Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: 30 Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield S9 1GA

Working for us

Our people are central to our success, and part of that success is being a business where everyone enjoys coming to work.  If you join us, you will experience personal development and a work environment that allows you to perform at your best. We create a lively, collaborative environment where everyone understands what's expected of them and works together to achieve it. We pride ourselves on being open and honest where everybody has the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas.


Role Overview

  • Produce technical reports such as Basis of Design, Design Risk Assessment, Substantiation Reports and FMEA
  • Produce formal substantiation calculations for mechanical components and systems
  • Attend and contribute to Design, HazOps and Risk Analysis Reviews amongst others
  • Work to and understand the relevant British and International Standards pertaining to all aspects of SCX’s project portfolio


About You 

Key Skills/Experience



  • A relevant degree (or equivalent) in a mechanical engineering discipline

  • A sound understanding of engineering principles

  • Worked within the Mechanical Handling sector

  • Experience writing technical reports

  • Familiar with producing hand calculations

  • Working knowledge of engineering drawings, British and International Standards and CDM

  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplined team


  • Working knowledge of Mathcad and SolidWorks software

  • Experience working within the Nuclear sector

  • In possession of, or able to obtain UK Security Clearance


What you’ll get in return

In return you get to work in a supportive team and for a business that is going through an exciting period of growth, where innovation is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a great time to join us and add value to our team.  Here is a little more information about what’s in it for you.

We have a competitive benefits package that’s reviewed regularly to meet the needs of our people.

  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic Enrolment into our company pension scheme
  • 25 days company holiday + Statutory Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Westfield Foresight cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Westfield Employee Rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Social space with gaming room, pool table and darts
  • Free parking


Employee Development & Training

Here at SCX we want to leave a legacy by developing a team of highly motivated, engaged, and talented people. From day one you will experience our commitment to your development; during your first few months of employment, you will understand how our business works, your role in it and how you contribute to our success.

Throughout your employment you will meet for regular development reviews with your manager where you can discuss progress against objectives, share feedback, receive mentoring and coaching and agree any specific training needs. You will learn new skills, knowledge and experiences that will help you grow as an individual, benefiting you and where your success also makes our business a success.

Why SCX?

We are highly profitable and fast-growing business which started life over 30 years ago. Our talented team of almost 100 people designs, builds, commissions and maintains bespoke mechanical, electrical and hydraulic engineered solutions to solve complex lifting and moving challenges for structures, materials and people.

We have developed a global reputation on the back of many iconic projects in:

  • Nuclear energy at Sellafield, Magnox, Dounreay, EDF and Urenco
  • Defence nuclear submarines with Babcock, BAE and Rolls Royce
  • Defence surface vessels including the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers and other Royal Navy vessels
  • Aerospace production-line and test handling systems for Rolls Royce, BAE and Bombardier
  • Infrastructure projects including moveable bridges, flood defences and rail
  • Kinetic architecture including retractable roofs for Wimbledon’s Centre Court and No. 1 Court, the world’s first dividing and retractable pitch at Tottenham Hotspur FC, as well as recent new stadia projects in Hong Kong and Europe

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


If you are interested in this role, please fill out the below form or contact our HR Manager at or on 07880 389 390.


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SCX Special Projects Ltd

Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield, S9 1GA, United Kingdom

t:  +44 (0)114 262 6199