Stellenangebot: Principal Fixed Fire Fighting Systems Engineer

AERIUS Marine GmbH

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Principal Fixed Fire Fighting Systems Engineer

AERIUS Marine UK (a subsidiary of AERIUS Marine GmbH and part of the Heinen & Hopman Group) is considered a market leader in the provision of turnkey Marine Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Chilled Water, Refrigeration and Fixed Firefighting systems. With a portfolio of customers spanning the Naval, Commercial and Offshore Renewable Energy sectors, AERIUS Marine can offer exciting challenges for both experienced engineers and those just starting out alike.

Principal Fixed Fire Fighting Systems Engineer

The role of Principal Fixed Fire Fighting Systems Engineer for AERIUS Marine UK sits at the core of our business. From supporting the preparation of tender responses through the development of new Fixed Fire Fighting systems, production of design documentation, and technical support to commissioning teams and through life design change and upgrades, the role offers a unique opportunity to experience the full product lifecycle.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Development of the client’s requirements into viable system designs
  • Completion of design calculations including:
    • Pressure loss
    • Pipe velocity
    • Sprinkler coverage
    • Pump sizing
  • Developing and managing the control philosophy for Fixed Fire Fighting systems
  • Equipment specification and selection
  • Managing the Fixed Fire Fighting systems interface with other ship systems, for example:
    • Platform Management System
    • Low Voltage Electrical Distribution System
    • Sea Water System
    • Fresh Water System
    • HVAC System
  • Liaising with project stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle, including:
    • Technical support to both internal and external client/ supplier design reviews.
    • Integration, validation and safety reviews
    • Supplier and subcontractor design deliverable reviews including factory acceptance trials
  • Maintaining design intent throughout the project lifecycle

Required skills and qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture (HNC plus vocational experience will be considered)
  • Chartered Engineer or working towards
  • Proven design experience with Marine Fixed Fire Fighting Systems including:
    • Foam
    • Water Spray and Local Application
    • Magazine
    • Gas
  • Experience with Defence Standards and Classification Societies rules.
  • Proven client interface capability.
  • Proven supplier management capability.
  • Ability to lead engineering teams


  • Proficient in 2D AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with system shock requirements
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software

What AERIUS are looking for in you:

  • The theoretical knowledge to solve technical problems where applicable by applying new techniques and technologies
  • The knowledge to deliver innovative designs and services and take technical responsibility for the engineering systems
  • Accountability for project, finance and personnel management and managing trade-offs between key project factors
  • The skill sets and enthusiasm necessary to develop other technical staff
  • Practical interpersonal skills in communicating technical matters.
  • Full security clearance will be necessary therefore a valid DBS/Disclosure Scotland certificate is mandatory; the company will cover the charges accrued.

Training and Development:

AERIUS Marine UK supports continuous professional development and will work with the successful candidate to identify relevant/ appropriate training.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 Days Annual Leave + 8 Statutory Days
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay