Job Description

Senior Structural Designer (Shipbuilding)

A Senior Structural Designer with Ship Building or Oil & Gas experience is required to work on a twelve month contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Barrow.

This is a 12 month contract with a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Senior Structural Designer contract role

  • Develop and produce CAD models, drawings and other Technical Outputs consistent with the contractual requirements to meet target dates and budget demands (Delivery to time, quality and budget)
  • Develop and draw 2D Diagrams, utilising the relevant tool-set.
  • 3D Integration within the Product Model
  • Produce other technical outputs consistent with contractual requirements
  • Provide and produce relevant calculations.
  • Produce drawing outputs from the 3D Model
  • Perform self-verification of own work
  • Cross checking of peers and subordinates work
  • Produce Process Standards

Key skills required for the Senior Structural Designer

  • HNC or equivalent qualification or experience in mechanical engineering, structural engineering or naval architecture discipline
  • Design experience gained in one of the following areas: submarines, surface vessels, aerospace, oil & gas or offshore
  • Experience or familiarity with FORAN package (or transferrable packages PDMS, CADDS5 or Catia v5 or v6)
  • Shipbuilding experience preferred Ideally will have experience of PED related tasks - jigs, rigs etc


  • Knowledge of one or more of the following:
  • Main hull
  • Decks
  • Bulkheads
  • Tanks
  • Seats and mounting arrangements
  • Walkways/ platforms
  • Doors and hatches
  • Compartment layouts

If you are a Senior Structural Designer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Mark Ellis on or phone 0161 694 9196.

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