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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Marine People

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is part of the engineering team that develops marine navigation and bridge systems for our client’s government and naval markets that offer market leading performance and reliability, minimise production costs and are maintainable over an extended lifecycle. The Mechanical Engineer designs, selects, evaluates and documents mechanical components and their interconnection within the bridge systems.

This is a hybrid role with an expected 50% of monthly hours based on-site.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Performs studies, experiments, research and tests in contributing to the design and development of navigation and bridge system products to established codes, standards, drawings, specifications and customer requirements, for both commercial and military customers
  • Creates and updates mechanical designs based on COTS, military grade products and customised solutions which includes the design and specification of parts and components
  • Assist with writing and maintaining Company’s mechanical engineering standards and best practices
  • Trains and mentors Junior Mechanical Engineers on Company’s mechanical standards and best practices
  • Updates and maintains the Company’s parts database
  • Reviews hardware requirements, produces hardware design documents, ensuring the proposed solution meets the stated requirements
  • Creates mechanical designs and provides information to CAD team members for drawing production
  • Reviews designs for adherence to industry and government standards
  • Prepares written plans, calculations, designs, specifications and material lists
  • Carries out technical tasks requiring accuracy of calculations, completeness of data and adherence to prescribed methods
  • Interprets and analyses design data in preparing feasibility studies and prepares reports for assigned work, resolving technical problems within the scope of the assignment
  • Provides design information and guidance to support personnel, and occasionally to suppliers, in preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication
  • Ensures that the resulting design meets system, customer and budgetary requirements and is compliant to industry and government standards
  • Clearly communicates technical and design solutions to other departments
  • Executes engineering change request (CRs) as well as providing supporting justification data
  • Follows workplace operating and environmental, health and safety procedures and guidelines

Decision-Making and Authority:

  • Reviews, approves and analyses drawings produced by the Project Team
  • Applies judgment and makes decisions to solve routine or complex issues
  • Considerable judgment necessary in handling confidential information

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus extensive practical mechanical engineering experience
  • Experience with mechanical design and design for manufacturing
  • Experience with vibration, shock, thermal, and structural analysis (FEA and MathCAD)
  • Working knowledge of product certification testing to civilian and military standards
  • Proven ability to analyse and solve hardware problems
  • Experience with SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Experience with MS Office Suite and SharePoint
  • Working knowledge of peripheral equipment, test, diagnostic and measuring equipment
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a Project team
  • Organised, able to handle multiple projects and prioritise workload
  • Working knowledge of certification to standards – knowledge of Shipbuilding codes an asset – for example: Lloyds Rules
  • Ability to design in a strategic manner taking into consideration reliability, ease of manufacture, and cost
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