Job: Principal Design Engineer – Automation

Title Principal Design Engineer – Automation
Categories Technical
Salary £60k + Car + Benefits
Location Northampton
Job Information

I am currently looking for a PRINCIPAL DESIGN ENGINEER to join a Global engineering company, who design, install and maintain bespoke solutions for clients within the world of automation.

My client is the leading global supplier of control solutions for industrial automation. They have supported prestigious clients all over the world, within various sectors of engineering and manufacturing, giving them the edge over their competition.

The role will involve:

  • To be part of a multi-disciplinary team to concept bespoke automation system solutions
  • Where required to be involved in system concepting for quotations using 3D and 2D CAD from URS documents and input from Sales, Systems Engineering Manager and the Applications and Proposals Manager
  • Expert level in the use of 3 D CAD – Solid Works
  • To understand the project time scales and the associated challenges to ensure design completion to the agreed project plans
  • Technical leadership and people management skills and experience with customers, subcontractors and internal engineers
  • Manage, champion and mentor internal mechanical design engineers
  • Manage subcontract design engineers when required
  • Have good knowledge of detail design and geometric tolerancing and materials of all component drawings and implementation of high standard amongst the design team
  • Have good understanding of the Machinery (safety) regulations, relevant EU harmonized standards and PL rating, Risk Assessments and CE marking

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ post graduate experience working in an automation / machinery design role
  • Educated to HNC / Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Proven experience in a customer facing engineering role
  • Solid Works experience x 5 years

For this you will receive a salary of between £55k – £60k DOE, Pension contribution (matched by employee) – 3% (£1,650), Private Health Insurance – £600, Life Insurance – £600, Band D car and running costs – Cir £9K pa (Purchase value circa £30K), 25 days holiday (plus 8 days bank holiday)

Term Full Time
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