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Senior/ Principal Mechanical Engineer

Aerospace & Defence
Job Type:
Market related


Senior/ Principal Mechanical Engineer




One of our main clients has an urgent requirement for a Senior/ Principal Mechanical Engineer to be based at their facility in Portsmouth on a permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large engineering company who are working on industry leading projects across multiple sectors.


As 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.


You will cover the following:

  • 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.


My client would be keen to speak to candidates with the following expertise:


  • 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



  • 5-10 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 processe



My client is offered a competitive salary with an exceptional benefits package, apply now to explore this opportunity.


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