitehaven – October 2021

Date posted: October 2021