Weights Engineer

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  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £31.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Description

Undertake weight management activities, including maintaining alignment with current data, identify weight consumption threats and opportunities for weigh reduction.

Liaise with a wide range of stakeholders across the project to gather information to understand the current and predicted weight outturn for the Project and Produce regular reports to Senior Management on weight and CoG consumption against budget and margin remaining


Proactively monitor and record weight information for whole ship and equipment for HCF vessel and delivery of continuous updates to ensure an accurate ongoing assessment of lightship and predicted out-turn.

Maintain metrics that show clearly and simply consumption of weight against budgets, consumption of margin, weight maturity, impact of change and highlight unauthorised weight growth.

Identify and investigate new weight threats and opportunities and propose actions to manage.

Investigate and report on impact of engineering changes on weight and CoG.

Participation in design reviews, design councils, and other engineering governance activities

Attend test weighing of procured equipment, structural units and manufactured items at supplier's premises or within the shipyard and review Test Weighing Certificates provided by suppliers.

Participate in the improvement of quality and encourage quality initiatives on the continuing quality journey.

Produce progress reports for allocated work packages, ensuring that the agreed scope is delivered within budget and schedule,

Participate in Weight Management Working Groups and workshops and other required meetings across technical domains

Functional Knowledge

Domain experience in Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering

Knowledge of platform design and integration, with particular reference to weight and weight management and the influence this has on vessel performance

Experience of engineering design processes