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Design Engineer

Ref no. BHN552026
Location Poole, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Matchtech Recruitment have partnered with Sunseeker a manufacturer of Super yachts to help recruit experienced Design Engineer based in Poole.

Key skills required for this role

3D design with Siemens NX


Previous experience of 3D design using Siemens NX

Job description

Sunseeker International is a global icon in the manufacture of luxury motor yachts, building market leading products since 1967.

Based and manufactured in Poole and Portland on the south coast of England, Sunseeker is one of Dorset's largest private employers and is represented on every continent by a global distribution network. Never settling for second best, it is this spirit of excellence that has driven Sunseeker to its leading position in the marine industry today.

Who we are seeking?

A rare opportunity exists for a Design Engineer to join the award winning Sunseeker design team. You need only to look at the products launched in the last two years to see the exciting opportunity this role presents!

What you ideally need to have to be successful in this post:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering design subject, or significant experience in this area
  • Willingness to work onsite for the first 6 months, before eligibility for hybrid working is applied, with a desire to be onsite more often than not at our bustling shipyards
  • Sound working knowledge of 3-D design software, ideally Siemens NX
  • Ability to manage Bill of Materials and Standard vs Options definitions
  • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems such as SAP
  • A background as qualified Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer or Naval Architect
  • Experience within the marine industry is not an absolute necessity, but it would be preferred.
  • Experience of project work, as part of a small and focused team as well as issuing design information to tight deadlines with minimum supervision.

The role

To design and model all exterior components and produce production drawings and sub-assemblies for both new and existing projects - using Siemens NX 3-D design software.

Design areas that are covered, in all aspects:


  • Anchoring and mooring
  • Exterior glazing including patio doors and skylights.
  • Tender and jet-ski launch
  • All exterior railings
  • Teak deck coverings and shading of all exterior spaces
  • Exterior doors, garage doors, hatches and lockers
  • Lifting platforms, boarding ladders and swim ladders
  • Special features and mechanisms
  • Modelling of implants and mouldings giving special considerations to practicalities of tooling and laminating.


  • Accommodation systems such as black, grey, HVAC and fresh water
  • Machinery systems such as exhaust, raw water, hydraulic and bilge.
  • Ship machinery including engine geometry for shaft, surface drives and POD installations.
  • Engine Room arrangements including flooring, rails and sub-frame designs.


  • Exterior lighting and positioning of exterior AV equipment.
  • Electrical trunking runs ensuring minimum impact to interiors and structures.
  • Interior and engine room layout of equipment

Our working patterns

  • Day Shift | Monday-Friday 08.00am - 05.30pm
  • 40 hours per week, flexible start and finish times and support for hybrid working after successful completion of the 6 month probationary period


  • Up to £40000

You will also be entitled to 30-day holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

Sunseeker employees benefit from:

Alongside the opportunity to work closely with our remarkable products, Sunseeker offers a comprehensive employee benefits package.

  • A highly competitive pay structure
  • Efficiency bonus (paid every month so far in 2022)
  • A generous company pension scheme - 6% employer contribution
  • Employee Referral Scheme with financial rewards
  • Private medical insurance, including baby bonus and Digital GP (after four years)
  • Dental insurance (after four years)
  • Annual leave increases with continued service
  • Health Assured EAP
  • Trained Mental Health First Aiders
  • Death in service scheme (£)
  • Christmas Savings Club - financial support scheme
  • Employee discounts with a wide range of third-party businesses (up to 30% off)

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