Senior / Principal Mechanical Engineer

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  • Location:

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Defence and Security

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  • Salary:

    £44000 - £60000 per annum + + excellent benefits

  • Contact:

    Sam Bason

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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Senior / Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • Marine; Defence; Naval; Maritime; MOD; Navy; Surface Ships;

  • Mechanical; Propulsion; Power; Concept; Design; Development;

  • Portsmouth (opportunity to work from home)

  • £44,000 - £60,000 + excellent benefits

Would you like to play a part in the development of future engineering solutions and upgrades for in-service Naval Ships? We currently have a vacancy for a Principal or Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our naval Engineering team at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Principal or Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will work across the breadth of the engineering design lifecycle to support the surface ship fleet. You will be responsible for providing professional mechanical engineering services to meet the future operational needs of naval platforms, the Engineering Services business and customer programmes.

This role will provide exposure to engineering systems across a wide range of naval craft including the Type 45 Destroyer, QEC Carrier, Offshore Patrol Vessel and T23 Frigate.

Your main responsibilities as a Principal or Senior Mechanical Engineer will involve:

  • Developing and applying marine equipment and system technical requirements to drive the definition of engineering solutions.

  • Developing design concepts in accordance with applicable marine codes and standards and undertaking mechanical assessments of these proposals.

  • Working alongside other engineering disciplines to deliver integrated system solutions. Gathering evidence to demonstrate compliance of these solutions with safety, function and performance requirements.

  • Authoring technical reports, system and equipment specifications, and supplier statements of work.

  • Technical engagement with MOD stakeholders, test facilities, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers as required to satisfy project needs.

  • Presentation of work to engineering authorities and customer stakeholders.

  • Supporting business development teams in defining technical work scopes and authoring bid responses for future Defence engineering opportunities.

Your skills and qualifications:


  • A degree in Mechanical or Marine Engineering

  • A Chartered engineer, or evidence of recent progression towards Chartership

  • Experience in the design definition of marine systems

  • Familiarity with the systems engineering lifecycle and an ability to apply good systems engineering practices to your work

  • An awareness of marine engineering codes and standards, and their application in the design of systems and specification of equipment


  • 5 years+ experience in the design of naval marine power & propulsion, and auxiliary systems.

  • An awareness of the operational requirements specific to naval ships, and the design intent of their systems.

  • Familiarity with engineering analysis workflows and processes