Structural Design Engineer (Seatings)

Marine People are searching for a Structural Design Engineer (Seating) on behalf of our client, a large shipbuilding company, based in Canberra, Australia.

The purpose of this job is to:

· Participate in the design of the submarine structure – seatings

· Provide design acceptance for the seating design

· Work to ensure the ‘build-ability’ of the structures, in relation with the shipyard.

· Ensure compliance with Technical Standards

*Seatings refer to the foundations, brackets and structural attachments used to attach equipment and system components to the submarine structure.

The Structural Design Engineer (Seatings) will be required to:

· Undergo on-the-job training in France (Cherbourg)

· Become competent in the Naval Group Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Tools including the

3D CAD tool and structural analysis software

· Adhere to export, security, ITAR and commercial requirements that apply to the design data

· Understand and apply Naval Group design and configuration management processes.

· Work in parallel with the Design Team in France within a collaborative ICT environment.

· Mentor and provide guidance to junior designers coming out of the Naval Group Traineeship.

The Structural Design Engineer (Seatings) is responsible for:

· Applying and confirming compliance to design requirements, interfaces and constraints flowed

from the Hull & Structures team

· Conduct the structural design analysis for the seating designs using structural analysis


· Provide guidance to the seating design team on topics such as:

 Manufacturing process

 Material properties, behaviour and compatibility

 Tolerance limits

 Accessibility constraints

· Provide design acceptance of the seating design within the limits defined by the Hull &

Structures team.

· Working with subcontracted designers to achieve the design objectives

· Documenting design decisions and requirements compliance in the design justification files.

· Contributing to the preparation for design reviews


Education & Experience 

· Associate or Bachelor Degree in Engineering (essential).

· Minimum of 3 years experience in structural design (essential)

· Demonstrated experience in defence, maritime, automotive or energy sectors

· Experience with 3D CAD Tools such as Catia, Solidworks, Inventor or Shipconstructor

· Knowledge of naval platforms and systems (desirable).

· Experience in production environment or trade background (desirable).


Skills & Attributes 

· Displays an aptitude for creative thinking and problem-solving

· Demonstrates high levels of commitment, personal drive and application in achieving

organisational outcomes and the ability to perform under pressure.

· Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

· Ability to operate well in a team and to also work autonomously

· French language skills (desirable).


Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Canberra (Australia)

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