Design Engineer - Constructive

Job Description

To undertake a defined range of detail design activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements, supplying advice and support to operations and other functions, ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and service requirement.

Operate within the functionality of the appropriate tools and techniques (e.g. Autocad, Inventor, Foran etc) as directed by his/her supervisor.

Produce and develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out detail design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained, taking due cognisance of Designing for Production.

Carry out investigations into operational problems or developments, develop, and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a team.

Support the development of best practice to increase the capability, performance of tools and processes

To identify personal training requirements, skills gaps and development requirements in own discipline.

Keep up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices), and supply technical support and expertise to others as required.

Conduct ship trials and surveys.

Additional Information

Additional Key Accountabilities:

Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development.

Be cognisant of assigned budgets,

Advise/instruct apprentices and trainees of similar discipline in the technical content of work.

Answer Technical queries about his/her own work and that of subordinates within their level of knowledge and competency.

Requires detailed and comprehensive understanding of design concepts and principles relating to the relevant engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical or structural). Has significant experience and able to apply knowledge to a wide range of design issues.

Has a depth of understanding within own discipline and is able to discuss and understand context and implication of technical issues across a limited number of other engineering disciplines pertinent to Ship Engineering.

The Individual
Requires strong communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
Typically communication will be internally focused but may include limited communication and interface with external contacts and customers.
Is required to influence, guide and convince others to adopt a particular course of action.
Can apply the relevant Business processes to developing their outputs.

May be required to be the lead designer on a project and coordinate the input of a team of designers provides advice and guidance to others within the same team or same discipline area.

Job requires ability to make judgments to meet exacting specifications and requirements. Judgement based on previous experiences.

Be able to provide information that will be analysed and used by others to deliver the solution.

Carry out calculations to determine engineering outputs relevant to own discipline.