Job Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Engineering we are looking to recruit a production engineer to join our team in Belfast.  The purpose of the role will be to analyse and drive the optimisation of the Belfast site & facilities and be responsible for planning, co-ordination and execution of manufacturing projects in addition to the development and modernisation of site fabrication and steel manufacturing capability.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Liaise across H&W engineering and operations departments to provide early-stage production input to design optimisation process from a fabrication/assembly perspective
  • Produce workflow definition, methodology, process improvement, site and equipment layouts to maximise throughput, assembly planning and workstation loading analysis in support of the Company’s manufacturing projects and strategic plans.
  • Assist the Sales/Bid/Commercial teams in preparation of any bid documents and proposals that require technical input in the form of build strategy/assembly workflow, production manhour estimates and schedules, including workstation loadings
  • Take the lead in developing the Belfast site to enable competitiveness across the company’s target markets (Defence, Renewables, Oil & Gas, Cruise & Ferry, Commercial Marine)
  • Develop and refine build/assembly/fabrication methods post Contract Award
  • Facilitate technical and production planning co-ordination between Operations, Facilities and Engineering department in connection with implementation of facility enhancements
  • Monitor manufacturing throughput (KPIs) and assist with implementation of identified productivity improvements

Essential Criteria

  • HNC (or equivalent) in Manufacturing/Production Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ship Science or other related subject.
  • A solid marine structures fabrication background, steel production engineering experience including the ability to read basic structural information.
  • Proficient in application and use of specialist software for marine structural detail design, assembly planning e.g., Aveva Marine (Hull) or similar
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and familiar with other general drafting software such as AutoCAD
  • Demonstrable experience in production planning of ship/marine orientated structures
  • Sound knowledge of industry HSE processes & procedures
  • Knowledge / awareness of the Defence and/or Oil & Gas and/or Renewables industry & structure
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good financial & literary skills & knowledge
  • Strong influencing & relationship building skills

How to apply

Harland & Wolff is an Equal Opportunities employer

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Belfast

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