Senior Mechanical Engineer
Barnstaple based (with a mix of office and home-based working)

Salary up to £53k per annum DOE + Benefits inc. half day Friday, flexi time, hybrid working patterns and more.

We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.

Join us.

Our defence team manufactures and supports a wide range of Ship and Fleet protection capabilities, used by navies across the world. Our intelligent systems provide agile solutions in nature’s most challenging environment, to deliver a rapid response to ever-evolving surface, subsurface and air threats.

We have an impactful and exciting opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our existing team in Barnstaple. You will provide Mechanical Engineering input into the design and development of company products and projects, including the development of novel capabilities for the Land (Small Arms) and Maritime (Sonar/Comms) domains. Working within well-established Work Packages and Project Plans, you will liaise with subject matter experts, customers and suppliers on all technical issues relating to system design.

What you’ll do

  • Produce sound technical solutions and ensure that they are well defined, optimised and understood
  • Provide input into engineering effort and duration estimates, to ensure that work packages are delivered to quality, time and cost
  • Work to project milestones, with strong focus on the Customer’s requirements
  • Work with Project Managers to support the provision of accurate progress reports, and to escalate emergent risks and issues
  • Understand the technical trade-offs involved in making priority and ‘fit-for-purpose’ determinations


What you’ll bring

  • Previous Mechanical Engineering experience
  • You must have experience within Solidworks or similar 3D CAD package
  • Experience with part / configuration control package (e.g. Solidworks PDM, Windchill)
  • You must have experience with Finite Element analysis design (FEA)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to work independently to both fixed and flexible deadlines
  • A passion for working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in design for Defence products would be beneficial


What we offer you

Our people make us the positive force that we are, leaders within a highly competitive sector. We are inspired by the knowledge, ingenuity and commitment that enables us to deliver for our customers and the world we live in. We recognise the part you play. 

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Take a look at everything we offer you, everything we’ll do for you and yours – benefits your way. 


Work life balance:

  • Hybrid / flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive special paid leave

Family & wellbeing:

  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal – online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning 

Facilities & resources:

  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking

Helping you to get the most out of your career with SEA

We want you to feel like you belong at SEA. To have everything you need to do the best work of your career. To contribute, to make a difference. To be proud of what you do and everything we collectively deliver to our customers. Big ask, but a big opportunity. 

To find out more about careers at SEA, click here.

Join us, and be part of something smaller – with 300 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 

If you would like an informal chat, please call Ethan, our Talent Acquisition Advisor on 01373 852 304



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