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Graduate Mechanical Design Engineers

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Job Focus

Develop process plant designs from conceptual level through to construction, incorporating best practice pipework design principles - and also providing support to sales & proposals, business development, process/project engineering and general project execution across a wide range of industries in the hygienic processing sectors including Brewing, Distilling, Pharmaceutical and Food in a hygienic processing environment to contribute directly and indirectly to the success of the business.

Briggs of Burton - Global Technical Centre

Briggs of Burton (Briggs) have transformed there headquarters into a brand-new Global Technical Centre.

The role & Responsibilities

Management responsibilities

  • Must ensure both Briggs of Burton and Client Health & Safety standards are upheld across all project engineering through supporting the Health, Safety & Quality Manager.
  • Assist Engineers, Senior Engineers and Lead Engineers in delivery of allocated client proposals and projects within contract scope, with due respect to safety, cost, time and quality.

Tasks and Duties

Performs tasks with supervision and guidance. Performs routine tasks; some responsibility, assisting with:

  • P&ID/CADWORX P&ID, ISOGEN - or similar future packages.
  • BFDs Block Flow Diagrams - Showing overall high-level process in simplistic form.
  • PFDs Process Flow Diagrams - Showing the main process flows and processes required in simplified flow charts, with capacity, flow etc.
  • P&IDs Process and Instrumentation Diagrams - Showing in schematic detail plant, pumps, heat exchangers, valves, instruments, and pipework, with tag numbers and sizes/duties.
  • Layout drawings – Prepare 2D layout drawings of plant equipment and pipework, incorporating drawings from third party suppliers.
  • 3D Models – Prepare 3D Models of plant, equipment and pipework incorporating drawings from third party suppliers.
  • Pipework Isometric drawings – Prepare pipework isometric drawings.
  • Drawing control and management – Control document revision and issuing of document to clients and sub-contractors.
  • P&ID Database - Ensure correct procedures are followed when updating P&IDs/Database to support project procurement activities. Includes data entry into the P&ID equipment database.
  • Site Surveys - Gather information to allow the production of site layouts or P&IDs of existing equipment or for ‘As built’ drawings. Information to collected either manually or using 3D scanning equipment.
  • Plant Design/Specification - Design, sizing and specification of tanks and process equipment, including confirmation of orientation of fittings. Concept stage drawings of platforms, stairs handrailing.
  • Design Reviews – Attend/lead design reviews internally and externally with customers to confirm/agree design and ensure the plant layout suits the process objectives and ergonomic requirements.
  • Progress Tracking – Track or assist with tracking, progress against project deliverables.
  • Programme and Cost - Liaison with Project Manager & other Engineers To ensure scope, programme (schedule), and costs/budget are maintained and controlled. This includes consideration of cost, schedule, and operation/safety before making changes, and communication of these changes, especially once purchasing & implementation commences.

Desired Knowledge & Experience


  • Mechanical Engineering or similar Degree, HND or HNC
  • Master’s Degree Preferable
  • Chartered Engineer or prepared to work towards CEng status
  • Language – English (any foreign language skills could be considered beneficial)

Professional experience:

  • Preferably a minimum of 1-year experience in Engineering as part of degree course or other
  • Preferably knowledge of engineering within hygienic process industries
  • Understanding of Briggs products and engineering services

Technical skills:

  • MS office also proficient in Excel, Access, Microsoft Project.

Required competencies & behaviour

  • Result driven, confident and dynamic personality.
  • Self-motivated with ability to gel and proactively support existing and future teams.
  • Communicate problems/issues.
  • Strong focus on quality, completeness, consistency, and accuracy engineering deliverables.
  • Work to deadlines.
  • High level of integrity, open mindedness, and flexibility.
  • Work as a team to increase efficiency and communication.
  • Excellent communication skills, sociability and social know-how.


  • 25 days' holiday plus public holidays
  • Additional holiday purchase of up to 5 days (after probation)
  • Pension Scheme (enrolled after 3 months)
  • Life Assurance of 5x annual salary once you join the pension scheme
  • Group Income Protection after probation (50% of salary with opportunity to flex up to 70% for additional cost)
  • Flexi-working policy
  • Shopping discounts platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health Shield cash plan (after probation)
  • No Smoking sites
  • Free car parking on site
  • Free tea/coffee facilities
  • Allowance for safety boots
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes available for: Charitable giving, Cycles & Cars
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Multi Faith Room


  • International and national travel will be an essential part of the role, this would be both regular travel for business meetings, also extended periods of time associated with project work as and when required to meet the Business, Client and Project needs
  • This job description is issued as a guideline to assist you in your duties, it is not exhaustive.
  • Due to the evolving nature and changing demands of our business this job description may be subject to change.
  • You may, on occasions, be required to undertake additional or other duties within the context of this job description, and according to the needs of the Company.

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How to Apply

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Tomorrow
  • Starting: September 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £25,000 with 10% rise each year for 4 years + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Burton-On-Trent/Remote
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

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