• Principal Mechanical Engineer Greenford
  • Ultra Maritime in Greenford, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

jobs description

Unleash the Power of Multi-Mission Excellence: Safeguarding the Seas for the World's Navies.

Step into a world where cutting-edge technology meets unparalleled expertise. Ultra Maritime pioneers delivering multi-mission solutions that protect and empower the naval forces worldwide. With our extensive portfolio of capabilities, our innovations are utilised on naval fleets across our allied navies around the globe.

As the maritime and underwater battlespace evolves, we tirelessly push the boundaries to develop advanced specialist systems that provide our 'five-eyes' Defence customers with an unbeatable warfighting edge. From surface vessels to sub-surface operations and unmanned platforms, we are revolutionizing the way naval missions are executed.

We thrive on collaboration and partnering with our customers to ensure mission success. Our expert solutions encompass an array of game-changing technologies, including state-of-the-art sonar, radar, expendables, signature management, and... naval power systems.

Join us in shaping the future of naval warfare and together, we will safeguard the seas and empower navies worldwide!

Flexible Working

At Ultra Maritime, we understand that your personal life is just as important as your professional one. That's why we support and promote flexible working arrangements where possible. Whether you prefer a hybrid model, working remotely, or the structure of being on-site, we will support you as best as we can. Embrace the freedom to shape your work hours according to your needs, whether it's part-time, compressed hours, or a unique arrangement that suits your lifestyle.

Loudwater, Greenford, and Weymouth exclusively offer a 9-day fortnight working pattern, offering extended weekends every other week, granting you more time to pursue your passions. And that's not all – we provide flexible start and finish times.

It's the 'innovating' and 'empowering' values that we ASPIRE to be. We welcome the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because we recognise, our business is our people.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities for the Principal Mechanical Engineer, as part of a multi-disciplinary team:
• Definition and management of Mechanical architecture, system and sub-system requirements and their validation and verification.
• Responsibility for developing, documenting and delivering viable mechanical solutions for complex systems using the company engineering toolsets.
• Creation and peer review of technical artefacts, including mechanical design documentation, design data packs, analysis reports, plans and procedures in accordance with our product development framework.
• Define, analysis and document predicted mechanical functional behaviours and performance.
• Responsibility for project mechanical test solution, and development of test procedures to support the verification of the product.
• Led the mechanical integration, verification and acceptance testing collecting and presenting evidence as necessary.
• Prepare and present mechanical technical solutions and estimates to stakeholders (internal and external)
• Provision of in-service and production support to internal and external customers
• May act as Project Engineering Lead (PEL) and/or Work Package Manager (WPM) on one or more projects
• Support the continuous improvement of the Mechanical Engineering function, including processes and tools.
• Support to Bids & Proposals by providing input on technical solutions, estimates and plans.
• Adhere to the company’s mechanical engineering processes and procedures.
• Coaching and mentoring of more junior Engineers;


Skills, Qualification and Experience as a Principal Mechanical Engineer
• Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience
• Experience across the whole project lifecycle of developing mechanical solutions against design brief/requirements set.
• Extensive experience in mechanical design and documentation using MCAD, MCAE, PLM and ERP toolsets (Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Windchill, IFS or similar)
• A thorough understanding of key mechanical engineering principles e.g. material selection, assembly techniques and manufacturing processes.
• Work package management responsibilities.
• Preparation for, and participation in Product Design Reviews
• Hands-on experience of designing complex systems involving multiple engineering disciplines and understanding of associated challenges and risks.
• Successful delivery of reliable solutions to timescale and budget.
• Hold Security clearance at SC level or eligibility to obtain it.

• Experience of Mechanical Integration, Verification and Validation activities.
• Experience of designing products in the Defence domain (preferably Maritime).
• Experience of using mechanical design analysis techniques and toolsets to evaluate different potential solutions e.g. trade-studies, calculations, modelling and simulation.
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.

Benefits on offer:
• Flexible working hours
• 1pm finish on a Friday
• Optional 9 day fortnight
• Hybrid working for certain job roles.
• Casual dress
• 25 days holiday
• Christmas shut down.
• Option to buy or sell holiday.
• Option to purchase private health care, dental, critical illness etc via salary sacrifice.
• Reward hub - discounts at over 200 online stores
• 4 x annual salary life cover
• Pension starting at 5% Employer / 4% Employee. You can select your employee contribution level from 4% to 70% (providing this sacrifice does not cause your salary to drop below the National Minimum Wage/ National Living Wage).
• Annual bonus



Relocation Support

Attracting high-level talent and people that can add value and expertise, is vital to our success. Attracting and retaining brilliant people is imperative so that’s why we search across the UK for talent. We offer financial support to candidates that are considering relocating; this is considered on a case-by-case basis per role and subject to HMRC guidelines.

Nationality Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role, due to the nature of the programmes we deliver for our customers.

Diverse & Inclusive Employer

Ultra Maritime is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. Underpinned by our values, behaviours, and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be your best and authentic self.

We promote a workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures; believing that this will increase our diversity of thinking, and ultimately ensure we continue delivering on our commitments to our customers.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and welcome applications from all candidates
Greenford UK


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