Delivery Integration Mechanical Engineer

 Bechtel     Bristol Area

Job Description

  • Requisition ID: 223311, Delivery Integration Mechanical Engineer
  • Relocation Authorised: National - Single
  • Project: Hinkley Point C Project, NS&E UK
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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Job Purpose / Overview

The Delivery Integration (DI) Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for considering all aspects of the pre-planning and coordination of a designated section of the Mechanical scope of works on the Hinkley Point C project. This will involve coordinating the construction sequence plans, conducting integrated and cross-cutting reviews of construction preparation, reviewing construction arrangements in detail to provide oversight, ensuring pre-requisites, dependencies and constraints are managed in a balanced and integrated manner to ensure the activities on the site run safely and smoothly. The primary objective will be to identify and eliminate any issues prior to the work commencing on the site and will involve interfacing with the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Multi-Discipline teams to perform the role.

Reports to Delivery Integration Lead for Mechanical, Electrical, and HVAC Programme

Contextual Information

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants, and the position will be part of HPC Project Management Team working within the Delivery Command Centre.

Because of the scale and complexity of this project, the programme duration and the immovable completion date, the DI Mechanical Engineer must have proven experience in the execution of large and complex works projects under similar constraints.

Essential Duties:

Principal Accountabilities

The principle accountability for the DI Mechanical Engineer is to support the pre-construction planning for the project. Pre-Construction Planning analysis horizons go beyond current activities on site, and include the work to be completed through to the Commercial Operation Date.

Safety is the overriding priority for any activity performed during Pre-Construction Planning which includes nuclear safety as well as Industrial Safety. Planning the work must also recognize the importance of a strong Nuclear Safety and Quality culture and the importance of a right first time attitude.

The DI Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for:
  • Coordination of constructability, pre-construction sequence planning
  • Supporting development of integrated L3/4 contractor schedules, and de-risking L3/4 activities
  • Supporting Project Managers and site Area Managers to ensure work is transitioned smoothly from Engineering Design to Construction
  • Coordination with equipment procurement on delivery needs and developing mitigating actions in time to avoid any impacts to site activities
  • Coordinating interfaces with other delivery programmes (progress, construction interfaces, etc.)
  • Coordinating and supporting resolution of risks and issues
  • Support to Project Managers and contractors on interfaces including progress on site, planning changes and impact analyses
  • Reviewing Construction and Installation Execution Plans
  • Developing detailed access routes for personnel and equipment, identifying suitability of the access routes, impacts to other work activities and identification of temporary access openings for equipment installation.
  • Interfacing with logistics on supporting activities such as laydown areas, and work area coordination for activities such as housekeeping and work face storage
Note: not a comprehensive list, and not all skill sets are expected from all candidates, a selection of experience across key fields will enable a successful team to be built with specialisms to cover all aspects of the project.


The post holder will be based either at Delivery Command Centre in Bristol or the Site Command Centre near Bridgwater. Eventual location at the Bridgwater site may be necessary. May be required to travel to other company locations in the UK and possibly Europe as required.

Essential Qualifications:

The DI Mechanical Engineer will have broad knowledge of Mechanical Engineering Design, Procurement and Construction activities and the integration of these activities. In addition, a good understanding of project planning processes and the ability to identify and resolve complex interfaces. Experience across many types of EPC contracts specifically knowledge of the NEC and FIDIC contracts is beneficial. Experience in the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders is an essential skill set required of the job holder. Strong management and communication skills and commercial awareness are essential to successfully performing the role. Previous Nuclear experience is a clear advantage, but not absolutely required. Therefore, demonstrable competencies within Mechanical Engineering and Construction fields will be considered for the role challenges.

Basic Qualifications
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline as well as a experience working on large construction project, or significant relevant experience in the absence of a degree.
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walkdowns which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and climbing in very small and/or confined spaces.
  • Must be able to pass nuclear security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear power facility.
  • Strong communication skills in English required, knowledge of French can be an advantage.
  • Experience in construction of mechanical design.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrated commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.
  • Understanding of working in a Nuclear and Safety Quality Culture, and a highly regulated environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and in an integrated team environment
Note: not all skill sets are expected from all candidates, a selection of experience across key fields will enable a successful team to be built with specialisms to cover all aspects of the project.

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Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

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