Mechanical Project Engineer – Submarines

This role is 3 weeks per month at our client’s sites in either Portsmouth, Bristol or Glasgow and 1 week on site in Barrow-in-Furness.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Mechanical Project Engineer will involve:

During the design phase:

  • Supporting technical investigations, root cause analysis, feasibility and concept studies. Applying engineering theory/technical knowledge to support findings and recommendations including design substantiation via calculation and simulation
  • Defining equipment/system technical requirements and acceptance routes. Applying and managing requirements to drive the development of design solutions for mechanical systems, including supplier/OEM management, Change Requests and Concessions
  • Applying analysis outputs to demonstrate compliance with safety, functional and performance requirements

During the transition from design to build:

  • Assessing and managing the integration of solutions with other engineering systems across the platform in accordance with processes
  • Resolving production queries as quickly as practicable within safety / design intent
  • Line Management of Project Engineers within their respective Engineering Support teams
  • Supporting in the application of mandated MOD safety and environmental systems, Product Safety & associated Frameworks
  • Supporting Production Teams to aid in the application of requirements and standards to ensure they are fully understood and met


Your skills and qualifications:

  • Experience of working within an Engineering role supporting submarines or their subsystems/equipment
  • Experience of working in complex design programmes
  • You must have experience of working on Mechanical systems, Hydraulics, HVAC, Cooling, Valves, Diesel Generators, Variable Ballast Systems, Steam, Transmission, Feed and Modelling
  • Must be willing to travel across the UK to different sites at least once a month
  • Degree qualified (Mechanical Engineering) or equivalent experience
  • Ideally have design software knowledge or willing to learn the desired software package


What we’re looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills, both written and verbal. You will have the ability to integrate and converse with a diverse team of professional engineers as well as being able to work with the customer and a wide variety of stakeholders. You must be able to hit the ground running and be capable off owning and setting short term objectives.


Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Barrow-in-Furness (UK) Bristol (UK) Glasgow (UK) Portsmouth (UK)

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