Senior Design Engineer

25 January 2024

We are looking for a Senior Design Engineer to join our Mechanical Solutions team. As Senior Design Engineer, you will supervise and support the engineering team and be responsible for the review of all design engineering; ensuring that all engineering deliverable items conform to legislation, regulations, standards, and sound engineering practices, as well as Ashtead internal procedures and ISO 9001/45001/18001 QHSE Management System requirements

This is a full-time, on-site role located in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Key Responsibilities

• Producing engineering and maintenance drawings for design, manufacturing, assembly, and testing

• Design planning and review, including cost and time delivery control

• Participating in workshop activities such as aiding with and/or overseeing manufacturing, assembly, and testing activities for both new and modified tooling

• Reviewing drawings prior to approval

• Leading the preparation and overseeing design and build programmes

• Leading in the preparation of engineering estimates and control expenditure

• Creating and delivering operations / maintenance and safety manuals for newly designed equipment – updating existing manuals as necessary

• Leading research and development projects using an initiative approach and ensuring adequate resources are available

• Preparing and reviewing calculations & management of design packages

• Liaising with other departments including tendering, projects, and business development to aid the wider team in securing and successfully executing project scopes

• Interfacing with the Client’s representative(s) during project planning phase as requested

• Participating in pre-job and post-job review meetings. Participating in close out and implementation of corrective actions, resulting from NCR’s and customer input

• Ensuring that all designs are in line with the relevant engineering standards and legislative requirements and/or customer specific requirements

• Where inspection is required, inspecting ordered goods to ensure conformity to purchase orders and Ashtead requirements

• Ensuring all risk assessments are completed prior to commissioning, function testing, pressure testing or operational testing of any newly designed equipment

• Liaising with QHSE and aiding in the investigations and reporting of failures, NCRs and OFI’s

• Implementing and maintaining a safety and quality culture in every action and decision made within the engineering design function

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

• Engineering Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering

• Demonstrable experience is required in 3D Modelling & Design (SolidWorks or equivalent)

• Demonstrable experience producing manufacturing drawings

• Experience in the O&G or Marine Energies Industries, preferably in IRM and decommissioning, Construction, and Installation

• Problem-solving and be-spoke solutions capabilities in mechanical tooling systems

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Experience with FEA (preferred)

• Experience with PDM (preferred)

Personal Qualities

• Enjoys working as part of a diverse team

• Demonstrates leadership; is approachable, organised, collaborative, communicative

• Is systematic, methodical, exacting & quality driven

• Delivery focussed mindset when working to tight deadlines

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