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Principal Engineer - Mechanical (Platform Systems)

Ref no. BHN557782
Salary £65.98/hour
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 Months
Job status Open

Job summary

Principal Engineer - Mechanical (Platform Systems) - 12 month contract - Barrow-in-Furness - £65.98 phr UMB or £50 phr PAYE (Inside IR35)

Key skills required for this role

Principal Engineer, Lead Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Platform Systems,


Principal Engineer - Mechanical (Platform Systems)

Job description

The Role

The Principal Engineer - Mechanical Engineering (Platform Systems) shall provide support to the Engineering Manager and/or external specialists during development and analysis of mechanical systems.

The Principal Engineer shall act as team lead, managing the day-to-day activities of the team and the production of deliverables. The Principal Engineer shall be responsible for developing and maintaining the competency and skills of the team, project plan and schedule project activities, while managing the resolution of any related issues.

This involves but isn't limited to...

  • Develop design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality in accordance with project or business milestones.
  • Develop and manage requirements and acceptance criteria specific to a system or product and/or across a system of systems, platform or programme
  • Understand the contractual and performance requirements for various systems, and support the definition and associated acceptance criteria and events through design, build, integration, installation and commissioning activities.
  • Produce documentation required to support the design review process, including: diagrams; technical specifications; supporting calculations; design evidence and justifications

Key Accountabilities and Deliverables:

Is not limited to...

  • Requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Technical reports and specifications
  • System definition documentation, including design descriptions, diagrams/PandIDs, interface descriptions, etc
  • System design verification: calculations, modelling, analysis etc
  • System safety documentation
  • Design reviews and technical presentations

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • BEng (Hons) / MEng or equivalent in a relevant STEM degree
  • CEng or capable of achieving CEng
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Demonstrable experience in the delivery of mechanical systems through the development lifecycle
  • Comprehensive experience of applying technical expertise across the full engineering lifecycle
  • In-depth knowledge and experience specifying mechanical equipment and components (heat exchangers, pumps, diesel generators, hydraulic plant, compressors, etc)

Security Requirements: SC

This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a BPSS check as part of this process. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC and you must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

This role is for UK EYES ONLY

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

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