Design Engineer - VR/29833

Status: Permanent
Location: Westhill
Rate: Available Upon Request

Currently recruiting for an experienced Design Engineer on a permanent staff basis for a Subsea Service company based in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.


The Design Engineer will support the delivery of innovative engineering solutions from conception and design – all the way through to project management and delivery. 


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

  • Providing innovative engineering solutions for the Offshore Energy sector.
  • Carrying out conceptual and detailed 3D modelling, detailed engineering drawings and schematics - using proprietary CAD packages.
  • Undertaking engineering calculations, ensuring fitness for purpose of designs.
  • Effectively designing optimisation, including the selection of components and materials.
  • Carrying out engineering analysis, primarily finite element analysis.
  • Undertaking, and participating in, in-house and client-based design reviews.
  • Reviewing and checking engineering drawings, calculations, analysis models and documentation.
  • Compiling of technical documentation including reports, calculations, specifications, parts lists, assembly test and operational procedures, and manufacturing data.  
  • Interfacing and technical liaison with other company staff across multiple sites, as well as clients and suppliers.
  • Project engineering and management of design and build projects.
  • Providing project cost estimating.
  • Monitoring live budget for projects.
  • Liaising with 3rd party design verification bodies.
  • Providing offshore engineering support activities from onshore, as well as from location offshore, as required.
  • Providing day to day engineering support and advice to Manufacturing, Test and Assembly Departments.



  • A Degree qualification in a Mechanical Engineering discipline, or similar, is essential.
  • Chartered Engineer status, or working towards, would be preferred.
  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential.
  • Previous design engineering experience with subsea technology and marine handling equipment would be preferred.
  • Previous experience in a design for manufacture environment would be preferred.
  • Applicants should have a strong grasp of structural mechanics and materials technology.
  • Applicants will be expected to hold a sound understanding of conceptual and detailed design processes for cost effective manufacture.
  • Applicants should have a sound understanding of manufacturing processes, including machining and fabrication.
  • Applicants will be expected to have Finite Element Analysis (FEA) experience.
  • Applicants will be expected to have experience with engineering software, such as SolidWorks, Mathcad and ANSYS Static Structural.
  • Applicants should have experience of working with 3rd party certifying bodies as part of the design verification process.


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