Mechanical Design Engineer


Date Posted: Mar 27 2015
Duration: Until Filled
Location:Blackburn, Aberdeenshire, UK


Job Description

Forum Energy Technologies require a Mechanical Design Engineer to provide engineering design and support functions, reporting to the Lead Mechanical Engineer

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for the mechanical design of new products and upgrading existing products, taken from design concept to assembly. 
  • Performing work in accordance with Company procedures and guidelines.
  • Modelling of parts, assemblies and production of detailed drawings and exploded view drawings in Solidworks.
  • Checking drawings, for dimensional accuracy, tolerances and presentation.
  • Analysis of the equipment involving; force and stress analysis, mechanism analysis, and hydraulic and electro-mechanical analysis of drive systems involving motors, gearing and actuators. The analysis will involve hand calculations and spreadsheets with Mathcad and Excel, and finite element analysis with Cosmos.
  • Interaction with electronic design engineers to ensure product is designed concurrently with electronic component integration.
  • Assisting Production with new builds to ensure that parts and assemblies are correct.
  • Interaction with Purchasing and QC departments to ensure that parts and items are as per the design intent.

Accountabilities: (Deliverables)

  • Assist the other engineers in the workshop designing remote controlled electro-mechanical and hydraulic products that are used in harsh environments.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Mechanical or related/equivalent subject (lesser qualifications coupled with suitable design experience may be considered in exceptional circumstances).
  • Experience in a design environment.
  • Design of ROV systems.
  • Offshore experience preferred.
  • Sound engineering knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Clear technical writing and good record keeping.
  • Willingness to learn new engineering skills in a professional environment.
  • Attentive to ISO 9001 QA systems.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and professionalism, with the ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidiscipline team, or on individual projects.
  • Team Player.
  • Customer focus.
  • Good IT skills with excellent working knowledge of 3D CAD software.
  • Good analytical skills of static and dynamic systems.
  • Understanding of deadline achievements

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