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Careers at Whale

The Whale Team

Munster Simms Engineering (better known by our brand name Whale) is an established local business with a reputation for quality, innovation and service. With over 200 years heritage in Northern Ireland it is now a valued division of the US-based Brunswick Corporation. In recent years, the company has seen exponential growth and has released a stream of award-winning new products. Distributing to over 50 countries worldwide, Whale serves a range of diverse markets including leisure marine, recreational vehicles, portable sanitation, domestic shower drainage and various niche industrial sectors.

Our vision and aspiration is to build an outstanding, sustainable company widely known for our innovative and principled approach in everything we do.

Whale is a fair employer committed to providing equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of religious affiliation, religious belief, political belief, sex, race, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or part time or full time status. In order to demonstrate our commitment to equality of opportunity and meet our obligations under Fair Employmment legislation we are required by law to monitor the religious affiliation and sex of all job applicants.

Current opportunities to join the Whale team

Product Development Engineer

Ref Number: PDE/01/22

Based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Whale is the market leader in heating and water systems and is known for innovative products in the Marine, Mobile, Healthcare, and Industrial markets. Part of the Brunswick Corporation’s (24 global operations) Advanced Systems Group (ASG), Whale’s forward-thinking approach is driven by a dedicated team who exude a passion for delivering the best possible product and service for our customers.
Due to ongoing growth, we are seeking an enthusiastic & innovative individual for a Product Development Engineer role.


A great opportunity for an individual who is keen to design and contribute to the design of new products or modifications of existing products to required standards of operability, reliability, innovativeness, and cost as directed by the Product Development Programmes.


Applicants must be passionate about engineering, outgoing, bright and enthusiastic. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work autonomously and as part of a team  

COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Excellent written and verbal communication / presentation and strong interpersonal skills
PLANNING AND ORGANISING - Strong organisational and analytical skills are required, along with the ability to methodically plan and prioritise workload efficiently and effectively to maximise results through measurable plans
STRONG I.T. SKILLS – I.T. literate with strong working knowledge of m/s office suite as a minimum requirement
COLLABERATIVE- A strong team player with the ability to work in close collaboration with various stakeholders such as colleagues/external partners and or customers in order to achieve goals
Good Commercial Awareness


Candidates should be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) or above in Mechanical Engineering, Product Engineering or any related engineering discipline. The role will require someone who can work closely with various other functions (product, quality, marketing, purchasing and production) to develop and agree product specifications and then to ensure that these specifications are met in terms of performance, cost, timescales and reliability.


Candidates should be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) or above in Mechanical Engineering, Product Engineering or any related engineering discipline. 
Experience of design & development of both new & existing products is required together with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Have a good working knowledge of at least one CAD package, preferably Solid Works.
Have good working experience of new product development. 
Demonstrate a high level of integrity and thoroughness in all they do.
Display strong interpersonal skills at all levels.
Be enthusiastic and keen to work as part of a team


Experience of working in a project environment
Knowledge of CAE packages i.e. Moldflow, FEA, Minitab.
Be hands-on with good practical skills 
Have a logical approach to problem solving
Experience of project management

If you are interested in applying for this role, please download an application form or contact Completed applications should be returned to:

The Monitoring Officer
Munster Simms Engineering Limited
2 Enterprise Road
BT19 7TA
Tel: 028 91270531
Or emailed:

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 4th February at 12 noon

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Download the application form

Please return your completed form to the Monitoring Officer: