Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


AUS - Melbourne
Last application date 2022-08-18 Location: AUS - Melbourne

Make your mark on the future. Accelerate your career with Trelleborg and start shaping industry from the inside.

Who are we?

Trelleborg Marine Systems Australia is an international leader in the design and manufacture of Docking & Mooring products, focused on marine terminals in the Oil & Gas and Bulk Material as well as the Container, Ferry and Cruise industries.


We are part of the Trelleborg Group, a global leader in innovative polymer-based engineered solutions, with approx. 24,000 employees and over 90 facilities worldwide.

We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join our Operations team.

The Lead Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for leading the mechanical engineering team in delivering technical, project-specific design packages and generating a complete set of client and manufacturing documentation. Where required, they will assist the Mechanical Engineering team to coordinate supply activities to ensure that a compliant project design is fully tested, documented and delivered on time.

They shall assist in ensuring the engineering design of projects is in accordance with relevant local standards, statutory requirements, technical specifications and industry best practice.

In addition, the lead mechanical design engineer is responsible for the product management of the standard Docking and Mooring product portfolio.

Lead the creation of novel designs to interface with and upgrade legacy equipment. Provide technical support to warranty and after-sales activities.

The Lead Mechanical Design Engineer is wholly responsible for the day to day management and development of the Mechanical Engineering team, and the delivery of projects within the mechanical engineering discipline. Tools utilized include but are not limited to FEMAP, Solidworks, AutoCAD etc.

The Candidate:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

University Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

10+ years working experience in mechanical design environment with a Design House, Contractor or Vendor.

Proficient in 2D and 3D CAD (Solidworks and AutoCAD or Equivalent)

Demonstrated experience working across multiple projects and disciplines

Further areas of experience in the following is preferable:

  • People leadership experience
  • Marine industry experience
  • Work in project/EPC environment on vendor or contractor side
  • Structural Design with AS 4100 and AS 1170
  • Experience working with ISO9001 or Equivalent quality system
  • knowledge of MathCAD
  • Practical experience in a manufacturing environment

Key skills and Attributes:

Excellent verbal and written skills in English.

Strong leadership skills; particularly in coaching and communication

Ability to Plan and prioritise across multiple deliverables

Ability to understand, break down, and translate a business priority into day to day actions

The successful candidate will have Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

Trelleborg is an equal opportunity employer! We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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