Design Engineer/Draftsperson

We have a vacancy for a Design Engineer/Draftsperson to join our team at Holyhead.  The role will be based at our yard at Holyhead, North Wales.

Your role will be to produce CAD drawings and models to support the projects and the production team and it will involve:

  • Creating detailed 3D models and 2D drawings, for a wide range of products from small components to whole vessel systems
  • Producing drawings in accordance with BS8888 Drawing standards
  • Carrying out design tasks for mechanical, electrical and fluid systems.
  • Producing technical reports, specifications, bills of materials, etc.
  • Maintaining drawing management system.
  • Attending sea trials to verify design solutions.
  • Liaising with customers, sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Creating data for a CNC router and CNC press brake.

You must be experienced in using:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Rhino 3D
  • Microsoft Office applications

The ideal applicant will have a Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture related degree and be able to demonstrate their competence in using CAD applications such as AutoCAD and Rhino. We would also be interested in applications from candidates with Design Engineering experience/qualifications who have an interest in marine engineering and are also able to demonstrate their ability in using CAD applications. The role wiill also involve some project management of smaller projects and there is the potential to develop from the this role into project management in the longer term.

To apply for the vacancy, please send your upto date CV with a covering email to


Holyhead Marine design and build commercial and military craft up to 24m. We build a range of aluminium craft and require additional welder/fabricators to join our team.

  • Proven ability to weld using MIG and TIG processes.
  • Experience in welding Aluminium and stainless steel.
  • Able to work off engineering drawings
  • Able to use own initiative.
  • Capable completing welder coding in aluminium and stainless steel to BS EN 9606-2:2004
  • Experience/knowledge in metal cutting and forming processes.
  • Experienced in using guillotine and CNC press brake.
  • Valid driving licence

The successful candidates will have served a recognized apprenticeship and will be skilled in the production of small to medium sized fabrications. Experience in the marine industry would be advantageous but not essential.

The successful candidates should be physically fit, highly motivated, have good organisational skills and be capable of working without supervision.

A competitive remuneration package is offered including a company pension scheme.

Please apply by email to enclosing your current CV.

As one of the leaders in the UK commercial boat building market, Holyhead Marine Services Ltd offers prospective employees the opportunity to work on a wide variety of exciting projects. If you feel you have something to offer and want to join us please write to us enclosing your CV to:

Holyhead Marine Services Ltd
Newry Beach Yard
LL65 1YB