Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

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  • Location

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Maritime Defence

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  • Contact:

    Katie Robson Hill

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Morson International are currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer on a permanent basis. This is an opportunity to join a leading maritime defence business in Dorset.

You will be responsible for developing new and existing technology in-line with the wider business strategy and roadmaps. You will be responsible for leading and delivering large engineering work packages involving engineers across a number of disciplines from within the business in order to develop systems from initial concept through to customer acceptance in accordance with the Engineering Process Lifecycle. This includes designing and testing equipment to meet stringent technical specifications and in accordance with work package agreement budgets and timescales.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading technical concept development / costs for bidding activities / future strategy
  • Developing innovative solutions at the cutting edge of the available technology
  • Work package generation to deliver the programme of work
  • Working with System Design Authorities and Engineering Managers to ensure technical focus in-line with business strategy
  • Generating technical procurement specifications and working with suppliers.
  • Provide guidance to and management of the multi-disciplined development teams to deliver work packages to time, cost and quality
  • Monitor the progress against work packages and identify project risks
  • Managing the system development in accordance with the Engineering Process Lifecycle
  • Ensuring test and acceptance requirements are agreed
  • Provide design specifications and supporting documentation at an appropriate level for the project

What we are looking for in you:

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent and experience in a multi-disciplined design environment
  • In depth knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) modelling techniques (Solid Edge preferred)
  • Good knowledge of appropriate drawing and defence standards
  • Designing and implementing cost-effective equipment modifications to help improve safety, reliability and efficiency
  • Developing, testing and evaluating theoretical designs
  • Discussing and solving complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers
  • An excellent appreciation for mechanical, electrical, electronic and software design principals
  • Knowledge and understanding of system engineering principles
  • Able to interpret user and system requirements, generating system concepts, designs and test approaches
  • Have a drive and ability for continuous product and personal improvement

The successful candidate must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance).