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Principal Mechanical Design Engineer (Piping)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/06/2020
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
The Principal Design Engineer is an engineer with responsibility for undertaking or complying with the following:

Technically Responsible Person Role
Design Tasks
Project Management Interaction
Technical & Leadership Mentoring
Tendering Tasks
Engineering Productivity, Quality & Improvement
Health & Safety

Technically Responsible Person Role For a specific project or projects:

Be accountable for the technical management and delivery within time, cost and quality

Maintain technical compliance with the contract and resolve technical conflicts where possible

Ensure cross-discipline integration

Assist the project management staff in:

Understanding the technical delivery such that they may manage budget / expenditure information and work durations
Reviewing progress and the critical path
Identify and minimise exposure to risk
Identify and report change
Promote cohesion across the project team

Carrying out design tasks to meet the time, cost and quality requirements of projects:
Scheme design deliverables
Detail design deliverables
Production of manufacturing documentation
Take part in client meetings, testing / commissioning activities and post project review meetings
Maintaining the project's working folder
Checking and approving of deliverables produced by other team members

Project Management Interaction
Interact with project management staff to achieve the best outcome for the

Agree remaining work durations


The Company:
Our client has been established for over 20 years locally and is focused on delivering design solutions to the nuclear industry, specialising in the design of mechanical handling plant and equipment, the design and installation of plant control systems and the provision of support to plant safety reviews.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
A high level of technical knowledge and understanding of the industry

A proven record of technically leading teams, shaping the outcome of
projects and assisting others in the delivery of projects

Ability to make prioritisation decisions on work and manage his / her
own workload and the workload of others to deliver projects
Ability to read, understand and shape new procedures and standards
Is expected to need management rather than supervision
Is expected to be proficient in the production of standard design
Is expected to be an experienced user of relevant design tools,
techniques and methods
Is expected to be fully conversant with legislation and regulations
applicable to their role and the projects they are working on
Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline
Chartered Engineer (CEng)

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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