Engineer – Outfit

Role Description

The successful candidate will undertake a defined range of Wholeship – Outfit activities including Outfit systems, compartment design and integration activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements. Supplying advice and support to internal and external customers ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and service requirements.

Core activities

  • The role holder will require knowledge and experience of naval and / or commercial ship outfit systems with the experience to support system and spatial integration issues with other disciplines.
  • Outfit includes the design or operation of:-
    • Deck coverings, Coatings, Insulation & Linings
    • Accommodation and Wet Spaces
    • Medical
    • Ship’s Access & Escape (i.e. doors, hatches, ladders. etc.)
    • Evacuation & Lifesaving
    • Removal routes
    • Commissariat, Galley & Laundry
    • Offices, Stores (incl. refrigerated) & Workshops
    • Human Factors awareness
    • Damage Control & Portable Firefighting
    • Equipment Procurement Packs
    • Rule sets: Def. Standards, Lloyds, Naval Rules
    • Compartment and Product Safety

Key accountabilities 

  • Produce Layout Drawings for Outfit compartments for review by stakeholders and to allow Stage 2 to correctly model these spaces.
  • Update Windchill PLM with mature parts, systems, occurrences and compartment data to ensure it correctly presents the baseline design.
  • Prepare technical equipment specifications; develop designs in line with all specifications and standards and co-ordinate with suppliers to ensure delivery to the agreed specification.
  • Produce Procurement Pack documentation.
  • Co-ordinate with systems engineers and detail designers on the integration of Outfit systems.
  • Support and attend FATs, HATs and SATs during the build, commissioning and trials phases.
  • Support acceptance activities for Outfit facilities and equipment.
  • Support HAZIDs and Safety Reviews.
  • Support Design Reviews and Zonal Reviews.
  • Develop Ship design specifications under guidance and carry out Engineering Design activities in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, examples being development of outfit packages and General Arrangements.
  • Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying Outfit processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need.
  • Carry out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the design of improvements.
  • Contribute to process improvement within the operational and/or engineering team to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation.
  • Liaise with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters.

Qualifications & Functional knowledge

  • Typically degree qualified (not essential), likely to be in a Technology, Engineering or Science related discipline
  • Working towards the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council
  • Minimal experience in engineering or a defence related industry.
  • Possesses good knowledge of most aspects within current discipline
  • Able to perform analysis using recognised analytical tools and to make sound judgements
  • Has sufficient capability to be able to make correct trade-off decisions
  • Experience in an Outfit Ship Design environment.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to management and peers.
  • Displays flexibility through response to radical changes.
  • Strong understanding of Detail Design Requirements as immediate customer in Engineering Lifecycle
  • Experience with CAD software like AutoCAD or FORAN is desirable.


Job Categories: Engineering
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Bristol (UK) Glasgow (UK) Portsmouth (UK)

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