Havant, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Shaftline (Mechanical)


At Wärtsilä Defence Solutions Limited (WDSL), we enhance the business of our customers by providing integrated systems, packages and products that offer lifecycle efficiency, decreased costs and reduced risks through the provision of reliable and environmentally sustainable products.


We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.


The Design Engineering team are looking to welcome an enthusiastic and resourceful Mechanical Design Engineer, to join our dynamic team in a permanent position located in Havant, UK.


This is an exciting opportunity to work on all manner of vessels within the Naval & Commercial markets with a focus on military applications.


What will you be doing?

  • Support the design and technical specification, configuration and support activities for externally manufactured shaft line products and systems.
  • On-time delivery and correct quality of product documentation.
  • Provide support data for products and systems.
  • Supplier liaison.
  • Create/support calculation and analysis of shaft line equipment.
  • Support design validation and first of class testing of relevant products and systems.
  • Provide technical knowledge to purchasing processes.
  • Maintain compliance within all relevant data control requirements.
  • Developing own knowledge base of product specification, integration and support.
  • Developing own knowledge of internal tools, processes and systems.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.
  • A proven technical background within Mechanical Engineering, ideally in marine shaft line design and analysis.
  • Effective communicator with both internal and external customers.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a structural and methodical approach to work tasks.
  • Fluency in the English language, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of the Marine industry is desired.


Please be advised, the successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.


Why you and us?

We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague with a shared passion an interconnected and cleaner maritime future.

All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation.


Contact & Next Steps:

If you feel excited by being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we would love to hear from you before the application deadline by submitting your application through the careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the progress all the way.


In case you have any questions about the open position, please contact the hiring manager:

Dan Cunnington Principal Engineer, WDSL



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Last application date: 15/12/2023 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com