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Mechanical Design Engineer - Orcaflex - VR/20292

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Status: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen
Ref: VR/20292
Rate: £Commensurate with experience

Currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer on a permanent staff basis for an oil and gas company based in Aberdeen.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Design Engineer – Orcaflex will have the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Designing and optimising company products from initial concept stage through to production in a professional and time efficient manner.
  • Producing 3D CAD models and detail drawings to provide solutions in accordance with client requirements.
  • Producing technical reports, detailing work completed and the products produced. This includes, but is not limited to, Hydrodynamic Analysis using Orcaflex, engineering calculations, Finite Element Analysis and CFD.
  • Assisting in the development of company design systems, standards and procedures.
  • Contributing development ideas for new and existing products in new and existing industries.
  • Supporting work for proposals and projects, through working to tight deadlines.



  • An Engineering Degree qualification in Mechanical or Structural Engineering. A Degree in Mechanical Engineering would be preferred.
  • Or, alternatively an HND qualification in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience in a similar role.


  • Chartered Engineer status, or working towards.



  • A minimum of 3 years’ mechanical design engineering experience within the oil and gas industry.
  • Strong knowledge, understanding and competency in Hydrodynamic Analysis techniques, preferably using Orcaflex.
  • Experience using FEA and 3D CAD software (Inventor preferred).
  • Thermal and mechanical FEA experience.


  • 5+ years’ mechanical design engineering experience.
  • 3 years’ experience in Hydrodynamic Analysis, preferably with the analysis of Mooring systems, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines.
  • Experience with FEA and CFD simulation techniques.
  • Programming experience with Visual Basic.
  • Composites experience.
  • Experience of working with plastics within a design environment.
  • Programming and macro derivation experience.
  • Experience with the design of buoyancy products.
  • Experience with Mathcad.
  • Injection moulding experience.
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