Mechanical Design Engineer

40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + GBP40000 - GBP45000/annum Holidays Pension
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Mechanical Design Engineer


GBP40000 - GBP45000pa


* To produce and assist in the production of practical new designs to tight timescales in a supportive team environment.
* Generation of documentation within the production design office including, but not limited to, concept through to detailed manufacturing drawings & parts lists, technical qualifications and project supportive documentation to ensure internal and external deadlines are achieved.
* Produce conceptual designs from functional specifications.
* Layout design of mechanical / hydraulic machinery / electrical systems and sub systems.
* To work in multi-discipline project teams on specific aspects of equipment design.
* Undertake component stress calculations and compile documented calculation packages for third party verification in order to comply to varying international codes and standards.
* Produce / assist with equipment test specifications for use in house and at site.
* Liaison with other delivery team members to ensure design specifications are met within budget requirements.
* Assistance to other departments notably Purchasing, Production, Project Management and Quality Assurance.
* Identification of any improvement to working practices in the engineering department.
* Contribution to the completion and implementation of concessions and alterations / amendments to drawings.
* Bid support, travel for technical input, customer liaison, input to sales proposals.
* Participation in, and contribution to, design reviews, contract reviews and other project-related activities.
* Attendance at technical meetings (UK and Overseas)
* Liaison with Service Engineers and assistance with customer queries and problems.
* As well as design, all staff work flexibly to cover all aspects of the production of relatively complex one-off machines.


* Autocad • Inventor • Vault • Ansys • MS Office


We are looking for engineers with an innovative mechanical background, a passion for engineering excellence with ideally a rounded background in the marine handling systems / lifting appliance industry. The result is a varied job with varying degrees of responsibility, differing types of tasks ranging from initial design to final sign off at SAT, supporting project management and/or customer visits but with practical design remaining central to the job.

The successful candidate will:

Have experience in structural steel fabrication design

* Be effective in carrying out detailed structural strength calculations for both structural and mechanical components
* Display a high degree of computing literacy on engineering design packages
* Have good interpersonal skills
* Be highly organised and focussed

The following is also desirable:

BEng (Hons) Design Engineering or equivalent experience

Chartered Engineer or working towards chartered status

Familiar and confident with 3-D structural analysis

Competent in Basic 3-D FEA techniques


The position is salaried payable monthly by credit transfer.

Hours of work will be based on a normal five day working week of 37 hrs between

08:00 - 16:45 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 - 12:00 Friday.

However due to operational requirements you may be required and so be prepared to work additional hours over and above these.

Holiday entitlement is 33 days per annum including all statutory and public holidays, prior agreement from department management is required.

Pension scheme is as per current statutory legislation