Auxiliary Systems Senior Engineer

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £38.25 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Purpose of Role:

This Senior Engineer role is to work within the Project Auxiliary systems Stage 1 design team and assist in managing the system solutions and ensure that the Stage 1 design intent is protected through the Stage 2 (3D modelling) and Stage 3 (Drawing outputs generation and issue to Production) phases of the project.

Technical Skills:

The role holder will require a wide knowledge of Marine Engineering, and Naval Ship design experience in order to fulfil this role. Stage 1 design activities will require an ability to undertake detailed system calculations, develop 2D schematics and lead the technical aspects of supplier engagement by creation of Technical Equipment specifications and Statements of Work along with management of technical deliverables from equipment suppliers within area or responsibility.

Skills and Challenges:

The role holder will be required to carry out solution appraisal along with technical assessment of suppliers' proposals in development of the design solution. The role holder will need to frequent assess conflicting information and will need to be able to think on their feet to achieve satisfactory compromises that protect the design.

Industry Knowledge:

Five years ships Auxiliary Systems design experience is highly desirable but outstanding candidates with less, or transferable experience from an applicable domain may also be considered.


BEng Mechanical/ Marine Engineering (preferred)

HND and relevant experience in lieu.

Tasks and Activities:

At the Senior Engineer level, it is expected that these tasks will be carried out with a high degree of autonomy.

Produce system specification documents and develop / document solutions to meet the specification including undertaking system performance calculations.

Produce Technical Equipment Specifications for the equipment within area of responsibility, lead the technical assessment of candidate suppliers' tenders, and perform the technical project management function for the resultant equipment contract.

Protect the programme by promptly addressing Change and Engineering issues raised against systems in area of responsibility.

Ensure that Stage 1 design intent is maintained through the later phases of the project.


Liaise with external agencies (the customer, approval authorities & subcontractors) to develop and gain authorisation of designs within scope of responsibility The role holder will have the authority and confidence to be the sole representative of the Aux systems team at important internal and external meetings.


Technical Equipment Specifications for equipment options.

System performance calculations.

Design Documentation for systems in area of responsibility.

Embodiment of appropriate Change in the design.

3D Spatial Routed System Reviews of responsible systems.

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.