Job Description

Principal Engineer - Secondary Propulsion

A Principal Engineer for Secondary Propulsion is required to work on a contract (with the possibility of extension) for our defence client based in Cumbria.

This is a contract with a leading UK defence company.

Overview of the Principal Engineer - Secondary Propulsion contract role

To coordinate and execute engineering tasks, or packages of work, and to provide guidance and advice in a consistent professional manner within the discipline, taking cognisance of appropriate budget, timescale and quality standards, providing leadership where required.

Core Duties

  • To undertake the full range of propulsion fluid system design analysis and/or support the development and production of major propulsion equipment through collaborative working with suppliers
  • To author system design documentation including, but not limited to, design descriptions, safety documentation, test and commissioning specifications and design verifications.
  • To author equipment technical specifications within area of responsibility
  • To review documentation, calculations and analyses in accordance with Company processes and procedures.
  • To liaise and communicate with client/customer within areas of responsibility
  • Review supplier deliverables and design documentation
  • To prepare documentation for, and present at design reviews
  • To support the procurement and equipment acceptance process within areas of responsibility and represent the engineering function at supplier reviews and other events
  • To formally review and check analyses and documentation in accordance with Company process

Key skills required for the Principal Engineer - Secondary Propulsion

  • Degree level in relevant engineering or science subject.
  • Chartered status preferred
  • Extensive experience in steam plant and/or machinery design and development or fluid system design

The role is based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria - commutable from Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Morecambe, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven and The Lake District.

If you are a Principal Engineer with Propulsion and CFD experience looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Mark Ellis on or phone 0161 694 9196.

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