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Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

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Role & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct detailed analysis of design requirements, specifications, and project objectives to develop innovative mechanical design solutions
  • Utilise CAD software and other design tools to create detailed 2D drawings and 3D models of mechanical components, ensuring accuracy, functionality, and compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Substantiate designs using analytical methods, FEA software, and other simulation tools to validate the integrity, performance, and safety of mechanical designs in the maritime environment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including electrical engineers, naval architects, and control systems engineers, to ensure seamless integration and compatibility of mechanical designs with other system elements.
  • Conduct material selection and evaluation, considering factors such as mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, weight optimisation, and cost-effectiveness, for the development of maritime technology solutions.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation, including design specifications, engineering drawings, and technical reports, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records throughout the design and development process.
  • Commit to learning fast and learning by doing, through the use of prototypes, simulation and other testing and validation.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Advanced degrees or specialised certifications are a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, analyse, and resolve complex design challenges.
  • Courageous and innovative mindset, unafraid to challenge conventional thinking and propose novel ideas.
  • Proficiency in sketching and the ability to communicate design concepts visually.
  • Expertise in 3D modelling software, such as Inventor or SolidWorks.
  • In-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering principles, materials, and manufacturing processes relevant to maritime technology, enabling a confident and justified compromise of performance and cost.
  • Strong knowledge of material selection and combination for use in the marine environment, extending to established and novel corrosion mitigation technologies and methodologies.
  • Confident in design justification through market research, hand calculation, simulation and physical testing.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory requirements and industry standards for marine systems and equipment. In particular, experience designing for class approval of machinery and mechanical systems against Lloyd’s or DNV-GL is beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present design proposals.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to create accurate technical drawings and models.
  • Experience with prototyping, testing, and iterative design processes.
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