As part of a world leading geotechnical contracting group, Bachy Soletanche Limited specialises in all aspects of modern Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering, Including bored and displacement piling, diaphragm walls, grouting, mini piling, anchors, ground improvements and environmental engineering. Bachy Soletanche have a fantastic opportunity to join our busy Plant Engineering team as a Mechanical Design Engineer in Burscough, Lancashire.

Main Purpose of the Mechanical Design Engineer Role

  • To provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to extremely large plant or machinery which are used in the piling industry.
  • You will work in a small team on all stages of a product, from research and development to design and manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning.

Key Tasks

As a Mechanical Design Engineer, your role will include:

  • Design and implement cost-effective equipment or modifications to help improve safety and reliability
  • Develop a project specification with colleagues, often including those from other engineering disciplines
  • Discuss and solve complex problems with, suppliers and customers
  • Ensuring a product can be made reliably and will perform consistently in specified operating environments
  • Managing projects
  • Produce details of specifications for a design
  • Recommend modifications following testing results
  • Using research, analytical, conceptual and planning skills, particularly mathematical modelling and computer-aided design
  • Consider the implications of issues such as cost, safety and time constraints
  • Work with other professionals, within and outside the Plant Engineering Department
  • Monitor and commission a design.

Personal Qualities and Experience


  • Degree qualified in Mechanical or Structural Engineering
  • Experienced in 2D and 3D modelling using Inventor
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Understanding of Hydraulic Systems and Instrumentation
  • Experience of designing heavy plant fabrications


  • Experience working on heavy plant designs for the piling or mining industry
  • An Understanding of BIM

Physical Working Environment

Mainly office based in Burscough, Lancashire, however when necessary site visits are required in the UK.


Applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are interested please click here to download the application form, and send it, along with your CV to:

HR Department, Henderson House
Langley Place. Higgins Lane
Burscough, L40 8JS.

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