Subsea 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.

Blue Ocean Seismic Services Background

Blue Ocean Seismic Services (Blue Ocean) is an innovative maritime robotics
focussed technology company with significant shareholders including BP and
Our vision is to disrupt the marine seismic industry through the development and
commercialisation of a large-scale autonomous ocean bottom seismic data
acquisition system, driving a step change reduction in the cost, time, HSE risks and
environmental impact associated with acquiring high quality marine seismic data.
These reductions in survey cost make ocean bottom seismic attainable to a broader
range of customers including for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and offshore
wind farm site survey applications. By significantly reducing the carbon footprint of
seismic surveys our technology assists clients in their push towards a net-zero
Blue Ocean’s revolutionary integrated seismic acquisition system is based around
large numbers of intelligent, long endurance, uncrewed underwater vehicles
These Blue Ocean developed UUVs are capable of multiple autonomous seabed
repositions to allow rapid, remote repositioning of deployed seabed receiver arrays
without the need to recover and redeploy by ROV. This, in combination with
automated launch, recovery & handling systems, rapid deployment/recovery, and
intelligent system control, allows for optimisation of seismic acquisition survey
operations and removes the requirement for ROV vessel support.
We are a dynamic, friendly, diverse, and inclusive workplace and welcome all
applications. We consider safety and security a priority.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Are self-driven to deliver high quality mechanical design and can meet deadlines with confidence.
  • Have a proactive attitude and a professional approach in working with cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Are excited to learn and equip themselves with new skills and technologies
  • 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