Principal Engineer / Lead Engineer

Recruiter
Owen Daniels Consultancy Ltd
Location
Gainsborough
Salary
Depending on experience
Posted
04 Aug 2017
Expires
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Summary: Our client is a privately owned, medium sized company, specialising in development and manufacture of exhaust and after treatment system. With product development being central to its success, it has a history of market-leading technology development and is sought out by OEMs for its specialist expertise. It is currently embarking on a strategy to grow and diversify its business further and is seeking to recruit high calibre engineers to fuel this growth. The Principal Engineer is a key engineering role providing technical expertise to a number of business areas. The successful applicant will have a strong technical understanding of various engineering disciplines enabling them to support the test, development, simulation and project engineering teams. This positions will ideally suit an individual who is able to work in a matrix organisation, is comfortable managing conflicting demands and is confident working with external customers. Principal Engineer / Lead Engineer Key Responsibilities: - Support the technical development of new exhaust technologies utilising internal and external test, development and CAE - Support Project Engineers to ensure the appropriate validation and verification tests are defined and delivered - Identify and realise new validation and verification techniques and opportunities - Advise internal and external customers on technical issues - Support the Product Development Manager to plan and manage departmental resources, workload and budgets - Identify and realise cost reduction opportunities - Deliver feedback to drive continuous improvements within the company - Develop and manage relationships with external expert suppliers and Universities - Train and mentor junior engineers Principal Engineer / Lead Engineer Person Specification: Education and Qualifications: - A good Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or appropriate science based subject - Minimum of 7 years industrial experience in a relevant engineering position Principal Engineer / Lead Engineer Technical Knowledge and Ability: - A broad grasp of engineering and scientific principles - Expert knowledge of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and heat transfer - Demonstrable knowledge of automotive exhaust / emissions issues and IC engine fundamentals - Experience of CFD, FEA and NVH - Proven track record in test and development - Computer literate with a strong analytical background - A good balance of theoretical understanding and practical knowledge Principal Engineer / Lead Engineer Advantageous - GD&T principles - Design background in Stainless Steels - Knowledge of vehicle chassis systems - Manufacturing engineering and/or design for manufacture - Controls development - Exhaust catalyst performance Principal Engineer / Lead Engineer Personal Qualities: - Able to liaise effectively at all levels - Good verbal and written communicator with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills - Able to achieve results quickly and work with minimal supervision - Excellent problem solver - Conscientious, reliable and resourceful

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