Mechanical marine 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 a bespoke UUV given specified system constraints, with some aspects of surface vessel design, launch and evaluation.

BOSS Background

BOSS is an established and innovative tech company with strong shareholders including BP. 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. We help our clients to reduce their carbon emissions and their carbon footprint.
BOSS is developing a revolutionary, integrated seismic acquisition system based around long endurance, self-repositioning robotic 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 automated handling systems, rapid deployment/recovery and intelligent system control, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey operations to minimise duration and cost, and removes the requirement for ROV support.

Required Experience & Qualifications

• Degree in Mechanical, Naval or Marine Engineering with proven industry experience.
• Previous subsea vehicle design & development experience.
• The ability to work in the UK.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience

• Extensive experience in UUV design
• Experience in the evaluation of the fluid dynamics aspect of the mechanical design
• Experience in designing subsea propulsion systems
• Experience in hydraulic system designs
• Experience in the mathematical modelling of the vehicle behaviour

General responsibilities:

• Development of detailed UUV design concepts to meet required specified performance criteria
• Detailed evaluation of design concepts through computational analysis and physical model testing
• Design optimisation
• Production of detailed design drawings & specifications
• Material selection
• Prototype development
• Sea trial design, execution, analysis & reporting
• Ongoing UUV design optimisation through development cycles