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JOB DESCRIPTION

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER IN STAFFORDSHIRE

Location Type Salary
Staffordshire Permanent 55k - 60k + Exc Bens
  • Reference: 009061
  • Contact: Natalie Dass
  • Tel: 0121 230 1070

An experienced Principal Engineer is sought for our world class, family-owned business client. They are proud of their achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further.

Principal Engineer Role:

To assist with leading, coordinating and developing a small team of engineers working on a defined work programme based around Operator Environment (Cab) development, including new product introduction, warranty issue resolution and product improvement.

You will deliver the work programme from concept to delivery – from specification, through analysis, testing and development, to engineering sign-off.

You will also support in-house quality, manufacturing and service teams in resolving complex technical issues arising as a result of warranty and / or issues that lead to engineering change as the permanent solution. All in all resulting in a robust product of world class quality.

Your Responsibilities as a Principal Engineer:
Lead and ensure the team will deliver the work programme from concept to delivery.
Support achievement of the business`s quality and warranty targets.
Liaise with Test and Development, Manufacturing Operations and full machine build teams to ensure Endurance, Customer Evaluation and Design Validation builds are completed to expected timing and cost.
Co-ordinate and oversee Design Validation tests/analyses.
Lead and develop system and component FMEA`s and DFA`s.
Support programme gateways and reviews, ensure all project documentation is planned for and in place for Technical and Gate Reviews.
Ensure coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality and other development teams.
Work with suppliers to deliver prototype and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements.
Be responsible for co-ordinating and representing the engineering team when the Design Manager is not available.
Development of team members.

Principal Engineer Requirements:

Degree qualified in a mechanical engineering discipline.
Proven delivery of concept through to production as part of an NPI process.
Experience in design of structural fabrications, plastic mouldings and packaging of electrical modules.
Ideally experienced in Cab design, including understanding of compliance requirements and key attributes.
Ideally experienced in leading a small team of engineers within a product development environment.
Good project and supplier management skills, with commercial and customer awareness.

Benefits:

In addition to an excellent salary and career progression and development opportunities, our Client offers an excellent pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company`s healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave

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