On behalf of Bristol based technical services and technology solutions client, we are currently seeking to recruit a Principal Engineer for Marine Systems.
The ideal candidate will have previously held senior technical roles on software intensive complex systems or marine equipment programmes and is likely (but not essential) to be working within the marine or defence industries with exposure to submarines or subsea equipment being highly desirable.
Working across our client’s marine systems programmes, the ideal candidate will be flexible, willing to learn and value a changing environment.
An ability to work from rapid concepts to more formal safety critical development projects.
This role is based in our client’s Bristol office and may require occasional trips to customer sites in the UK or internationally.
The candidate must be willing to undergo and obtain UK Security Clearance.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Be accountable for the technical success in terms of time, cost and quality for allocated projects and act as the subject matter expert for marine systems engineering within the business
Drive technical excellence through promoting robust and industry accepted systems engineering approaches to marine programmes
Effectively line manage a functionally diverse team of engineers ensuring positive staff conduct, provision of welfare and adherence to Company & Human Resource policies
Maintain staff performance and manage staff development ensuring that formal development reviews are conducted in a timely and appropriate manner and training needs are identified and acted upon
Business Development and Bid Leadership
Support the Business Development team to mature new opportunities and develop new customers through attendance and presentation at conferences, industry events and customer engagements
Working with Project Management and Business Management lead the generation of technical solutions in response to customer needs, support cost estimating and bid preparation
Seek opportunities to innovate and drive new technologies, processes and product outputs within the business and with external stakeholders
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The ideal candidate will typically come from a software, systems or equipment engineering background. However mechanical or electrical marine systems engineering experience will also be considered where there is an interest and an aptitude to develop an understanding and appreciation of software intensive systems.
The personal qualities of the jobholder will be key to success in this role. The following characteristics and qualities are identified as essential for the role :