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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location: Littleport, CB6 1RA
  • Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum, Benefits: Pension, discretionary bonus, 25 days holiday plus stats, health cash plan
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 4 months ago

  • Sector: Renewables, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Contact: Huw Guariento
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0191 415 3300
  • Start Date: 20 November 2023
  • Expiry Date: 20 December 2023
  • Job Ref: V-165189

JOB TITLE: Design Engineer

Responsible to: Senior Design Engineer

Role Purpose:

The design department provides detailed Engineering Design and Technical support associated with subsea & renewable equipment solutions to meet the customer requirements in the Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy markets commensurate with relevant national and international standards.

Working day-to-day for the Senior Engineer and collaboratively with the Design Engineers, Graduate Engineers and Design Technicians the Design Engineer will be responsible for supporting the design teams as directed by the Senior Design Engineer or Lead Engineer.

Main responsibilities of the role:

  1. Provide detailed design engineering for new projects, liaise with other departments to ensure understanding of all customer/project requirements and to support the Proposals, Purchasing, Project Management, Quality and Production teams.

  2. Produce detailed technical documentation including specifications and drawings for internal and subcontract manufacture, ensuring full compliance, during all engineering and related activities with regard to sound engineering practice and adherence to relevant internal and external procedures, guidelines and standards.

  3. Produce economic engineered solutions, considering all aspects from materials to manufacturability and quality, whilst satisfying all customer and internal requirements. Liaising with suppliers on technical and engineering matters, ensuring knowledge of industry developments are kept up to date.

  4. Formulate good working relationships with customers and suppliers, communicating with the Senior Design Engineer frequently and keep them fully informed at all times. Taking ownership of meeting internal and external deadlines.

  5. Operate CAD package and design software, maintaining files and working environment in an orderly and safe fashion conforming to company procedures.

  6. Complete internal and external Non Conformance and Concession/ Deviation Reports. In addition to the above responsibilities, the role holder is required to undertake such duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required from time to time.


  • Health, Safety & Environment, Quality & Innovation, Agility, Customer Focus, Ethics & Integrity, People, Leadership.


Core – customer focus, accountable: deliver on promises, promotes teamwork, credible and trusted professional, creativity and innovation and continuous self and business improvement. Making Good Decisions – planning, organising and priority setting, delegate, measure and manage work. Managing Yourself – attention to detail, project delivery focused, and awareness of personal impact. Working with Others – communicate openly and well to deliver project and maintain long-term relationships. Function and Technical – Technical competence and functional specific competence.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience, Qualifications:

  • Organised, accurate and be self-motivated with an eye for detail.

  • Good time-management skills and able to prioritise his/her work to ensure all the Design Engineering Team requirements are met on time.

  • Holders of the role will need to demonstrate familiarity with the challenges of working on multiple projects and managing tasks effectively.

  • Able to work as part of a team and can communicate effectively at all levels,

  • Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering theory

  • Technical report writing

  • Experienced with AutoCad software packages, specifically AutoDesk Inventor and Vault as well as Microsoft word and excel packages.

  • Able to adapt to bespoke / non-standard software packages with minimal training

  • Experienced in Reviewing client documentation

  • Experience working in a process orientated environment.

  • Demonstrated clear evidence of technical competence, responsibility and professional conduct.


Degree in an Engineering subject, or relevant experience gained in an engineering field.

Stakeholders: Projects, Sales, Tendering, Planning, Engineering (Design, Product Development and Analysis), Supply Chain, Operations and External Clients/Customers.

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