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Mechanical Engineering Designer

  • Job reference: 925344
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Salary: Up to GBP176 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Naval, Marine
  • Date posted: 08/05/2019

Mechanical Engineering Designer, Devonport, 6 month contract, To £22 per hour Ltd

37 Hours per week

Working for our defence client on a long term contract, you will be responsible for the following;

  • Responsible for resolving problems / queries through analysing and interpreting technical information that are supplied by internal and external customers.
  • Contribute, using appropriate standards, sound technical experience and knowledge, to the selection of best methodologies for the resolution/completion of tasks allocated by SSMG/Ministry of Defence (MoD).
  • To assess and verify design proposal drawings and Datum Pack drawings which results in on-site / boat validation in order to resolve technical queries.
  • Conduct on-site and off-site visits in support of the production of design drawings.
  • To carry out the upkeep and maintenance of the Submarine Ship Fit equipment database in Submarine Definition Database (SDD) via technical drawings and on-board validation.
  • Supply of technical information leading to the production of Guidance Information, working drawings and Datum Pack drawings.
  • Responsible for liaising with internal and external customers, Project and Production in order to provide support, and where applicable, complete contractual agreements.
  • Have a sound knowledge of drawing section practices, Quality Assurance practices
  • Manage, control and maintain the Quality Assurance live files for all classes of submarines.
  • Provide technical drawing assistance to the design groups as and when required.
  • Provide a professional response to all stakeholders via verbal, written, design and presentation methods of communication.
  • Upkeep and control of First Level master documents ensuring archive copies are maintained.
  • Responsible for the allocation of Fittings, Pipes and Bulkhead Penetration numbers for A, T and V Class submarines and electrical cable and equipment numbers for A Class submarines.
  • Liaise with BAES Submarine Design Services for the allocation of Astute Class Fitting numbers.
  • Responsible for the capture of all First Level changes consequent upon the analysing / interpreting technical information and design drawings
  • Manage, maintain and distribute all updated First Level documentation for internal and external customers.
  • Update First Level Area diagrams on completion of work packages.
  • Maintain the SDD for the control of issue states and applicability's of Submarine Datum Pack drawings.
  • Maintain the Surface Ship Definition Database (SSDD) for the control of issue states and applicability's of Surface Ship Datum Pack drawings.
  • Maintain, manage and distribute the DISSUB packs.
  • Maintain, manage and distribute the Confidential Datum Pack drawings and system.
  • Identify and highlight any changes to System Component Publications (SCP)
  • Act as a focal point of contact when dealing with any technical queries or requests that are related to drawings or documents


The post holder is required to hold a National Certificate (NC) or equivalent engineering academic qualification with suitable Design Office experience through the lower grades following a 4 year engineering apprenticeship.


The Post Holder should have the following:

A basic understanding of engineering and design practice's as relevant to individual discipline.

An understanding of 'As Low As Reasonable Practicable' (ALARP).

Have an understanding of Company/Departmental procedure's relating to Design, Health & Safety and Quality requirements.

A basic understanding of the 'Through Life' documentation support requirements of the Royal Navy.

The ability to communicate effectively.

A working knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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