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Job Description

The Company:
With the UK tides able to provide 12% of the country's electricity demand, my clients vision is to enable tidal energy to be a valued part of the renewable energy mix and to have a tangible impact on climate change, promoting clean oceans. It is the only form of renewable energy that is predictable – it has four peak power periods during the day, every day, 365 days a year, guaranteed. It doesn’t rely on weather conditions either. As a Platform Mechanical Engineer or Naval Architect, you will be responsible for the design, development, and optimization of mechanical parts and whole platform but primarily the structural assessment and manufacturing outputs. 
The Role: 
Mechanical Design-
• Lead the mechanical design of platforms, considering factors such as structural integrity, thermal management, and manufacturability.
• Utilize CAD software to create detailed 3D models and engineering drawings in Solidworks.
Prototyping and Testing-
• Coordinate the prototyping and testing of mechanical components and systems.
• Conduct performance tests and analyse results to validate design specifications.
Material Selection-
• Select appropriate materials for platform components, considering factors such as strength, weight, and cost.
• Collaborate with suppliers to ensure the availability of quality materials.
Design Optimization-
• Continuously optimize mechanical designs for improved performance, cost-effectiveness, and ease of manufacturing.
• Implement design changes based on feedback from testing and production teams. 
• Strong background in structural FEA methods and metal and composite material design.
• Work collaboratively with electrical engineers, software developers, and other team members to integrate mechanical systems seamlessly into the overall platform design.
• Communicate effectively with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on project goals.
• Prepare comprehensive engineering documentation, including design specifications, test plans, and technical reports.
• Ensure that all design and testing activities adhere to industry standards and regulations.
Quality Assurance-
• Implement quality control measures to ensure the reliability and safety of platform mechanical systems.
• Collaborate with quality assurance teams to address any issues identified during testing.

The Person:
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
• Proven experience in mechanical design, preferably in platform development.
• Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and other relevant engineering tools.
• Experience with prototyping and testing methodologies.