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Job Application: Mechanical Project Engineer

Job Application

Mechanical Project Engineer

Job description

FMB Oxford is currently seeking a Mechanical Project Engineer to join our existing team. The position requires a competent and motivated Project Engineer with experience in managing the delivery of significant multidiscipline projects.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Understanding and interpreting customer’s requirements, communication with customers both verbally and in writing.
  • Preparing functional specifications.
  • Reviewing designs for technical and commercial compliance and sustainability for manufacturing.
  • Preparing calculations and analysis to support design concepts.
  • Defining tests specifications and participating in factory verifications of specifications.
  • Preparing unambiguous complete manufacturing information, including Bills of Material, Route Cards, work instructions etc.
  • Liaison with vendors and sub-contractors regarding the supply of products and services.
  • Managing identified projects in terms of schedule, cost and quality.
  • Monitor project progress and ensure there are sufficient resources to achieve agreed milestones.
  • Monitor expenditure of time and materials against budget and report variances.
  • Work closely with the design and operations teams to achieve timely delivery of high quality projects and ensure that project related information is up to date.
  • Maintain good communication with customer during project execution, including preparation of monthly progress reports and project plans and coordination of external reviews and factory visits.
  • Manage changes to project scope and timescales.
  • Maintain adequate records of all customer communication.
  • Provide leadership to the workshop in the build phase of the project.
  • Preparing User Manuals and as-built documentation.
  • Attend customer sites to participate in reviews and manage installations, as required.
  • Plan and coordinate all site activities and liaise with customers, technicians, engineers, scientists and others.
  • Prepare plans for working on customer sites, including OH&S documentation.
  • Report project status, risks and forward planning to the senior management.
  • Participating in and supporting on-site installations, commissioning and hand-over to the customer.

Technical leadership:

  • Provide technical consultancy for project management aspects of FMBO’s products.
  • Participating in initiatives to drive the company’s products forwards.
  • Defining design standards and standardised techniques appropriate to FMBO.

Required Skills/Attributes

  • Experience in managing significant projects or programmes.
  • Product experience in high precision mechanics and motions.
  • Ability to carry out design, analysis and/or calculations.
  • Wide experience of design and build processes, knowledge of drawing standards.
  • The confidence and credibility to lead the projects.
  • Ability to plan across multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability to check and validate engineering designs.
  • Ability to prepare and manage engineering budgets.
  • Knowledge of drawing standards and design processes.
  • Ability to work within ISO 9001 Quality Standards.

Desirable Skills:

  • Mechanical engineering knowledge relevant to beamline products including, high precision mechanics and motions, ultra high vacuum and metrology.  Deeper knowledge in at least one of these areas is required.
  • Familiarity with 3D modelling and CAD packages (e.g. Solid Edge).
  • Experience of using Microsoft Project or similar software
  • Familiarity with of UHV design.
  • Familiarity with electrical design and control systems.

Degree level qualification in Design or Mechanical Engineering would be beneficial and experience in relevant industry desirable. A professional approach to working with customers, work colleagues and management is also required.

If you have a background in mechanical project engineering and a desire to work with customers to define leading edge solutions we would like to hear from you.

Job Application: Mechanical Project Engineer

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