Current Available Roles

Mechanical Engineer

RAD Propulsion is seeking a mechanical engineer to join its dynamic team to help develop cutting-edge, smart, marine electric propulsion products. From concept to detail design and from prototyping, through production to testing, the engineer will be involved in every aspect of the product development, working closely with the chief technical officer, product designers and electrical engineers in a high-pace design led environment. 

RAD Propulsion promotes a healthy work/life balance and while it is expected that you will enjoy your time at work, the RAD culture is one of “family-first”.

This is an opportunity to be part of the electric revolution and to contribute to meeting the ever-growing need for sustainability in marine transportation.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of engineering principles including loads, material properties, manufacturing methods, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

They will have hands-on experience of building and operating mechanical systems, preferably within the marine sector, understanding how they perform in harsh environments and have an appreciation for the aesthetics and ergonomics required for consumer products.

Whilst not required for the role, some on-water experience on small boats would be considered advantageous as the role will involve taking part in sea-trials.


  • Design of mechanical components and systems from conception to volume manufacture
  • Delivery of production drawings, detailed appropriately for manufacture
  • Production and testing of prototypes, analysing data and feeding back into the designs
  • Working with suppliers to identify cost-effective materials and manufacturing processes
  • Managing subcontractors with respect to progress and quality of output
  • Writing professional engineering documents for customers and for product certification

Skills & Experience

  • Highly proficient in 3D and 2D CAD modelling (Autodesk Fusion 360 preferred)
  • Experience of simulation tools such as finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics
  • Knowledge and experience of modern manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Ability to demonstrate ideas and concepts through sketching and modelling
  • Experience of rapid prototyping including CNC machining and 3D printing
  • Experience of designing components for injection moulding and casting


  • £28k – £36k


  • Pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Casual dress code


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