Principal Mechanical Engineer

03 August 20222022-08-03
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Principal Mechanical Engineer



Recruit 12 has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to manage the delivery of all design elements on the client's projects from requirements and specification through to concept, design, implementation, development to manufacture, integration, commissioning, delivery, and operation. 

Your responsibilities as a Principal Mechanical Engineer will include:

  • he focus of this role is on team leadership and personnel management, with a strong technical background.  Including, resource planning, recruitment & development of technical staff. 
  • Managing the design delivery of projects including design reviews including change management and design risk assessments.     
  • Ensuring all technical decisions have gone through the correct approval routes with an appropriate level of supporting documentation. 
  • Leading technical representation with all internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Mentor, coach & manage engineering staff. 
  • Ensuring continuous improvement by using tools and processes that reduce engineering lead times, improve quality, reusability, reliability and compliance to standards.  
  • Ensuring that the client's Health and Safety Policy, hazard and risk analysis, compliance with CDM and any other regulations are adhered to within the scope of work. 
  • Ensuring that the Client's Quality Policy and procedures are adhered to across all projects. 

To be a successful candidate as a Principal Mechanical Engineer you will need:

  •  Proficient technical working and practical knowledge of being part of a multi-disciplinary organisation. 
  • Demonstrate good technical competence in engineering management along with a track record of delivering engineering or projects. 
  • Demonstrate good customer service skills across a range of key stakeholders with a strong Client focus. 
  • Demonstrate an excellent level of management of teams. 
  • Demonstrate a good level of bid, project and delivery within a project environment. 
  • Demonstrate good presentation of data and written skills especially planning tasks and reporting writing.  
  • A good working knowledge and ability of using Solidworks & PDM as well as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Plant Lifecycle Management Tools and the Google suite. 
  • Substantial experience in a leadership role within an engineering or manufacturing business.   
  • Experience in the design, implementation and use of remote handling equipment or the development of robotic equipment is beneficial. 
  • Experience of working with international clients, primarily Japan, is beneficial. 
  • Good people management skills with effective communication.  Ability to resource plan and manage conflicts

Recruit12 is a recruitment specialist, working within the Automotive, World class manufacturing, Renewable energy and Construction sectors

Important: Please note Recruit12 is only able to place into employment candidates that have a valid EU passport, a European Economic Area (EEA) passport or a valid UK visa.