Mechanical Engineer

Perth, AustraliaApply Now

This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly growing ocean technology company specialising in autonomous survey platforms and solutions.

Blue Ocean currently owns and operates the world’s largest commercial fleet of long-duration autonomous underwater vehicles and undertakes advanced research and development programs in order to develop new and disruptive autonomous data collection technologies to address industry requirements.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced engineer to join a qualified team creating bespoke subsea survey capabilities through the integration and enhancement of commercially available systems as well as the design and development of innovative new vehicles and systems, including vessel-based launch/recovery and other support systems.

The role will require you to operate effectively under time pressure to design and develop solutions to meet target outcomes.

This is a hands-on role encompassing both mechanical design, prototype development, testing & reporting.

You will have:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in a similar role. While Subsea experience is preferred, experience in manufacturing is also acceptable
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Autodesk Inventor
  • 3+ years demonstrated experience 3D modelling and detailed design of precision mechanical systems
  • Demonstrated ability to produce comprehensive 2D drawings for manufacturing
  • A high level of curiosity and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques
  • A history demonstrating high levels of motivation and the ability to complete tasks to a high quality and a tight timeframe
  • Demonstrated a willingness to innovate and solve complex problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisation skills & the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team

Desirable qualities and experience:

  • Experience with offshore systems such as ROVs, AUVs & ocean gliders
  • Experience with hydraulic systems
  • An understanding of the underwater environment and the underlying physics would also be useful

The applicant needs to be an Australian citizen or have Australian working rights, hold an Australian driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a police clearance. This position will be based in Perth, Australia.

Please send your CV and cover letter directly to