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Senior Design Engineer

\\        Engineering

Senior R & D Design Engineer



Post Date


Lancashire, UK

Wed, 17 May 2023


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Balltec designs, manufactures and tests high integrity mechanical connectors for critical applications in the global renewable energy and oil and gas sectors. The engineering team creates technical solutions for the transfer of load in moorings, lifting components and subsea cable connections.

As a member company of Venterra Group, Balltec is working at the forefront of the global energy transition, supplying engineering solutions to the offshore wind and the emerging floating wind markets. As a company, Balltec is targeting significant growth to provide even more effective support for our clients in this industry.

The Senior Design Engineer will work alongside other engineers in the R&D department and internal company personnel to engineer final design solutions, develop conceptual designs and perform testing/analysis of new products.

General Duties

Develop innovative solutions for the Floating Offshore Wind sector in the form of mechanical product design including the development of product specifications, material selection and CAD design.

Produce 3D models and manufacturing drawings using Autodesk Inventor.

Produce design calculations using MathCAD Prime.

Verify design via FEA.

Evaluate and determine end of life (fatigue assessment) of future products in line with relevant specification.

Interface with other company departments to ensure effective communication.

Reporting of technical issues to the Engineering Director.

Ensure company policies are upheld and implement new policy requirements.

Support the sales department and promote the company.

Uphold the Balltec HSSEQ Procedures.

Education and Experience

Minimum HND in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject.

Minimum 3 years’ experience in a related field.

Experienced in the design of metallic components and/or structures (preferred).

Good IT skills, e.g. Microsoft Office applications.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Right to work in the UK.

Full UK driving license (preferred).

Required Skills

Extensive experience of Computer Aided Design (Autodesk Inventor preferred).

Experience of Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Extensive experience in the use of engineering principles such as stress-strain and beam theory and the ability to produce calculations to support the design of critical components.

Excellent communications skills – must interface successfully with other engineers, non-technical personnel and with customers to define and implement solutions.

Demonstrated initiative in solving challenging problems.

Ability to rapidly learn new concepts with little to no supervision.

Other benefits

38 hour working week (averaged over 2 weeks) with alternate Fridays or every Friday afternoon off.

Company pension contributions.

5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays.

Application closing date

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th May 2023 but may be open later if no suitable application has been submitted.

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You will hear from us within three working days.