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Principal Process Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/10/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
The Principal Engineer is an engineer with responsibility for undertaking or complying with the following:

Ideally we are looking for candidate from a Process Engineering background with an appreciation of mechanical piping. AutoCAD and Mathcad would be preferred software. Leadership experience would be desirable as they will be designated Responsible engineer roles within project teams.

* 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 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

Act as mentor to a number of engineering staff to:
* Develop their technical knowledge and understanding
* Develop their leadership abilities
* Provide support in achieving developmental goals
* Encourage staff to develop their personal competencies

Tendering Tasks
This may include but not be limited to:
* Production of concept designs
* Estimating durations for design of tender items
* Composing technical responses to quotation requests

Engineering Productivity, Quality & Improvement
* Ongoing assessment of engineering processes and procedures to identify and implement improvements
* Promoting adherence to JFN Engineering processes and procedures to support consistency and quality of engineering work
* Promote compliance with both client and statutory requirements
* Implementation of continual improvement initiatives
* Promoting a close working relationship with other departments, especially Planning and Manufacturing to ensure Engineering activities work smoothly in the delivery of projects

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:
* Degree / HND / Higher Apprenticeship in a related discipline
* Chartered Engineer (CEng)

* Has been accountable for a variety of diverse projects or activities ranging in both size and complexity.
* Strong technical aptitude
* A very high level of commercial awareness.
* Strong technical leadership, decision making and communication skills
* A high level of technical knowledge and understanding of the nuclear industry
* A proven record of technically leading teams, shaping the outcome of projects and assisting others in the delivery of projects
* Is expected to need management rather than supervision
* Is expected to be proficient in the production of standard design deliverables
* 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.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, 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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