Detail Designer - Wholeship Weight Monitoring

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £28.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

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Position Description

To conduct a rolling audit of the FORAN model to identify areas of over engineering with a view to reducing weight


  • Review FORAN model and identify areas of potential over engineering that is driving up weight
  • For areas identified engage with appropriate stakeholders to confirm or otherwise the potential for weight reduction
  • Support affected engineers/detail designers by suggesting alternative arrangements.
  • Document review findings and alternative solutions to provide a record for formal configuration control and to provide Learning from Experience to be applied to the ongoing and future projects


  • Experience of design in a weight critical project or weight reduction activitiesTechnical Knowledge
    • Possesses in-depth knowledge of all aspects within their discipline
    • Able to perform robust analysis using recognised draughting and analytical tools and to make sound judgements based on experience
  • Has sufficient breadth of knowledge of warship design and the sound judgement needed to be able make correct trade-off decisions

Business Expertise

Minimum 5 Years' experience in naval shipbuilding or related engineering industry

Problem Solving

  • Ability to quickly assimilate engineering data and define solutions and opportunities
  • Able to take and alternative view of an issue and not be constrained by what has gone before
  • Good problem solver and be able to poropse alternative solutions
  • Researches when digging for information

Impact of Position

Structural solutions, calculations, design sketches and drawings supporting weight saving proposals, specific to own discipline

Design and Assessment Studies

Technical Reports and Drawings

Presentation material


  • Typically HNC/HND qualified, likely to be in a technology, engineering or science related discipline
  • Meets the requirements for or working towards registration As Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a relevant Professional Body

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.