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Principal Engineer – Electrical (Control and Instrumentation)

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £48.81 - £53.81 per hour

Principal Engineer – Electrical (Control and Instrumentation)

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow-In-Furness as a Principal Engineer.

The role will be an initial 18 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work for our client in the Defence Industry, acting as Team Lead, managing the day-to-day activities of the team and the production of deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

  • In accordance with the level of supervision/responsibility assigned by role/grade
  • Develop design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality in accordance with project or business milestones
  • Develop and manage requirements and acceptance criteria specific to a system or product and/or across a system of systems, platform or programme
  • Understand the contractual and performance requirements for various systems, and support the definition and associated acceptance criteria and events through design, build, integration, installation and commissioning activities
  • Produce documentation required to support the design review process, including: diagrams; technical specifications; supporting calculations; design evidence and justifications
  • Ensure design proving evidence is comprehensive, captured within the requirements management tools and has been endorsed by the appropriate level of authority
  • Ensure compliance against contractual requirements and that work is undertaken in accordance with company, safety, environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation
  • Undertake design reviews and presentations to customers
  • Provide technical support to integrated performance and acceptance activities, including acceptance of equipment from suppliers through to system acceptance by the customer
  • Review relevant supplier documentation and ensure it is captured and recorded appropriately
  • Support the development of estimates for the scope of work and resources required to deliver it in order to support bids, proposal development and project planning activities for various systems.
  • Provide support to the Certificate of Design activities appropriate to the discipline and articulate and present complex technical argument clearly, logically and simply
  • Deliver technical input and engineering solutions in support of build activities, defect resolution and change management

Key skills & qualifications

  • BEng (Hons) / MEng or equivalent
  • CEng (or be able to satisfy requirements for CEng
  • Technical report writing skills
  • Demonstrable experience of engineering lifecycle.
  • Knowledge and experience in defence standards whilst not essential would be an advantage

In depth understanding of at least one of the following areas:

  • Instrumentation and control system theory including PID control
  • Electrical circuits design, EMC precautions and power supply characteristics
  • Safety Integrity Levels and BS EN 61508 or 61511
  • PLC programming to IEC 61131-3 standard
  • Fieldbus technology (Profibus/Profinet

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Rate: £53.81 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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