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Electro-Mechanical Engineer

Our client seeks Electro-Mechanical Engineers to carry out specialised electrical and electronic design tasks associated with design for the sub-sea environment.

Based in Manchester, time on site is required but some hybrid/remote working will be available.


  • To carry out electromechanical hardware / project engineering activities as required by the business.
  • With the support of other members of the team, carry out electrical and associated electro-mechanical engineering tasks associated with the integration and interconnection of COTS and bespoke sub-assemblies into 19” racks and cabinets suitable for installation into an Inboard (dry) sub-sea / surface ship platform environment.
  • Act as technical lead for electro-mechanical aspects of projects.


The role may include, but is not necessarily limited to the following activities:

  • Satisfy the requirement set through design and development activities.
  • Implement the hardware architecture in physical and electrical form, fit and function.
  • Define the Hardware Test and Acceptance Specifications.
  • Demonstrate compliance to the requirements set through integration, verification and validation activities including the production of Test Reports and certificates.
  • Develop and agree a Work Package Plan and Schedule with the relevant Engineering Manager and then take responsibility for completion of the assigned Work Package tasks in accordance with the Plan and Schedule, requesting assistance as needed.
  • Carry out hardware engineering activities in a team / multi-stakeholder / multi-discipline environment.
  • Support colleagues working in the team throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Work collaboratively with Production (Industry) and Procurement departments to produce cost effective, manufacturable and testable hardware solutions.
    • Work collaboratively with Mechanical Engineers to define the electrical sub-assembly and interconnect fixing / cable routing requirements.
    • Provide support to the preparation of detailed estimates and bids (if required).
    • Provide support to Production (Industry) as required, e.g. respond to Problem Reports and Change Requests.
    • Provide support for trials and integration as required.
    • Provide off-site support as required.



  • General Electronic and Electrical Engineering Skills and ability.
  • Integration of COTS and bespoke equipment sub-assemblies into 19” racks and cabinets.
  • Interconnection Design (cabling and connector types, typical usage, environmental considerations).
  • General understanding of Engineering Development lifecycles.
  • Knowledge of EU Directives.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive “can-do” mentality.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Microsoft Office suite.
  • A logical approach to problem solving is required.


  • JIRA



  • Strong relevant ability in the Skills listed above or associated experience that can be applied to electrical and electro-mechanical design in an Inboard (dry) sub-sea / surface ship platform environment.
  • Design and specification of COTS and bespoke sub-assemblies and equipment suitable for 19” racks / cabinets
  • Design of associated copper (electrical) / fibre (optical) network interconnections, cable and harness assemblies, power distribution and data comms.
  • Full engineering lifecycle experience (Capture, Design, Implementation, Test).
  • Designing to meet EMC and environmental requirements.
  • Producing electrical designs and certifying designs to comply with the LV Directive.
  • Experience of selecting and designing products and materials compliant with RoHS and REACH Directives.
  • Experience of producing Technical Files and certification to meet CE / UKCA marking requirements.
  • Working with requirements in a structured and evidential manner.
  • Production of Design / Test Specifications and Test Reports.


  • Understanding of Naval platforms, standards and equipment practices.
  • IEC 60297 (Mechanical structures for electronic equipment in harsh environments).
  • DEF STAN 08-107 (General Requirements for the Design of Electrotechnical and Naval Weapon Equipment).
  • Designing with mechanical and solid state relays.
  • Designing with PCI, RS485/232, Hotlink and Ethernet interfaces.
  • Designing cables and harness assemblies, utilising military style connectors and backshells, such as MIL-DTL-38999.
  • An understanding of cable screening methods and military style cable construction methodologies.
  • An understanding of the relevant IPC specifications.
  • Implementing IP networks / COTS network hardware.
Cheadle, England, UK