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About the Role

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Inchinnan, Glasgow
Permanent position

Who we are:
JFD is the world leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services.
Operating worldwide, the company is the world’s leading provider of submarine rescue capability and an established provider of submarine escape training.
The company is at the forefront of Hyperbaric Rescue, along with being the leading supplier of commercial and defence diving equipment and saturation diving systems to the commercial industry.

About the role:
To provide engineering design solutions and through life engineering support to the JFD product range, working as a technical lead for the engineering team.
Workload can vary from new product design to meet client or internal specifications, through to supporting an existing client’s request to upgrade or change equipment in the field.
Where applicable, managing, coordinating and mentoring a small team by distributing work and mentoring more junior staff to deliver business deliverables by setting objectives, creating development plans and performing appraisals.

Your key responsibilities will also include:

  • Provide engineering design input to new systems and products and provide support to the existing product range by assessing technical queries.
  • Liaise with internal JFD departments such as sales, supply chain and production to ensure the best technical solution is provided in all instances.
  • Creation of part numbers and bill of materials and sourcing suitable components and materials when required.
  • Creation of engineering documentation such as specifications, proposals, assembly instructions, test procedures, certification and reports and checking detailed manufacturing drawings and documentation.
  • Ensuring engineering solutions are provided on time and on budget and adhere to engineering and company standards and processes (compliance to internal and external standards and regulations).
  • Accountability and responsibility as the discipline technical approver of drawings and documentation generated within the JFD engineering team. 
  • Where applicable, responsible for promoting engagement to achieve a resilient diverse high performing team. 
  • Where applicable, the line management of a small team on performance, development, allocation/delegation of work and compliance to internal and external standard & regulations and develop and mentor team through the use of a competence framework and training, development plans and performance appraisals.

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven mechanical design skills,
  • Skilled in generating design calculations.
  • Excellent Knowledge of manufacturing techniques.
  • Excellent Knowledge of gas and fluid systems.
  • Knowledge of Pressure Vessel design skills using PD5500, ASME VIII, EN 13445
  • Knowledge of design standards and of industry guidelines and relevant codes, standards, regulations and procedures (Lloyds, DNV, ABS, DEFSTAN, MIL-STD).
  • Knowledge of testing methods and of engineering analysis programs (ANSYS Workbench, MathCAD, Finglow.).
  • Experience in using Solidworks or similar software.
  • Previous experience in a Mechanical Engineer or Product Engineer role.
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management system for generating and storage of engineering packages.
  • Mechanical engineering degree or equivalent industry experience.

In addition, any relevant diving qualifications would be advantageous.

What do you need?
Excellent written and verbal communication and the ability to work as part of a team but also in isolation when required.
Excellent organisational skills and along with a high standard of attention to detail.
You will be methodical and thorough whilst generating and checking documentation with the ability to adapt to changing scope or client demands.
A willingness to take ownership and accountability of tasks and drive to completion.
Be focused on delivering high quality output to tight deadlines and willing to go the extra mile to ensure success is achieved.
Focused on delivering cost efficient solutions on time and on budget.

*Some travel to other JFD offices and client assets may be required.

Working for us:
We offer a number of benefits including Group Personal Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, free fruit in the office and an early finish on Fridays.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive for our vacancies, on occasion applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

JFD is proud to be part of James Fisher and Sons plc, who has partnered with the Career Transition Partnership, the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement for over 20 years.

 

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