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JOB DESCRIPTION

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER IN DERBYSHIRE

Location Type Salary
Derbyshire Permanent 55k - 60k + Exc Bens
  • Reference: 008972
  • Contact: Natalie Dass
  • Tel: 0121 230 1070

Principal Powertrain Systems Engineer: As a result of growing demands for their award winning range of diesel engines and a number of exciting engine development programmes, we are seeking a Principal Systems Integration Engineer. The role will suit an individual looking for an opportunity to develop their career within a fast paced organisation at the cutting edge of engine design and development.

You will be responsible for taking new Propulsion systems and components from concept to flawless launch, as part of the overall process of integrating propulsion components into machines, ensuring a robust system/component sign-off meeting all regulatory, quality, cost and timing requirements.

Principal Engineer Role:

Lead integration projects for Propulsion to ensure delivery of high quality products in a timely manner. This will require some components to be developed from concept to delivery, while others will need to be packaged appropriately. From specification, through analysis, testing and development, to engineering sign-off, these projects will need to be supported technically, planned, and managed.

Leadership – This role will be customer focused requiring management of relationships with machine groups, delivery of planning, communication, and problem resolution.
Management – Organisation of resources, across multiple projects to ensure delivery of priorities, excellent planning and other key management tools will need to be utilised.
Line Management – Supporting personal development, providing technical leadership, advising and supporting as necessary, and ensuring the delivery of a supportive team culture.
Technical decision making personally and obtaining technical decisions to ensure project progression as required.
Create system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) – using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions.
Develop system and component FMEAs, and DVPs.
Co-ordinate and supervise DVP tests/analyses (analytical, rig, engine and machine).
Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies.
Write systems test and development technical reports for own responsible areas.
Support programme gateways and reviews.
Support engineering sign-off with robust test and validation data and technical reports.
Provide clear communication and support to all customers, engineering teams and suppliers.
Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams.
Monitor and report status to relevant parties.
Highlight issues in a timely and appropriate manner.
Supplier management.
Work in a simultaneous engineering environment to support the development plan, ensuring design for manufacture and assembly.
Manage suppliers via the APQP process.
Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements.
Communicate lessons learned; propose design guide/process updates.

Principal Engineer Requirements:

Working level experience of 2D drawing and 3D modelling in Siemens/Unigraphics NX platform advantageous, other CAD software is acceptable
Working level experience of PLM tool (e.g. Siemens Teamcentre) advantageous.
Off Highway machine experience advantageous.
CAE experience especially in thermal management systems advantageous.
Experience dealing with UK and overseas design teams advantageous.
Being able to handle multiple projects simultaneously is also a key requirement.
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).
Have a sound grasp of the machine product development cycle, and expertise in propulsion system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools).
Ideally, have experience with an engine/machine/transmission manufacturer or Tier 1 supplier.
Demonstrate good project and supplier management skills, and good commercial awareness.
Be able to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels.
Show flexibility - the role requires travel to customer and supplier sites.

As a very comprehensive job specification, applications from individuals with a good mix of these skills and experience, who and can demonstrate aptitude to challenges and personal development are welcomed.

Rewards and Benefits:

Our client offers a competitive salary, bonus and pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, plus access to their healthy living centre and relocation assistance where needed. Opportunities for personal development and career progression. Fully supportive of professional development. 33 days holiday.

Applications:

This vacancy is only available to Candidates with relevant experience as detailed in the job description. Due to volume of applications, we are unable to respond to applicants who do not possess the required skills and experience. Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of industry experience need not apply.

Candidates must be authorised to work in the country where this role is located BEFORE making an application.

If you are interested in this position, please contact natalie@gentecrecruit.co.uk