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Senior Principle Design Engineer (Electrical)

  • Salary: £35 - £42 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Sector: Electronics / HW Design
  • Date posted: 11/07/2017
  • Job reference: J369738A
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Senior Principle Design Engineer (Electrical)


Contract initially till 02:18

£42.00 per hour Max

Post holder's principle tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Managing design work in appropriate engineering disciplines.
  • Executing duties in accordance with Company procedures for training, health and safety, personnel, quality and project requirements.
  • Reviewing existing Company procedures and Project controls and identify new controls to provide improved quality assurance, and improved cost against deliverables.
  • Acting as Design Authority for engineering aspects of Babcock products.
  • Authorising design documentation as required.
  • Chairmanship of Design Reviews (of appropriate Categorisation) to identify best technical solution to fulfil Project objectives.
  • Representing Group and/or Department as required.
  • Managing design projects in accordance with Company Procedures.
  • Managing work to time, cost and quality.
  • Providing professional engineering support to surface ship, submarine, commercial and equipment projects.
  • Providing business development support across Babcock Design & Technology.
  • Performance and management of system requirements, concept design and modelling.
  • Ability to manage a team to interpret a design requirement and create a design solution.
  • Acting as Independent Technical Assessor and performing Inter Department Checks, Concession Analysis, and the like.
  • Preparation of Project and Department Plans and Tracking and Forecasting, Assistance in Preparation of Bids in related subjects,
  • Recruitment and Management of staff at all appropriate levels.
  • To behave at all times in a manner commensurate with that of a professional engineer.
  • Manage staff as required in accordance with company and HR policies and procedures.


  • Managing design teams involved in the preparation of technical aspects commercial tenders.
  • Managing preparation of Technical Reviews in support of tender responses requiring design input.


  • Acting as Design Manager responsible to Project Manager for Projects.
  • Management of technical aspects of selecting sub-contractors and/or suppliers.
  • Management of technical aspects of work carried out by sub-contractors and/or suppliers.
  • Liaising with Project to resolve Project issues.
  • Liaising with Production to resolve manufacturing problems.


  • To actively seek and win work for the appropriate Discipline.

Interfacing Responsibilities

  • Business Stream Directors and their Business Development Managers providing SQEP resource where possible.
  • Appropriate Project Managers: for budgets, timescale and priorities.
  • Design subcontractors: to ensure compliance with the Design Intent.
  • Project and Production Teams: to resolve technical queries.
  • Directly responsible to other PDEs or the Senior Operations Manager

Post Holder is authorised to:

  • Manage the preparation, checking and authorising of design documentation.
  • Represent the Babcock Design Authority when requested to do so.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

Academic: It is essential that the post-holder has a minimum of a second class honours degree or comparable academic standard, in an appropriate discipline and should hold Chartered Engineer status via an appropriate Institution.

Experience: Demonstrable evidence of having worked in the field of the appropriate Discipline design, analysis and technical management at an appropriate level.

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