Role Title: Graduate Design Engineer


Tekmar Energy Limited


Newton Aycliffe, UK

The Role

Working for Tekmar Energy, the Graduate Design Engineer will be required, as part of a team to carry out a wide range of engineering design activities, taking products from concept through to sales and ultimately project delivery. The Graduate Design Engineer will be involved in optimising designs, through fundamental design, mechanical and thermal simulation of components and systems, prototyping and physical testing and on-site and subcontract manufacturing processes.

This role requires an ambitious and motivated individual, someone possessing good interpersonal and communication skills and have a strong interest in all aspects of the business.

Key Responsibilities

The duties of the role will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • To learn, develop and progress within Tekmar under guidance of the Engineering Team, underpinned by the determination and self-drive to learn new skills.
  • Take ownership of product design and delivery functions from carrying out initial feasibility studies, right through to final product testing.
  • Generate drawings and design documentation to support the manufacture and supply of components for the Subsea Industry.
  • Compile technical documents to support the development, sales, project, and manufacturing phases.
  • Design component test methods and rigs and support the Test Team in design verification testing.
  • Work closely with the Production Team to ensure efficient and cost-effective production of the product.
  • Actively contribute to Project and Client Meetings.

Knowledge and Experience

Please see the full job description for desirable/mandatory.

  • CAD skills, preferably Autodesk and Inventor.
  • Capability of producing/checking engineering calculations by hand and with common software such as Excel and Mathcad.
  • Conversant with using design FEA analysis tools such as ANSYS, Abacus,
  • Possess a good understanding of engineering principles, such as mechanics and heat transfer to deliver engineering design solutions.
  • Able to identify and work with colleagues to develop innovative proposals for new work. Take ownership of design, manufacturing, testing and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • Knowledge/experience of the industry is an advantage, but not essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Skills & Qualifications

  • 1st of 2:1 Mechanical Engineering Degree.

Behavioural Competencies

Please see the full job description for desirable/mandatory.

  • Leadership and decision making – takes accountability; self-starter using initiative, decisive and convincing; motivates, empowers, and provides clear direction.
  • Interpersonal skills – effectively communicates and interacts at all levels, including customer based – understanding customer needs and able to communicate with the organisation.
  • Supporting and co-operating – works well with people; collaborator, builds trust; upholds and promotes Tekmar’s values and principles.
  • Interacting and presenting – builds relationships with key stakeholders (internally and externally); ability to influence, persuade and negotiate; confident presenter and strong communicator.
  • Organising and executing – planning and organising through monitoring of clear objectives; customer orientated, and results driven; complies with company policies and procedures to ensure the job is done.


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Closing date for applications: 09 May 2023