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Mechanical Design & Development Engineer

​Mechanical Design & Development Engineer

Near Farnborough, Hampshire – Hybrid working available

£30-40k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits 

Sonardyne has been writing the future of underwater technology for over 50 years. As a leading provider of underwater navigation, positioning, communication, imaging and monitoring technology, its innovations help transform what’s possible in offshore energy, maritime defence and ocean science. Sonardyne technology has enabled people to install wind farms, control squadrons of underwater drones and detect tsunami waves hundreds of miles offshore.

This is a chance to join a small team of 3 Design and Development Engineers working on some cutting-edge products used within the clean energy sector. You’ll be designing and testing electro-mechanical assemblies associated with transducer design, that need to operate over long periods of time in some pretty harsh conditions. This will give opportunity to work with exciting new materials, manufacturing processes and state of the art validation equipment. 

This is full product development lifecycle work, starting with early stage concepts and prototypes, test and validation and on into production. You’ll be working on 3-5 development projects at any one time and these can last from 6 months to 3 years. 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications 


  • 3D CAD user - preferably Autodesk Inventor, although other 3D CAD package experience is acceptable

  • Practical mechanical engineering skills including relevant experience of prototype assembly and testing.

  • Advanced computer skills, in particular Microsoft Office

  • Some industrial experience or a practical background and interest in engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree or equivalent


  • FEA Modelling (preferably ANSYS)

  • Additive manufacturing experience

  • Transducer design, Electronics packaging

This position would suit a Mechanical Engineer with some industrial experience. If you have recently graduated and can demonstrate a genuine interest in engineering outside of your studies then this could be of interest. We are looking for a practical, hands on Engineer who enjoys working with technologies such as 3D printers as well as building, testing and analysing the data. 

Sonardyne is a classic British success story. Founded in 1971, it has received the Queen’s award for innovation and export several times and has excellent staff retention rates thanks to a positive work environment, attractive benefits package and interesting and challenging careers for bright minds. It offers boundless opportunities as befits a company that is a leading light in technological design and manufacture. It has an open and innovative culture where every member of the team has the chance to shape the future as well as get hands-on experience of the application of the company’s innovative solutions in the ocean environment. The team also likes to have some fun, with a very active social committee regularly providing a variety of subsidised events.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday

  • Excellent Pension

  • Life Assurance x6

  • Health Cover

  • Bonus - PRP (not guaranteed but has paid up to 20%

  • Hours of work are 8.30 – 5pm (flexitime available)

If you are interested then please send me your latest CV for review but if not, and you know someone that might be, then we pay a referral fee on successful introduction – see