Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Bristol (City Centre)

Job summary

Babcock International
£50,000 - £59,999
Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Expertise: Either HVAC, Auxiliary Systems or Power & Propulsion
Location: Either Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth
Compensation: £46,589 - £56,906
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF54087

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. As a leading provider of naval ship support and maintenance we design, build, assemble, maintain, and upgrade international warships, delivering through-life support across the globe, ensuring that the UK Royal Navy and international navies go to sea safely.

We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities as well as our continuing work on in-service Naval platforms. If you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction, then consider Babcock for your next move.

You will join a national team of over 800 engineers and designers within the Marine Sector of Babcock.

The role

As a Mechanical Design Engineer you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You'll be responsible for authoring, reviewing and substantiating Mechanical designs through calculations, simulations, commissioning, and diagnostic test support. They are required to contribute and lead product development throughout the design lifecycle and provide technical support to our key customers, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of engineering outputs. They are required to act as Technical Authorities and have deep subject knowledge of an aspect of Mechanical engineering.

The role requires demonstrable experience in the development of Marine and Mechanical engineering systems on marine platforms, demonstrable experience of using analytical engineering software such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, 2D and 3D CAD packages, as well as experience of contributing/leading Design Reviews, experience of working with Production Teams with good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Primary deliverables are substantiation reports/designs for installation solutions; this can include development/analysis and/or verification/validation of Power and Propulsion designs, Auxiliary Ship Systems and/or HVAC system designs.
  • Preparation and production of substantiation reports for mechanical and marine solutions throughout the entire design lifecycle phases (Concept, Basic, Functional, Detail, Manufacturing, Installation and Decommissioning), in line with recognised standards and to the required time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Develop innovative design solutions with robust engineering substantiation.
  • Provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries.
  • Produce technical reports and other documentation.
  • Be aware of and ensure that, health, safety and environmental requirements are implemented.
  • Assist with the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs.
  • Provide mentoring support to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their professional development.

Essential experience of the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is required to have a high level of developed knowledge, the role is directly accountable for design development, and determines solutions to problems and issues within their specialist subject area.

Although the role is working within the Marine industry we will consider candidates from all industries including building services, defence & construction.

The role is on a permanent basis with hybrid working. Base locations can be either Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth.

Qualifications for the Senior Mechanical Design Engineer:

Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered.
You will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g., RINA, IET, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold Chartered status (or have a clear route through to chartership);

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Babcock International

For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world.

To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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