Senior Principle Design Engineer

Job Title: Senior Principle Design Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Negotiable DoE
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1703-18_1506685309
Contact Name: Rob Bush
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 29, 2017 12:41

Job Description

Sitec are currently recruiting for a Senior Principle Design Engineer with an Electrical background, for our client based in North Bristol for an estimated 6 month contract initially.

The Senior Principle Design Engineer will require experience in electrical High Voltage and Low Voltage systems, full tasks and responsibilities are:

Design Function:

  • Managing design work in appropriate engineering disciplines.
  • Executing duties in accordance with Company procedures for training, health and safety, personnel, quality and project requirements.
  • Reviewing existing Company procedures and Project controls and identify new controls to provide improved quality assurance, and improved cost against deliverables.
  • Acting as Design Authority for engineering aspects of the client's products.
  • Authorising design documentation as required.
  • Chairmanship of Design Reviews (of appropriate Categorisation) to identify best technical solution to fulfil Project objectives.
  • Representing Group and/or Department as required.
  • Managing design projects in accordance with Company Procedures.
  • Managing work to time, cost and quality.
  • Providing professional engineering support to surface ship, submarine, commercial and equipment projects.
  • Providing business development support across the client's Design & Technology division.
  • Performance and management of system requirements, concept design and modelling.
  • Ability to manage a team to interpret a design requirement and create a design solution.
  • Acting as Independent Technical Assessor and performing Inter Department Checks, Concession Analysis, and the like.
  • Preparation of Project and Department Plans and Tracking and Forecasting, Assistance in Preparation of Bids in related subjects,
  • Recruitment and Management of staff at all appropriate levels.
  • To behave at all times in a manner commensurate with that of a professional engineer.
  • Manage staff as required in accordance with company and HR policies and procedures. Bidding
  • Managing design teams involved in the preparation of technical aspects commercial tenders.
  • Managing preparation of Technical Reviews in support of tender responses requiring design input. Project
  • Acting as Design Manager responsible to Project Manager for Projects.
  • Management of technical aspects of selecting sub-contractors and/or suppliers.
  • Management of technical aspects of work carried out by sub-contractors and/or suppliers.
  • Liaising with Project to resolve Project issues.
  • Liaising with Production to resolve manufacturing problems.


  • To actively seek and win work for the appropriate Discipline.

Interfacing Responsibilities:

  • Business Stream Directors and their Business Development Managers providing SQEP resource where possible.
  • Appropriate Project Managers: for budgets, timescale and priorities.
  • Design subcontractors: to ensure compliance with the Design Intent.
  • Project and Production Teams: to resolve technical queries.
  • Directly responsible to other PDEs or the Senior Operations Manager

Post Holder is authorised to:

  • Manage the preparation, checking and authorising of design documentation.
  • Represent the Client's Design Authority when requested to do so.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

Academic: It is essential that the post-holder has a minimum of a second class honours degree or comparable academic standard, in an appropriate discipline and should hold Chartered Engineer status via an appropriate Institution.

Experience: Demonstrable evidence of having worked in the field of the appropriate Discipline design, analysis and technical management at an appropriate level.

Successful applicants for the Senior Principle Design Engineer - Electrical must meet eligibility requirements to obtain UK Security Clearance.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.