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Principal Design Engineer

£55000 - £65000 per annum

The Role - Principal Design Engineer - Systems

The successful Principal Design Engineer will be the Technical leader and champion for the Mechanical Design Department for the design and manufacture of robotics and automated assembly process machinery to a variety of industries.

The Company

My client a leading global supplier, providing end to end solutions and delivering the complete project lifecycle all the way through to system handover, whilst also providing pre-sales support, project management and a fantastic after-sales service.


  • To be part of a multi-discipline team to concept bespoke automation system solutions

  • Where required, be involved in system concepting for quotations using 3D & 2D CAD

  • Work to project time scales and ensure design completion to the agreed project plans

  • Manage and mentor internal mechanical design engineers as well as subcontract design engineers

  • Maintain drawing control and design standards into the design environment with an emphasis on implementing standard parts and methodology across the mechanical design function

  • Conduct FMEA for internal and external analysis

  • Generate FDS, DDS documentation as required

  • Design to cost as agreed and detailed in the project overview costings

  • Organise and implement prototype engineering and machinery development trials when required

  • Direct workshop staff on technical queries

The Right Person

The successful Principal Design Engineer will have the following attributes.

  • Educated to Degree level in Mechanical Engineering

  • High level of knowledge in the design of special purpose machinery - robotics, high speed assembly and process machinery

  • Minimum of 5 years experience with SolidWorks (Inventor would be an added bonus)

  • Competent with the design of pneumatic circuits

  • Capable of completing design calculations

  • Knowledge of the different types and uses of robots

  • Familiar with modern manufacturing techniques and manufacturing costs

Interested? Here are your three options:

1. "This is the job for me, I meet all the requirements" - Call now and let's talk through your experience. Ask for Jon Webster on 0116 254 5411 between 8.30am - 5.30pm

2. "I think I'm right for this position, but I'm not sure about some of the detail" - Click "apply now" so I can read your CV and come back to you.

Precision are committed to keeping our candidates informed and offer a guaranteed response within 7 days when applying through the application system.

About Precision

This Principal Design Engineer vacancy is posted by Precision Recruitment, specialists in Engineering, Technical, Construction and Sales Recruitment. Operating since 2004, we have placed hundreds of engineers in fantastic new roles.

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