Mechanical Development Engineer

Would you like to play a key part in developing / building exciting new equipment and technology for a fast-growing aquaculture sector?

Over almost 40 years, Gael Force Group has grown with ambition and a clear purpose, established as a leading supply partner of equipment, technology, and services for the sustainable farming of healthy, nutritious seafood.

We continue to have ambitious growth plans across our group of companies, and we would love to bring highly motivated people on board to join us on that journey.

Ready for a new and exciting challenge? Consider joining us and play your part in the next chapter at Gael Force Group…

What is the job role?

We are searching for a Mechanical Development Engineer to join our team at Gael Force Engineering Limited, based at our location in Inverness.

Working from home will be considered, the role will require site visits to our own company locations and to customer sites across the north and west of Scotland.

What we’re looking for:

As part of a small multi-disciplinary team of engineers you will interact with other disciplines, gain exposure to a variety of engineering products, materials and challenges, and will directly see the results of your contribution. These tasks will be carried out within existing product development processes led by our Technical Development Manager. Tasks include:

  • Development of new and current range of products in conjunction with the Product Development team.
  • Provide engineering expertise to assist within your mechanical skill set in the development of new designs to aid the company’s support, development and expansion of product range.
  • Engineering support of our wide range of products, inclusive of supporting documentation (internal and external).
  • Produce Drawings and supporting technical documentation from templates as required to support products under development.
  • Maintain clear, concise and accurate records.
  • Participate in project design evaluation procedure.
  • Conduct Site visits and investigations as required.
  • Participate in planning, programming and engineering support of project works.
  • Liaise with project client as required on all aspects of applicable contracts including attending site and contract meetings as required.
  • Liaise with suppliers as required for development of new and existing products.
  • Prepare and amend bills of materials for new and updated products.
  • Identify and resolve product improvement and reliability issues.
  • Ensure that products meet and or exceed customer expectations.
  • Adhere to design documentation.
  • Oversee the investigation of fault reports and possible solutions.
  • Liaise with all internal and external stakeholders as required.
  • Work to all relevant Company Policies and Procedures.

What you’ll need:


  • Degree qualification in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Experience of mechanical product specification.
  • Understanding of mechanical engineering.
  • Experience with CAD packages.
  • Excellent IT Skills.
  • Organisational and Management skills.
  • Time management and strong organisational qualities.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to delegate as appropriate.
  • Willingness to travel and work away from home occasionally.
  • Excellent demonstrable writing and communications skills.
  • Good initiative and ability to work under low level of supervision.
  • Good team player.
  • Driving licence.


  • Engineering development experience/training.
  • Experience of FEA.
  • Experience in marine environment.
  • Understanding of the Aquaculture industry.

​Gael Force Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

If you have the ambition, enthusiasm, and passion then we want to hear from you now!

What can you expect:

In return for working a 39-hour week, we are offering a competitive salary depending on the experience and knowledge of the candidate, with a generous staff discount on over 10,000 product lines instore and a cycle to work scheme. Annual leave commences at 30 days per annum, increasing with length of service.

You can apply directly online to Gael Force Group via this link or please send us your current CV with a covering letter to detailing your reasons for applying and why you would be suitable for this position.

Closing date for applications is the 3rd July 2022.