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Principle Mechanical Design Engineer

Job Title: Principle Mechanical Design Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston
Salary: 50000
Reference: #5834
Contact Name: James Field
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2021 12:19

Job Description

Job Title: Principle Mechanical Design Engineer
Salary: £50k p/annum
Location: Preston

An innovative and rapidly growing company is hiring a Principle Mechanical Design Engineer, who will undertake design tasks, project management interaction, technical & leadership mentoring, tendering tasks, engineering productivity, quality, continuous improvement & health & safety. 

Responsibilities for a specific project or projects;

  • Be accountable for the technical management and delivery within time cost and quality
  • Maintain technical compliance with the contract and resolve technical conflicts where possible
  • Ensure cross-discipline integration
  • Assist the project management staff in:
    • Understanding the technical delivery such that they may manage budget/expenditure information
    • Reviewing progress and the critical path
    • Identify and minimize the company's exposure to risk
    • Identify and report changes
  • Promote cohesion across the project team

Design Tasks

  • Scheme design deliverables
  • Detail design deliverables
  • Production of manufacturing documentation
  • Take part in client meetings, testing / commissioning activities, and post-project review meetings
  • Maintaining the project’s working folder
  • Checking and approving

Technical & Leadership Mentoring

Act as a mentor to a number of engineering staff to;

  • Develop their technical knowledge and understanding
  • Develop their leadership abilities
  • Provide support in achieving developmental goals
  • Encourage staff to develop their personal competencies

Tendering Tasks

  • Production of concept designs
  • Estimating durations for the design of tender items
  • Composing technical responses to quotation requests

Engineering Productivity, Quality & Improvement

  • Ongoing assessment of engineering processes and procedures to identify and implement improvements
  • Promoting adherence to the Engineering processes and procedures to support consistency and quality of engineering work
  • Promote compliance with both client and statutory requirements
  • Implementation of continuous improvement initiatives
  • Promoting a close working relationship with other departments, especially Planning and Manufacturing to ensure Engineering

Health & Safety

  • Take reasonable  care for own health and safety and the health and safety of others
  • Report all accidents and near misses to their Line Manager or Safety Representative
  • Not operate any equipment they have not been specifically trained to use

Skills/Experience Required

  • Has been accountable for a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity
  • A sound appreciation of manufacturing, assembly, and test techniques
  • Strong technical leadership, decision making, and communication skills
  • Proven record of technically leading teams, shaping the outcome of projects, and assisting others in the delivery of projects
  • Ability to read, understand and shape new procedures and standards
  • Proficiency in the production of standard design deliverables expected
  • Experienced user of relevant design tools, techniques, and methods
  • Conversant with legislation and regulations applicable to their role and the projects they are working on
  • Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Click apply or speak to James Field for the full details: 


Tel: 01257 244748

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