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Principal Development Engineer

  • Salary: £264 - £280 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Sector: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Date posted: 02/11/2017
  • Job reference: J376679A

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Principal Development Engineer (V&A)


  • To lead the mechanical development and verification of engines
  • To lead, plan and supervise engine development programs
  • To conduct detailed analysis of test results
  • To prepare technical reports, presentations and papers
  • To supervise project teams either individually or work under the direction of a project manager
  • To provide input to the engine design as part of a multi-function engine project team
  • To liaise with internal and external customers, program suppliers and represent the Verification & Analysis department at meetings where required
  • To contribute to technical capability of the Verification & Analysis department
  • To develop commercial quotations, and conduct business development activities when required
  • To have line management responsibilities for up to 2 engineers
  • Responsible for the quality of the test data, results analysis and reports
  • Responsible for adhering to or seeking deviation for the development procedures
  • Responsible for the clear instruction of staff using the appropriate procedures and forms
  • Responsible for feeding back test results to the internal and external customer in a timely manner
  • Responsible for drawing conclusions and making recommendations from results obtained subsequent to test work

Skills / Experience

  • A Degree in Mechanical, Automotive or Aerospace Engineering, or HND coupled with relevant industry experience.
  • Membership of a Professional Body is desirable
  • Considerable relevant experience of engineering preferably gained within an automotive environment
  • Knowledge and working experience of quality systems and procedures is advantageous
  • Experience of engine testing for engine development and durability work, including working with engine management systems.
  • Experience in both gasoline and diesel fuels desirable (and/or alternative fuels)
  • Experienced in MS Office, engine management systems, Concerto and Matlab

Essential skills to support the work include:

  • A general level of computer literacy
  • Knowledge of general engineering fundamentals
  • Numerical and analytic skills
  • Report writing and time management skills
  • Spatial awareness
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret engineering drawings
  • Able to supervise the work of others
  • Familiarisation with Instrumentation techniques and hardware would be an advantage

Desirable skills include:

  • Ability to work on own and as part of a team
  • Confidence to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Must be self-motivated and possess the drive to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to strict time constraints
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel to customer sites

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