Principal Engineer

Coventry £ 50,000 - £ 60,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014012

Due to the award of new projects a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles has a new vacancy for a Principal Engineer to join the business. An experienced Senior Engineer you will be well versed in the automotive or specialist vehicle sectors and will take a lead role to ensure on time delivery of the projects.


Commutable from: Coventry, Nuneaton, Birmingham, Leicester, Leamington Spa, Warwick

Salary: £ 50,000 - £ 60,000 p.a. + benefits

Suitable For: Lead Engineer, Chief Engineer, Design Engineer, Principal Engineer, Project Manager.


The Role


As the Principal Engineer you will work closely with the Customer, Project Managers and the Design team to turn engineering design concepts into fully validated and verified designs fit for volume manufacture. You will be part of the customer facing team able to articulate engineering concepts to engineers, project managers and other key internal and external stakeholders.


Key responsibilities:


Lead the technical direction of the project design team to ensure final designs meet customer requirements

Development of system designs

Lead and undertake problem solving of design and product issues to resolve functional issues

Work with production and quality teams to investigate and resolve issues

Supervise of prototype system design and build

Be responsible for validation and qualification of system designs which may include hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and electronic components

Lead design reviews with the customer


The Person


Proven track record of successful involvement in design & development projects within the automotive or specialist vehicle sector

Honours Degree or equivalent in an appropriate Engineering or similar subject

Understanding of engineering drawings and design standards

Experience in the validation and verification of product including environmental qualification

Thorough understanding of the principles of systems engineering

Experience in compiling Design FMEAs

Development of complex technical customer documentation packages

Good communicator throughout all levels of the organisation and externally


For more information about the role of Principal Engineer, send a CV to James Charlett.

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