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Havant, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Engineering

Design Engineer

Wärtsilä is a world leader in marine technology and has the world’s widest portfolio and service network. We are leading the industry’s transformation towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. We at Wärtsilä Marine Systems are focusing on the latest and most efficient solutions, products and lifecycle services to support the vision for a safer, better, and more sustainable future for our customers. 

We want to change the course towards an interconnected and cleaner maritime future and are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Are you ready to jump onboard?


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 Design Engineer to join our team in a permanent position located in Havant, UK.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Naval market on military products.

This would suit someone early in their career post gradutation.

What will I be doing on a daily basis

  • Communicate and provide effective solutions for the quotation, supply and operation of WDSL products within selected markets.
  • Produce manufacturing and purchasing technical specifications, such as detailed drawings and itemised component lists. Internally we use SolidEdge as our main design package and are transferring currently to SmartTEAM
  • Create and control technical support information to support the WDSL product portfolio.
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure the project tasks are appropriately allocated and supported in line with the WDSL local process and procedures.
  • Support in effective analysis of operational processes and procedure to ensure effective delivery in line with project timescales whilst also delivering high quality designs.
  • Provide key support to intercompany account and end users as required on a national and international basis in order to fulfil support requirements.
  • Support in the reduction of operating costs by effective combination of quality designs and specifications.
  • Ensure compliance is maintained in line with ISO standards and correct health and safety practise and obligations are adhered to.

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

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • A technical background within Mechanical Engineering Looking to progress to CEng status
  • 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 and experience with Seal and Bearings is extremely advantageous.

Please be advised, the successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance (SC) level for this role in the medium term and will be required to satisfy and initial BPSS clearance prior to commencing and you should be a hold British nationality.


Last application date: 03/02/2023 


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. 


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