Role Title: Apprentice Draughtsperson/Design Engineer


Subsea Innovation Limited


Darlington, UK

Reports to:

Head of Engineering

The Role

The Apprentice Draughtsperson / Design Engineer is suited to an ambitious student looking to commence their HNC in Mechanical Engineering (or is already working towards HNC) and looking to join a highly creative and technical team, experienced in the design of equipment for use both offshore and subsea.  The Apprentice Draughtsperson / Design Engineer will be exposed to all elements of the engineering function, seeing how we take conceptual designs from a blank sheet of paper through to manufacturing.

Maintaining our company culture is extremely important to us. To be successful, you will be a strong team player with excellent communication skills and keen to uphold our company ethos, vision, mission, and values.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop engineering skills in Mechanical, Structural, Hydraulic and Material engineering.
  • 3D Modelling – Using Autodesk Inventor.
  • 2D Drafting – Using Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD.
  • Create calculations using excel and Mathcad.
  • Preparation of technical documentation.
  • Provide technical support for workshop production.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical tenders.

Knowledge and Experience

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  • CAD skills, preferably Autodesk and Inventor.
  • Knowledge of ANSYS package.
  • Understanding of the industry codes, ASME, NORSOK, DNV.
  • Microsoft Office.

Skills & Qualifications

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  • HNC (or working towards) in Mechanical Engineering.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.
  • Full valid driving licence.

Behavioural Competencies

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  • Good first principles mechanical engineering capability.
  • Analytical and questioning thinking.
  • Problem solving.
  • Willingness to learn and develop design skills in subsea engineering.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with both internal stakeholders and external clients with confidence.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done.
  • Organised and able to manage own workload.
  • Attention to detail.
  • An enthusiasm for engineering.


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Closing date for applications: 04 November 2022

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