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Design Engineer - Falmouth

A vacancy has arisen within the RFA Cluster Support Team for a Design Engineer to assist with work for the vessels managed by A&P Group under the RFA Cluster Contract.


Reporting to the RFA Cluster Design Manager, providing support to him and working within the Cluster Support Team (CST):-

Key Responsibilities
• Production of design specifications for allocated Alteration & Addition (A&A) packages
• Liaise with Ship’s Staff, CST and A&P personnel when producing design specifications
• Conduct ship surveys as required to aid accurate design specifications
• Maintain a progress log of allocated design work
• Technical advice and support, including processing of Technical Queries (TQs)
• Ensuring appropriate and required Design Authority where applicable, i.e. LRS and MCA approvals for design solutions
• Working to strict deadlines and achieving KPIs
• Administrate design documentation for allocated tasking
Deliver Design Specifications that:
• Minimises risk in implementation, against cost and technical parameters
• Improves contract performance against allocated performance indicators
• Introduces innovations which benefit the RFA, MoD and the Ship Cluster Owner (A&P)

Key Qualifications and Technical Skills:

• Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person (SQEP) in either maritime mechanical or electrical installations
• Familiarity with and general understanding of ship’s systems
• Experience and knowledge of A&A design and implementation
• Able to produce accurate and comprehensive A&A specifications
• Computer literate, including MS Office suite and AutoCAD LT
• Previous experience of working in MoD/RFA/RN environment would be beneficial


The successful candidate will be primarily based in Falmouth although must have a valid passport and will be required to travel worldwide for short durations. They will also be required to obtain MoD security clearance to SC level.

Persons, interested in this position with required experience and qualifications should submit a letter of application and CV to:-

Paul Kneebone
HR & Development Manager
A&P Falmouth Ltd
e-mail: paul.kneebone@ap-group.co.uk