Senior Design Engineer

  • Posted 2023-01-31
  • Job ID: 32772

We are looking for a senior designer who is conversant with lightweight, advanced composite design, and who can apply innovative engineering principles to allow our clients to achieve their projects, on time.  We want someone who is able to ensure each project design is produced to our high standards based on practical engineering principles and regulatory compliance.

We understand that work should be a place where we can thrive and develop, where a work-life balance is important. We offer flexible working, there is no fixed 9 to 5, but flexibility to work through busy work loads, during peak project times, is essential. 


Your main responsibilities:

  • Leading design engineering projects from concept through to delivery
  • Designing all elements of a small craft
  • Produce clear and well-presented drawings and plans
  • Creating detailed 3D models and 2D drawings, for a wide range of products from small components to whole vessel systems
  • Regular design meetings to control priorities and timescales
  • Providing technical guidance to other team members
  • Creating technical reports
  • Liaising with clients to efficiently communicate design progress
  • Potential for some overseas travel

Your skills and qualifications:


  • BEng or Naval Architecture Degree
  • Small craft design experience
  • Excellent Rhino 3D skills
  • Practical problem-solving skills


  • Demonstrable knowledge in boat design systems including electrical, fuel, bilge etc.
  • Solidworks experience
  • Experience working with a variety of classification societies
  • Experience in high performance sailing systems
  • Experience in lightweight composite structures
  • Experience of leading minor engineering small craft projects from requirement capture through to delivery

Candidate overview:

  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Work as a part of a busy design team
  • Ability to listen and act on feedback
  • Willingness to constantly learn new skills and expand into new areas of system design
  • Capable of communicating technical information effectively, orally and written


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