Havant, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Design Engineer

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


We are now looking for a 


Design Engineer - Shaftline (Mechanical)


to join our team working for a better future. The position is permanent and the preferred location is in Havant, UK.

What will you be doing?


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.


As Design Engineer - Shaftline (Mechanical), your work will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • 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 at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 

We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 

For further questions please reach out to careers@wartsila.com with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 


Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!


Last application date: 18/06/2024 


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 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com