Role Overview

Supporting the Mechanical CAD Design Team you'll be working on Military Programme Projects using Creo Elements (3D CAD) in the development of Machinery Automation Products and Commercial Radar for use in the Marine Industry.

In board terms the responsibility of the CAD Designer is to produce drawing data packs to enable manufacture and delivery of products and equipment, which comply with the requirements of authorising signatories. Organisation of all CAD Office aspects of this work comes within the scope at this level.

Key accountabilities include:
•Dimensional accuracy
•Tolerancing for assembly and interchangeability
•Application of standards and material and finishes
•Part list accuracy
•Design layouts
•Achievement of agreed programme timescales
•Produce and record clear and accurate layouts for products and equipment which ensure the dimensional accuracy of details and show sufficient detail to avoid mechanical fouls (interferences) and ensure interchangeability. Maintain these at an adequate standard throughout development to allow modification of designs.
•Produce and maintain generation charts to define the eventual drawing structure of a product using whichever system the Company is operating for this purpose.
•Produce 3D Models, outline and details drawings of products and components. These shall be dimensionally accurate and toleranced to ensure interchangeability.
•Produce parts lists which are comprehensive and accurate using whichever system the Company is operating for this purpose.
•Produce Assembly drawings which define the manufacturing assembly and locate and itemise the components.
•Produce installation drawings which provide the necessary data to an installer of the product.
•Provide plans to the project management team and Chief Engineer for the complete drawing programmes on projects which are reasonable and achievable.
•Take responsibility for completion of work in accordance with agreed plans and programmes providing details of progress as required, and achieving necessary timescales.
•Carry out work in accordance with agreed programmes providing details of progress as required.
•Carry out checking and modification work on existing drawings and designs ensuring interchangeability and fit.
•Where appropriate produce circuit and block diagrams.
•Where appropriate duties will also include maintenance and management of a parts data base library(s) for CAD systems.
•Assist where appropriate and requested with assembly of first off builds provided the individual concerned is in agreement.
•Undertake visits to subcontractors to agree designs or investigate problems provided that mutually agreed transport facilities are provided.
•Maintain basic records on information received for design purposes and alteration using the Development Change Note (DCN) and later the Production Change Note (CN).
•Carry out any reasonable task requested by the Chief Engineer(s) or Project Manager(s), and mutually agreed between the persons concerned, where booking numbers for timesheets are provided.
•Complete and obtain authorisation on the required timesheets in a timely fashion.
•To ensure minimum alterations are required when drawings are prepared and presented for approval:-

Please note for this particular role, all candidates must be eligible for SC - UK EYES ONLY clearance and therefore be a sole British National passport holder.

Skills & Experience
  • HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of workshop practice.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques.
  • Knowledge of engineering materials and processing.
  • Good working knowledge of Creo Elements and Windchill PDM Link
  • Ability to perform manual calculations.
  • Understand the basic Microsoft Office packages.
  • Have previous experience of working on Military Projects.
  • Production drawings and tolerancing.
  • Full understanding of the Design Process.


  • Understanding of the Marine Environment.
  • Knowledge of Radar and Sperry Products.
  • Basic understanding of Electrical Principles.
  • Understand how Commercial Projects are run.
  • Understand how Military Projects are run. 
All of our roles require successful candidates to undergo and maintain a Baseline Personnel Security Standard and/or United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) to obtain a Security Check (SC) without restrictions. Please note that in the event that the required clearance cannot be obtained you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security.
About Us
With over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation, we have established ourself as a major global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge and control systems. We take pride in our commitment to provide 24/7support to all of our customers.

Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving our mission, something we always remember. In return for working for us you will have access to a benefits package that provides you with flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life, health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development.

We are committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status, including race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.