Mechanical Design Engineer

Primary Purpose of the Role:

To carry out general engineering tasks as required by the business.

With the support of other members of the team, carry out more specialised mechanical design tasks associated with design for the sub sea environment.

Principal Relationships:

Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Team Leader (Templecombe)

Communication within the team to share experience both ways to learn from others and develop experience.

To communicate progress and issues with the Work Package / Project Manager for the allocated tasks. Keeping Team Leader informed of challenges, successes and issues.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

The role may include, but not be limited to the following activities:

To develop and agree a development plan with the team leader and then take responsibility for following the development plan and requesting assistance as needed.

To carry out mechanical design activities in a team environment with other engineers.

Work collaboratively with production and procurement to produce cost effective, easy to manufacture design solutions.

Provide support to the preparation of detailed estimates and bids.

Provide support to production as required.

Trials and integration support as required.

Key performance Indicators against Responsibilities and Tasks (professional only):

Monitor compliance of designs against target costs and lead time.

The Engineer is expected to monitor their performance against agreed commitments to Time, Cost and Quality.

Performance measured against individual objectives in accordance with the company appraisal system.



    • Basic experience of Manufacturing Processes.
    • General understanding of Engineering Development lifecycles.
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Proactive "can-do" mentality
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Must have Microsoft Office suite experience
    • The individual will be expected to demonstrate a level of autonomy.
    • A logical approach to problem solving is required.


    • Thermal management (use of CFD tools useful but not essential)
    • Carry out basic static stress and FEA analysis using Pro-E Mechanica



    • Strong demonstrated experience of Mechanical Design Roles including at least a subset of the following:
      • Packaging of electronics and associated cabling.
      • Designing for platform installation. Ship / submarine.
      • Designing of assembly and mould tooling.
      • Designing of lifting equipment.
      • Producing key point manufacturing drawings in support of machine from model.
      • Producing detailed manufacturing and assembly drawings.
      • Providing support to the preparation of design requirements.
    • Proficient in the use of 3D CAD system.


    • Proficient in the use of Pro-Engineer.
    • The key areas of design undertaken for which previous experience would be beneficial will include: -
      • The design of sonar assemblies and equipment for the sub-sea environment.
      • The design deployment systems
      • Design processes involving moulding of polyurethane, epoxy and other resins.
      • Design of composite structures and sonar domes.
      • Design / specification of sub-sea cable assemblies.
      • Thermal management (use of CFD tools useful but not essential)
      • Carry out basic static stress and FEA analysis using Pro-E Mechanica