Mechanical Engineer (Marine)

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    Nuclear Engineering, Defence

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    c£55/hr Umbrella

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    James Walker

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    Long Term

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Mechanical Eng (Marine) - WFH / Bristol / Rosyth - Duration 8 months - Rate c£55/hr umbrella.
Key words / skills: Marine Engineer, Ships, Subs, Submarine, SC Cleared, Security Cleared, Propulsion, Power Generation, Design, Commercial Ship Design, Defence Standards.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side Babcock Naval Marine in order to recruit a Mechanical Eng (Marine) to work on a long term contract WFH / Rosyth.
As a Mechanical Eng your responsibilities and duties will include:
The PTME1 requirement within the NDP will be to conduct specific Marine Engineering Support Tasks to support successful JROC/SOC inputs for the platforms/projects as defined by the respective PL and agreed with the Principal Engineer (Marine Systems) (PE(MS)). Flexibility will be required as the definitive platform tasking list will be a developing requirement that may require reprioritising during the year. However the Tasks will be defined and agreed within Task Definition Documents (TDDs) drafted by PTME1 once the PL has identified the required task. The PL will manage the Platform Tasking and deliverable output required. Should there be a query on the ability to conduct a task the PE will address the issue with the PL to identify an appropriate solution.
Owing to the live nature of the programmes planned to be supported it is not expected that PTME1 will have significant periods without tasking. However, on a monthly basis, availability will be reviewed and if there is availability and a match with outstanding prioritised core tasking PTME1 may be required to deliver/support those deliverables as agreed and managed by PE(MS).
SoR Item / Type of Task Collocated/WFH Platform Team (Core)
Security Clearance of Individual SECRET
Security Classification of Task Official Sensitive
SQEP Description Senior Marine Engineer, Chartered Engineer*, with 5 or more years’ experience at that level

The requirement is for 8 months with an option for a further 12 months (215 working days) to be exercised if FY21/22 Tasks result in follow-on tasking in FY22/23. The option will only be taken if it is agreed that the incumbent is ideally suited based on performance to-date and agreement of both Tasking Authority and NDP – otherwise it will be re-competed as normal.

The post is required to develop and produce the necessary ME-related inputs to enable successful JROC and SOC submissions within the required delivery timescale.
PTME1 is to be prepared to switch tasks, as directed by the PL with little notice.

The NDP SQEP for PTME1 shall have the following skills/experience:
A Senior Marine Engineer, Chartered Engineer or equivalent, with 5 or more years’ experience working at that level. If not Chartered then candidates must have a minimum of 9 years’ experience and evidence of ongoing CPD and relevant innovation in recent tasks must be provided;
Recent (within 3 years) experience of working on naval ship pre-concept and/or concept design studies.
Experience of naval ship propulsion and power generation design and operation, with emphasis on sizing of propulsion and power generation systems.
A solid understanding of the electrical power generation and distribution systems on board naval vessels.
Extensive knowledge of whole ship design associated with performance, ship fit; integration and build-ability with an appreciation and understanding of how the naval architecture and combat systems impact on the ship design and its marine systems;
Experience of Commercial ship design and class requirements and statutory legislation;
Ability, experience and proof of producing high quality, well-structured and logically written reports within tight timescales that clearly communicate an understanding of the task, the work carried out, conclusions and recommendations made to the sponsor;
Team player but able to work with minimum of supervision.

Demonstrable experience of sizing auxiliary systems, including HVAC.
Knowledge of the workings and organisations of the UK maritime defence market;
Experience of Naval Ship Design & Defence Standards;
Experience of working in a multi company environment in a large project (preferably ship);
A competence in using 2D/3D CAD packages (Rhino3D and AutoCAD are currently used at NDP);
Good presentation skills;
Industrious, output-focussed and with a 'can do' attitude directed to the delivery of objectives.

Ideally you will be a Chartered Engineer.
Marine Engineer
Security Cleared.
5-10 years experience.

To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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