Senior Design Engineer

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An experienced design engineer with a breadth of engineering knowledge.
The Senior Design Engineer is a key role in the Small Boats Design team and is responsible for
providing design and drafting capability across a broad spectrum of projects. The Senior
design engineer will be supporting new build, development and post design projects for small

The role:

Participate in a wide range of activities including systems design, marine engineering, concept design, detailed design, support to build, delivery and in service support to the small boats sector.
Working as part of a multi-functional team, they will lead minor engineering projects, developing requirements into solutions and providing appropriate engineering evidence for the SDA as well as provide Mentoring and technical leadership and guidance to junior team members.
The successful applicant will be experienced in the use of CAD software to create 3D models and 2D drawings, for a wide range of products from small components to whole vessel systems.
As the designs progress through the manufacturing, test, delivery and support lifecycle, the successful applicant will manage the Engineering Changes for their area of responsibility against a robust change management process. As a Senior Design engineer your main responsibilities will involve:-

Lead minor engineering projects from requirements definition through to delivery.
Provide sound estimates for engineering work carried out.
Providing technical guidance to other team members.
Collate evidence and present solutions so as to provide assurance to the SDA and other stakeholders.
Create detailed 3D models and 2D drawings, for a wide range of products from small components to whole vessel systems. Produce drawings in accordance with BS8888 Engineering Drawing standards.
Carry out small craft systems and marine engineer design tasks.
Liaise with sub-contract manufacturers and suppliers regarding design solutions.
Implement design changes and provide post-delivery support and resolve obsolescence issues.
Carry out engineering calculations as required for the project in their area of expertise.
Conducting all activities in a professional manner delivering design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestones
Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with Company, Safety, Environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation
Drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients
Participation in the preparation and submission of technical proposals and tenders as directed by bid the manager in order to provide costed proposals for future work under the authority of the SDA.
Maintaining accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken
Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved with a particular task or program of work to ensure all aspects of the design solution are considered
Liaison with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as
required to satisfy the needs of project or the business
When appropriate, the supervision of undergraduates or young persons assigned for
training to assist in the development of their knowledge and skills.Functional Knowledge:

Normally qualified to BEng degree level or HND/HNC with relevant experience; in marineengineering, small craft design, marine technology or mechanical; or equivalent level of
experience. Normally working towards chartered status with a relevant engineering body.

Capable of leading minor engineering small craft projects from requirement capturethrough to delivery.

Experienced in 3D modelling, ideally using Siemens NX, and 2D drafting (Autocad orsimilar) for production and manufacturing.

Understanding of the design process.
Awareness of Product Safety and SHE and the participation in HAZIDs.
Demonstrable knowledge and, ideally, experience in a number of the following:
Good knowledge of Small Craft systems design including electrical, fuel, bilge etc.
GRP and aluminium design and repair knowledge.
Marine engineering knowledge
Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, ISO, DefStan, Classification Rules)
Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/Classification Society standards and Defence Standards
Knowledge of commercial and/or military small craft. Business expertise:

Awareness of product safety and design for safety.
Awareness of LCM process or the engineering lifecycle.
Awareness of MOD or commercial tendering process

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