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Designer (Mechanical)

Salary:
£27,000 - £30,492 (dependent on experience)
Location:
Poole
Company:
RNLI

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About us

Our purpose is simple, to save lives at sea. Since the 19th century, our crews have been risking their lives to save those who are in danger of drowning. We’re looking for a Designer (Mechanical) to join our Engineering Team. The Designer (Mechanical) role supports the RNLI through providing technical support for new and existing assets and associated equipment to support coastal operations.

Some of the benefits

Salary £27,000 - £30,492 (dependent on experience)

Flexible working

26 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays

Outstanding pension scheme (contributions of up to 16% of basic salary)

Life assurance

Health and dental cashplan

Your Role

As a Designer (Mechanical) you will be tasked with focus on the following areas:

  • To assist in providing technical support to coastal staff and volunteers.
  • To assist in the design, testing and roll out of new assets and equipment.
  • To undertake technical investigations, troubleshooting, trials and analysis of data at boatyards, contractor’s premises and on board plant.
  • To undertake required tasks including the creation of CAD models, calculations, engineering drawings and documentation.
  • To work within one or more of the EAM delivery and project cells and to work with the Cell Leads and project managers to ensure work is completed to agreed timescales and that Cell processes are followed.
  • To ensure that the design of RNLI plant, equipment and procedures are developed in accordance with EAM Processes and Standards.

About You

You’ll be a good team player who is looking to develop their career in an engineering environment. To be considered as the Designer (Mechanical) you will need:

A marine or mechanical engineering qualification equivalent to the England, Wales & Northern Ireland qualification level 5 as defined by UK government, or at level 3 or 4 with proven additional experience

Able to demonstrate working towards Engineering Council registration at Engineering Technician level.

A good understanding of spoken and written English

Have good IT skills including use of e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and CAD (Solidworks)

A basic understanding of systems such as propulsion machinery, diesel engines, DC electrics and hydraulics is desirable but not essential.

Other organisations may call this role Design Engineer, Mechanical Designer

So, if you think you have the right technical knowledge and experience and want to see how the Designer (Mechanical) role supports our organisation’s aim to reduce drowning, this could be the role for you. Please apply via the button shown.

This post requires a valid driving licence.

The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting).

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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