Mechanical Engineer
Farnborough area, UK
Full Time.
Travel required: <15%
Reporting to: UUV Work Stream Lead

The Role

Working in the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Work Stream, within a multidisciplinary technology team, this role is suitable for an innovative mechanical marine engineer with experience in designing underwater vehicles and with an interest in challenging the conventional and seeing design concepts through to a final product.
The role is primarily focused on the design and optimisation of sub systems for a bespoke UUV given specified system constraints, with some aspects of surface vessel design, launch and evaluation.

BOSS Background

BOSS is a well-funded tech start up with financial and IP backing from two IOC’s, one of which is a well know Super Major. Our vision is to disrupt the Marine Seismic industry through the development of a large-scale autonomous ocean bottom seismic data acquisition system, resulting in a step change reduction in the cost, time and HSSE risks required to acquire high quality OBS data.

BOSS is developing a revolutionary, integrated seismic acquisition system based around long endurance, self-repositioning ocean bottom nodes.

These nodes are capable of multiple autonomous re-positions to allow rolling of the receiver array without having to recover and redeploy nodes. This, in combination with rapid deployment and recovery rates, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey operations to minimise duration and cost, and removes the requirement for ROV support.

Required Experience & Qualifications

• Engineer degree qualified in one of the following disciplines: Naval Architect, Structural or Mechanical Engineering with some experience required.
• Relevant engineering track record for subsea mechanical design.
• Extensive experience with 3D modelling software (PTC Creo preferred or similar) to create complex part assembly models.
• The ability to work in the UK.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

• Linear/non-linear structural analysis experience with FEA software.
• Technical understanding of subsea vehicle motion and fluid dynamics loading for mechanical design tasks.
• Good working knowledge of different engineering materials and corrosion management in a marine environment.

General responsibilities:

• Development of detailed subsystems and parts to meet required specified performance criteria.
• Detailed evaluation of design concepts through computational analysis and physical model testing.
• Production of design submittal documentation and associated reports when required.
• Production of detailed design drawings & specifications.
• Production of verified design for prototyping and manufacture.