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Mechanical Design Engineer

Waterlooville, Hampshire
The Mechanical Engineer is part of the engineering team that develops marine navigation and bridge systems for OSI’s government and naval markets that offer market leading performance and reliability, minimize production costs and are maintainable over an extended lifecycle. The Mechanical Engineer 3 designs, selects, evaluates and documents mechanical components and their interconnection within the bridge systems.

  • Performs studies, experiments, research and tests in contributing to the design and development of navigation and bridge system products to established codes, standards, drawings, specifications and customer requirements, for both commercial and military customers
  • Creates and updates mechanical designs based on COTS, military grade products and customized solutions which includes the design and specification of parts and components
  • Assist with writing and maintaining Company’s mechanical engineering standards and best practices
  • Trains and mentors Junior Mechanical Engineers on Company’s mechanical standards and best practices
  • Updates and maintains the Company’s parts database
  • Reviews hardware requirements, produces hardware design documents, ensuring the proposed solution meets the stated requirements
  • Creates mechanical designs and provides information to CAD team members for drawing production
  • Reviews designs for adherence to industry and government standards
  • Prepares written plans, calculations, designs, specifications and material lists
  • Carries out technical tasks requiring accuracy of calculations, completeness of data and adherence to prescribed methods
  • Interprets and analyzes design data in preparing feasibility studies and prepares reports for assigned work, resolving technical problems within the scope of the assignment
  • Provides design information and guidance to support personnel, and occasionally to suppliers, in preparation of detailed design, design testing and prototype fabrication
  • Ensures that the resulting design meets system, customer and budgetary requirements and is compliant to industry and government standards
  • Clearly communicates technical and design solutions to other departments
  • Executes engineering change request (CRs) as well as providing supporting justification data
  • Follows workplace operating and environmental, health and safety procedures and guidelines
Knowledge & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 5+ years of practical mechanical engineering experience
  • Experience with mechanical design and design for manufacturing
  • Experience with vibration, shock, thermal, and structural analysis (FEA and MathCAD)
  • Working knowledge of product certification testing to civilian and military standards
  • Proven ability to analyze and solve hardware problems
  • Experience with SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Experience with MS Office Suite and SharePoint
  • Working knowledge of peripheral equipment, test, diagnostic and measuring equipment
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a Project team
  • Organized, able to handle multiple projects and prioritize workload
  • Working knowledge of certification to standards – knowledge of Shipbuilding codes an asset - for example: Lloyds Rules
  • Ability to design in a strategic manner taking into consideration reliability, ease of manufacture, and cost
About us:

In 1977, OSI introduced the first generation electronic chart system for the maritime market and revolutionized navigation. Over the years we have had many firsts.  Today, OSI Maritime Systems is a leading provider of integrated navigation and tactical solutions designed for naval and maritime security operations. Among those solutions, the company develops and delivers integrated bridge systems for warships, integrated dived navigation systems for submarines, and C2 systems for small craft. Presently, 23 navies totaling more than 600 warships and submarines operate using OSI systems.

Due to the nature of our company, all employees must pass specific security criteria.

We are expanding our facilities near Portsmouth, UK as part of our strategic growth plan in the EMEA region. And we are looking for experienced individuals with domain knowledge to join our amazing team. Currently the role will be remote due to Covid-19 pandemic, however once it is safe to do so, the role will be based out of our UK office. 

Recruiting during COVID-19

To protect our employees and candidates we have gone virtual. We reach out by phone and conduct video interviews with the hiring team. We transition from shaking hands to virtual high fives! This shall pass, remember to Be Kind, Be Calm, Be Safe.

Why OSI?

We have a Professional Development program in place that supports our employees in their career development by providing funds, time, and opportunities to become better at what they do.

At OSI you can make a difference. We are a change willing organization that is always looking for new ideas. We strive to improve what it is we do and how we do it. If you have ideas we would love to hear about them.

OSI fosters an inclusive and diverse culture. We celebrate our diversity and strive to be more inclusive because it makes us a better company.

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