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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Plymouth

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Sector: Management, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Other, Quality & Compliance, Systems Engineering
  • Date posted: 09/07/2018
  • Job reference: J387903A

Principal Mechanical Engineer - Plymouth

A market leading organisation is currently recruiting for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to take on a permanent position ASAP. The company is highly regarded for its employee recognition and vital position in today's market place. You will be a driven individual who is looking to work in a fast paced environment with supportive team in a diverse and challenging environment.

Main Purpose of Role

The Principal Mechanical Engineer, along with the technical team leaders, will have overall control of the Weapons and HESS technical teams which will be multi-faceted. The role is predominantly a technical rather than managerial one. Where necessary he will be responsible for conducting route cause analysis of defects and technical oversight of in-service support activities including, defect rectification, OPDEFs and annual condition, monitoring and get well visits.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows -

  • Technical authority for all MoD Contracts held by DST (CWEW).
  • Engineering governance for activities including design conducted within Weapons and HESS areas.
  • Developing the technical and engineering teams (continual professional development), identify training requirements and shortfalls.
  • Identifying and implementing design interventions to improve availability and exceed Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on all availability contracts.
  • To lead and influence customers
  • The Principal Mechanical Engineer will be expected to make key technical decisions and be accountable for all aspects of theirs and others work scope, making risk based decisions to benefit the overall activity.

The successful candidate will display the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Member or Fellow of IMechE, registered CEng
  • Masters and/or BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • Chartered Engineer and will ideally have significant experience of Royal Navy operations or support, as well as experience to demonstrate the ability to lead and manage a technical team within the framework of recognised Supportability Engineering standards.
  • Extensive experience in Mechanical Engineering, a large proportion of which has been gained in a design capacity.

In addition the post holder will have a good general level of education to degree standard in an engineering subject and be technically competent possessing a depth of knowledge in some of the following areas:-

  • Material science (ideally polymers in addition to metallurgy)
  • Corrosion process and prevention in marine environments
  • Fluid systems , HP Air & Hydraulics
  • Dynamics and Control (liaising with electronic system engineers)
  • Manufacturing processes

If you would like to be considered for the aforementioned position please submit an application or contact Tom Dugmore on 0117 930 9737

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