Mechanical Designer - Surface Ship

Job Description:
Responsible for the preparation, production and upkeep of Datum Pack drawings and photographs in accordance with Defence Standard (Def Stan) 02-38, Def Stan 02-41 and customer requirements.
Responsible for Developing innovative design solutions in reaction to operational defects or revised customer requirements.
Responsible for producing & presenting Conceptual Design Studies and Design Solutions at Design Reviews and meetings with customer and/or Production Department.
Responsible for resolving problems / queries through analysing and interpreting technical information that are supplied by internal and external customers.
Contribute, using appropriate standards, sound technical experience and knowledge, to the selection of best methodologies for the resolution/completion of tasks allocated by SSMG/Ministry of Defence (MoD).
To assess and verify design proposal drawings and Datum Pack drawings which results in on-site / boat validation in order to resolve technical queries.
Conduct on-site and off-site visits in support of the production of design drawings.
To carry out the upkeep and maintenance of the Surface Ship Fit equipment database in Surface Ship Definition Database (SSDD) via technical drawings and on-board validation.
Responsible for liaising with internal and external customers, Project and Production in order to provide support, and where applicable, complete contractual agreements.
Have a sound knowledge of drawing section practices, Quality Assurance practices and governance procedures in order to provide assistance in a proficient and timely manner.
Manage, control and maintain the Quality Assurance live files for all classes of Surface Ships.
Provide technical drawing assistance to the design groups as and when required.
Provide a professional response to all stakeholders via verbal, written, design and presentation methods of communication.
Maintain the Surface Ship Definition Database (SSDD) for the control of issue states and applicability's of Surface Ship Datum Pack drawings.
Surface Ships through analysing and interpreting A&A's, Design Queries (DQ's), Change Requests and any other authority.
Act as a focal point of contact when dealing with any technical queries or requests that are related to drawings or documents associated with Surface Ships that have been raised by industrial partners and internal / external customers.

The post holder is required to hold a National Certificate (NC) or equivalent engineering academic qualification with suitable Design Office experience or a 4 year engineering apprenticeship.

The Post Holder should have the following:
A basic understanding of engineering and design practices as relevant to individual discipline.
An understanding of 'As Low As Reasonable Practicable' (ALARP).
Have an understanding of Company/Departmental procedures relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements.
A basic understanding of the 'Through Life' documentation support requirements of the Royal Navy.
The ability to communicate effectively.