Mechanical Drafter




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newcleo is a clean and safe nuclear technology company. Privately funded and headquartered in London, UK, newcleo was launched in 2021 to be a disruptor in the field of nuclear energy. Its mission is to generate safe, clean, economic and inexhaustible energy for the world, through a radically innovative combination of existing, accessible technologies.

newcleo is building the next generation system with the goals to:

  1. eliminate the need for geological repositories by using a fast neutron flux avoiding the production of long life radioactive elements;
  2. accelerate the development of new fuel cycles, including MOX (Mixed Pu-U Oxides) and eventually thorium, that provide clean, safe and inexhaustible energy from nuclei and the opportunity to burn the long-lived nuclear waste produced by the old generation of nuclear reactors;
  3. ultimately develop an Accelerator Driven System (ADS), based on the intrinsically safe coupling of a particle accelerator and a sub-critical reactor.

With visionary co-founders, newcleo brings together an international team of senior engineers with deep knowledge of nuclear energy and new recruits with a fresh mindset, working to develop designs based on innovative Lead-cooled Fast Reactors (LFRs). These LFRs will meet the commercial demand for small terrestrial waste-to-energy reactors.

In the UK, newcleo’s immediate focus is on delivering a prototype 30MWe LFR by 2030 followed by an initial battery of 4-6 x 200MWe reactors with deployment in the early 2030s. We are building our team to meet this challenging and exciting objective.

newcleo wants to be the first step toward the evolution of its industry to become fully respectful of people and the environment. To develop a new, sustainable, and completely safe way of generating nuclear energy that will lead humanity to zero emissions, and to the mitigation of global warming.

Job Description

We are looking for a Mechanical Drafter who will collaborate to the Lead Fast Reactor (LFR) design activities and experimental facilities, focusing-on drafting schemes, drawings, plans and layouts of equipment for pressure-retaining and special/bespoke components with particular reference, but not limited to, operation in molten lead.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure the execution of design models and drawings in accordance with best drafting practices.
  • Make preliminary or detailed technical design studies using a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) system
  • Develop the 3D model and 2D drawings of pressure equipment and bespoke mechanical components/mechanism, from basic design up to detail drawing.
  • Have daily contacts with the Designers/Engineers to support the design of the components design
  • Contribute to the 3D model interfaces within a BIM context and PLM system.
  • Perform basic sizing of structural elements, based on information available from catalogues, manuals etc. where necessary.
  • Contribute to the purchasing technical documentation for component supply.

Desired Qualifications

  • Higher technical diploma in the field of mechanics or electro-mechanics or a related field; BSc degree is an asset
  • Working knowledge of the English language is a must.
  • Knowledge and practice related to 2D tools (AutoCAD mandatory) and execution of 2D drawings
  • Knowledge and practice related to 3D tools (Solidworks mandatory) and execution of 3D model
  • BIM specialist qualification would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated competence in use of Document Management tools.
  • Basic awareness of industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to the engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of engineering cycle for development of feasibility, basic design, FEED, detailed engineering, commissioning and start-up
  • Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Knowledge of QA systems principles and practice.
  • 3- 5 years’ 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

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