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Senior / Principal Development Engineer

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: £45k - 60k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Powertrain
  • Contact: Gemma Skidmore
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446121
  • Expiry Date: 17 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59621

Principal / Chief Development Engineer - Powertrain - Permanent - Birmingham - £Competitive Salary DOE

I am seeking a Senior/Principal Development Engineer for an established automotive engineering company.

They are part of a growing successful business operating in the supply of automotive components for a range of commercial engines. They provide design and development services for other sister companies within the engine products division being a global supplier/market leader in their field

The Senior/Principal Development Engineer will make sure the Development Department implements and maintains the Global Engineering APQP Process with respect to New Product Introduction, Production support and R&D activities.

What You Will Do:

As Senior/Principal Development Engineer;

  • Lead Development department and responsible for releasing weekly Development Plan
  • Adhere to Engineering Prototype launch systems and processes plus promote and enforce such adherence throughout Development Department
  • Ensure all prototype builds meet customer expectations
  • Compile and complete DVPRs
  • Plan and implement Laboratory TPM supporting H&S
  • Responsible for the Training and Development of Test Engineers / Fitters
  • Responsible for Test Specifications, data output from rig tests, help support Production Test Facilities, Rig Design

What You Will Need:

As Senior/Principal Development Engineer

  • Degree qualified Engineer or equivalent with relevant industry experience
  • Experience of test & development within engine/engine ancillaries
  • Knowledge of instrumentation
  • Proven experience working on prototype build within automotive industry
  • Be able to demonstrate strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on a range of projects to tight deadlines

What You Will Get:

As Senior/Principal Development Engineer

  • Employment with an established engineering company being market leaders in their field
  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Work on a range of innovative projects


Suitably qualified and experienced Development Engineers should apply today by either calling Gemma Skidmore e on +44 (0)1384 4461021 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to

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.