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Principal Engineer - Mechanical Engineering (Platform)

Ref no. BHN560767
Location Barrow-In-Furness, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Principal Engineer - Mechanical Engineering (Platform) | Barrow- in- Furness | Hybrid working | 12 Months Contract

£65.98ph UMB | £50ph PAYE | Inside IR35

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Principal Engineer - Mechanical Engineering (Platform)


Principal Engineer - Mechanical Engineering (Platform)

Job description

Security level

This role will require the person to obtain full Security Clearance (SC) 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. In addition, this role involves direct and/or indirect access to Caveat Material which means there are restrictions on nationalities. Therefore, you must hold sole British Nationality to apply for this role. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.


The Principal Engineer (C) - 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.


In accordance with the level of supervision/responsibility assigned by role/grade:

  • 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
  • Ensure design proving evidence is comprehensive, captured within the requirements management tools and has been endorsed by the appropriate level of authority
  • Ensure compliance against contractual requirements and that work is undertaken in accordance with company, safety, environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation.
  • Undertake design reviews and presentations to customers.
  • Provide technical support to integrated performance and acceptance activities, including acceptance of equipment from suppliers through to system acceptance by the customer
  • Review relevant supplier documentation and ensure it is captured and recorded appropriately.
  • Support the development of estimates for the scope of work and resources required to deliver it in order to support bids, proposal development and project planning activities for various systems.
  • Provide support to the Certificate of Design activities appropriate to the discipline and articulate and present complex technical argument clearly, logically and simply.
  • Deliver technical input and engineering solutions in support of build activities, defect resolution and change management


Contribute, as appropriate to the responsibility ascribed by role/grade, 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
  • Test and validation plans
  • Qualification and acceptance plans
  • Maintain functional design intent through build and integration to commissioning and acceptance


  • 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)

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