Lead CDM Engineer – Power and Defence


Our client is a global nuclear and defence delivery partner providing expert design, engineering and solutions integration services to some of the most high-profile and complex critical projects around the world. This prestigious organisation is growing rapidly and seeking to enhance their internal capability with the recruitment of various Project Lead Engineers (CDM, Buildings and Services, Architectural, Requirements Configuration).

They are now recruiting for a Lead CDM Engineer to join them on their major project located in Warrington.

Purpose and Scope:

As Lead CDM Engineer you will be responsible for a variety of engineering tasks in the initial planning and design phase of projects. Under the direction of the Project Engineering Manager, interacts with other disciplines, project support groups, subcontractors, vendors and client representatives as appropriate on an assigned project.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs engineering calculations, prepares specifications, performs analyses, performs testing, issues reports and maintains related data
  • Maintains liaison with design and drafting groups
  • Prepares and reviews drawings as required
  • Advises the Lead Project Engineer about status of assignment(s) with respect to schedule, delays and adverse problems
  • Ensures quality, quantity and completeness of the assigned engineering tasks
  • Plans and schedules engineering efforts associated with assigned project
  • Maintains timely and accurate oral and written technical reports regarding assigned engineering activities
  • Keeps proper engineering files and records
  • Understands and uses computer software and applications associated with engineering assignments
  • Continually upgrades technical knowledge and capabilities and pursues additional training
  • Expresses ideas clearly and listens effectively to the ideas of others
  • Familiar with codes, permits and company cornerstone applications
  • Familiar with the work sequence, general content, and the methods used to generate specifications for the purchase of material, equipment, systems, services, or construction within engineer’s discipline
  • Can read and understand construction drawings
  • Can fully integrate constructability concerns into engineering solutions
  • Performs all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.


  • Ideally Degree Qualified or HNC/HND in engineering discipline
  • Previous experience in highly regulated industries
  • Proven experience in delivering projects of over £1 million
  • Proven excellent analytical and organisational skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a changing work environment previous experience of managing high value projects
  • Proven knowledge of nuclear site decommissioning and waste management

You will be eligible for UK SC security clearance.