Senior Mechatronics Engineer


Our client, a Pioneering Nuclear start-up is looking for a Senior Mechatronics Engineer to join their UK Engineering team to collaborate with their Lead Fast Reactor (LFR) design activities and experimental facilities, focusing on design concept development. Our exciting client is a clean and safe nuclear technology company looking to disrupt the energy space by developing designs based on innovative Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs).

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious nuclear company, joining the project at an early stage and actively contributing to the design of the next generation of nuclear reactors.

The role will be a mix of working from home and office based in Manchester or Gloucester, with regular travel to the other offices in Turin and Lyon.

  • Permanent position
  • Hybrid working
  • Share Incentive opportunities.

 Main duties/role and responsibilities 

  • Ensuring the execution of design activities for the remote handling in the field of LFR, in accordance with best engineering practices, also exploring innovative solutions to technical challenges and problems.
  • Participating in the definition of the operative sequence of operations.
  • Developing the design of bespoke components/mechanism, from basic to detail facing the mechanical, electrical, and automation aspects in an integrated way.
  • Reviewing the 3D model internal and external interfaces within a BIM context and PLM system.
  • Participating in the definition of the methodologies for stress analysis of bespoke mechanical components/mechanism according to the applicable construction code by using Finite Element Modelling.
  • Contributing to the purchasing of technical documentation for component supply, including automation software.
  • Confirming the technical accuracy of engineering documents when delegated by the Line Manager.
  • Preparing and participating in kick-off meetings, review meetings, design meetings and studies.
  • Ensuring that equipment manufacturers are delivering in accordance with the defined design and manage non-conformities. Supervising the expediting.
  • Ensuring the accuracy of engineering documents when delegated by the Line Manager, confirming their technical correctness.
  • Contributing to the development and update of General Specifications and standard procedures in the discipline.
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Coordinating assigned work with other technical personnel as directed.
  • Participating and fostering a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Attributes/ Experience required.


  • Experience of engineering aspects related to design, prototyping, fabrication and assembly of bespoke components/mechanism and complex machines (including electrical on-board design and automation aspects).
  • Knowledge of the commercially available components that will be part of the bill of materials (e.g. motors, gears, sensors, etc.), with reference to extreme environments (high temperature, presence of radiations).
  • Experience in the application of specific codes and standards for lifting equipment (e.g., NUREG, FEM, KTA and/or EURO codes).
  • Knowledge of ANSYS Mechanical and Multiphysics for Structural Analysis purpose, SolidWorks for 3D/2D Modelling and electrical CAD are also an asset.
  • Knowledge and/or experience of fabrication aspects, understanding of welding and non-destructive testing topics on complex machines is a plus.
  • Experience in a nuclear or other highly regulated environment and good understanding of safety aspects would be a definite advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of QA systems and their practical application.
  • Some experience in an Engineering Unit at any industrial mechanical design company or at any mechanical workshop in one or more of the following fields: mechanical components design and manufacturing; manufacturing and assembly of large mechanical components / equipment; design components/mechanism for industrial applications.


  • Degree in Mechatronics/Mechanical/Automation/Robotics Engineering
  • Master’s or PhD is beneficial but not essential

Residential Status and Location

  • Right to work in UK
  • Minimum 3 days in the Manchester/Gloucester office
  • Willing to travel regularly to Italian/French sites.

Remuneration to be discussed upon application

Given current workloads Simpson Booth regrets to inform that should you have not heard from us within 2 weeks you must consider yourself unsuccessful on this occasion.