Mechanical Engineer

Position:                             Mechanical Engineer

Reports to:                         Outfitting Design Manager



A Mechanical Engineer is responsible for coordinating the basic, detail, and production design process for their assigned systems and functional areas as well as providing support to the shipyard Design, Procurement, Planning and Production Departments. Engineers will be assigned systems based on their experience, desire to learn and grow, and the shipyard’s need.


  • Ensure that all PSI safety procedures, rules and regulations are followed and met.
  • Create, check, and/or review Purchase Technical Specifications for assigned equipment and systems. Provide feedback to design partner if applicable.
  • Review and approve basic and detail design (functional design) drawings, diagrams, and calculations for accuracy against contract specifications, rules and regulations, and general check for mistakes and consistency. Identify potential installation or operational issues. Provide feedback to design partner for revision.
  • Review maker (vendor) furnished drawings and manuals. Check for accuracy against specifications, rules and regulations, missing/inaccurate scope of supply or information, potential installation or operational issues. Provide feedback to the maker for revision.
  • Interface with Owner, Class, and other competent authorities to resolve technical issues.
  • Review and approve production installation drawings, manufacturing drawings, and bills of material. Check for accuracy against basic/detail design, yard and project standards, and 3D model. Identify any missing equipment or parts, interferences, production related or other foreseen issues. Interface with design partner for revision and track status.
  • Participate in weekly “Prep Team” cross-functional meetings. Present installation drawings to meeting participants, discuss, review, and record any requested changes by production or planning.
  • Interface with Planning and Production departments to determine correct timing and discipline for installation of all parts and equipment in assigned systems or areas. Coordinate with design partner and planning to move material when needed.
  • Manage all drawing and bill of material releases and revisions for assigned areas including upload into document management and ERP systems.
  • Write Scope of Work documents to support tender of subcontracted labor.
  • Prepare Production Work Packages for use by Planning and Production departments according to assigned schedule.
  • Create and maintain Dock Trial and Sea Trial test procedures.
  • Participle in Dock testing and possibly Sea Trials. Document any issues and revise procedures accordingly. Assist with technical issues as needed.
  • Provide field support for assigned systems and areas. Respond to issues by going onboard or to the problem and examining the issue. Interface with production supervisors or workers as appropriate.
  • Create Design Change Notices or Corrective Action Notices if required. Create drawings, sketches, or markups in support of them using 2D or 3D CAD.
  • Document material non-conformances or other issues with vendor equipment for feedback through purchasing department. Enter purchase requisitions as appropriate.
  • Interface with Design Partner to have drawings revised if needed.
  • Maintain working knowledge and monitor development of classification and regulatory rules and requirements pertaining to assigned systems and ship areas of responsibility.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering is preferred. Candidates with a technical diploma and 5+ years’ experience in ship design and construction may also be considered.

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in shipbuilding, system design, or manufacturing.

  • Experience with piping system or machinery design and construction.
  • Proficiency with MS Office and CAD systems such as AutoCAD.
  • Knowledge/experience concerning basic and detail ship design.
  • Knowledge/experience concerning modern shipbuilding practices is a plus.
  • Experience with American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Steel Vessel Rules, IMO Regulations, and US Coast Guard Requirements is a plus.
  • Experience with 3D modeling software, experience with Tribon or Aveva Marine is a plus.
  • Experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, or Projector and scheduling software such as MS Project or Primavera is a plus.
  • International experience or familiarity with European and/or Asian Shipbuilding Standards is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  A range of motion sufficient to perform general lifting, carrying, bending, stooping, climbing, working at heights, extended walking or standing, etc. is required.  Employment in this position is contingent upon passing the medical examination.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Environmental exposures are similar to those found in most heavy industrial settings and may include; noise, heat, cold, vibration, dust, fume and smoke.  Work will be carried on in both an office and industrial setting, indoors or outdoors, and may involve exposure to inclement weather conditions.

All applications must be turned in to the Human Resources Department for consideration

Philly Shipyard is committed to equal opportunity for all applicants.  The recruitment, selection, employment and training of employees during employment, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or age-except that the applicant must meet the minimum age requirement.  Philly Shipyard does not, and will not, discriminate because of the disability of such individual.