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Mechanical Design Engineer - VR/26964

Status: Permanent
Location: Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Ref: VR/26964
Rate: Available Upon Request

Currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer on a permanent staff basis for an oil and gas service company based near Turriff in Aberdeenshire. The successful candidate will be working a 37.5-hour week and hybrid working opportunities may be available. Based on the location, access to a car and a full driving licence is essential.


The Mechanical Design Engineer will generate detailed mechanical designs to support the company’s product portfolio and operational / business needs. 


Reporting to the Lead Design Engineer, the Mechanical Design Engineer will have the following main duties and responsibilities:

  • Interpreting client needs and develop designs from conceptual stage though to the finished product with a focus on design for manufacture.
  • Designing heavy lifting appliances, accessories and associated machinery to industry standards for use in the offshore and marine industries.
  • Analysing and optimising designs by hand calculation and FEA.
  • Conducting / assisting in FEED studies.
  • Contributing to client meetings in a technical capacity.
  • Liaising with drawing office to generate conceptual designs.
  • Creating engineering calculations packages to validate designs.
  • Generating, checking and revising engineering documentation as required.
  • Participating in design reviews.
  • Managing technical elements efficiently and effectively to ensure best and timely solution is provided.
  • Providing technical support to workshop and offshore personnel.
  • Providing mentoring to graduate engineers.



Experience / Qualifications:



  • A degree qualification in Mechanical Engineering (an HND with relevant experience could be considered).
  • A good understanding of engineering principles.
  • Experience in the design of fabricated structures / lifting equipment / deck machinery / HPUs or similar industrial equipment.
  • Experience designing to DNV-ST-0378, E271, E273 or similar standards.
  • Knowledge of rotating equipment design.
  • Experience with prime movers, drives and hydraulic power systems.
  • Competent in creating mechanical design calculation packages and familiarity with mechanical stress calculations.
  • Experience using Mathcad.
  • Experience in selecting machine components - bearings, shafts, gears, etc.
  • Experience in writing technical specifications, FATs, OMMs, etc.
  • Experience in using Autodesk Inventor or similar CAD software.
  • Experience in using FEA (Autodesk Nastran or similar).



  • Chartered Engineer status.
  • Current / valid offshore certification.
  • Relevant offshore experience.
  • Experience with offshore structure or grillage design.
  • Experience using STAAD Pro.
  • Experience with Autodesk Navisworks.


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