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Principal Design Engineer

  • Location: Staffordshire
  • Salary: £55k - 65k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Principal Design / System Engineer

Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Competitive salary plus benefits


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As a Principal Design / System Engineer you will be responsible for all stages of development from concept to flawless launch, meeting all regulatory, quality, cost and timing requirements.

You'll lead a team of engineers, ensuring they deliver the work programme from specification through analysis, testing and development, to your final sign-off, as well as supporting in-house quality and manufacturing service teams to resolve complex technical issues.

The applicant should ideally have an extensive working knowledge of powertrain systems in either on or off highway vehicles / machinery as well as a good base engineering experience in fabrications, mouldings etc.

Your Responsibilities as a Principal engineer:

  • Lead a team of engineers (UK based + India design team) throughout the product development cycle
  • Simultaneously championing multiple projects and ensuring they meet project deliverables
  • Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams including reporting to senior management / directors
  • Develop design briefs / design concepts - solutions / validations plans & delivery plans
  • Generate project timing plans, technical requirements, budgets etc
  • Support engineering sign-off requirements / f it for purpose sign off for all propulsion systems and components with the use of DFMEA's, DVP's etc
  • Support reviews & generate documentation to prove the machine meets the latest legislation requirements
  • Support the creation of system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) - using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions
  • Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies
  • Reviewing CAE results & calculations to simulate machine performance / life prior to validation testing phase
  • Develop design standards & test procedures, rig operation, test equipment etc
  • Supporting continuous improvement initiatives including cost reduction and quality improvements

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a degree in an associated mechanical engineering discipline, with a sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven)
  • Demonstrates and has whole machine / system knowledge. Has ability (not just technical) to advise and influence other engineers though knowledge and expertise
  • Be able to work to deadlines and deliver on time
  • Capable of presenting to in a confident effective manner
  • Have a desire to invent the future and lead rather than follow
  • Technical coaching and mentoring for junior team members to aid their technical development and future growth
  • Ability to problem solve and analyse failures

Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.