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Job Ref:  204220079
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Merseyside
City:  Liverpool
Post Code:  L13
Salary:  £42000 - £55000/annum with car or car allowance
18/10/2016 13:57
About the role

The Principal Engineer will operate as part of the Engineering and Technologies business unit of the company and will be based in Liverpool, although may be required to travel to sites around the UK and overseas. Our Liverpool office focusses on the delivery of electrification engineering projects. For the right person, this role could be located in our Derby office.
Principal Engineers are responsible for the technical delivery of engineering and are experts in their chosen discipline, in this case Railway Overhead Line Electrification. A Principal Engineer may be involved in the delivery of engineering on live projects, engaged in work winning or technical development.
In this role, the Principal Engineer will report to a Senior Engineering Manager or Engineering Manager. The Principal Engineer may be appointed as the "Contractors Responsible Engineer" (CRE) or the Project Manager of a design project as the need arises.

What you'll be doing

Principal Engineers are technically accountable for a team of typically 15 engineers and draughts persons, delivering design and consultancy engineering, aiming to achieve the following:

Technical delivery of projects on time and to the agreed specification
Deploying skilled and competent resources in Electrification
Preparing and reviewing designs in including the approval of packages
Supporting the work winning process
Introducing new engineering techniques
Developing innovative project solutions, and project delivery processes

Who we're looking for

As a Principal Engineer you will have:

A degree (or HND with significant experience) in electrical, mechanical or Civil engineering and will be used to operating in a Client facing technical environment.
We will also candidates from a heavy mechanical background especially from a Mining or Nuclear background.
Ideally you will be a Chartered Engineer or working towards this. You will be a member of a recognized professional institution.
You will be very experienced in development of designs for Railway Electrification and will have produced these to the highest standards.
You will be used to leading technical teams and driving to meet deadlines in complex solution environments.
Railway Systems and Electrification knowledge is essential. For the right candidate, with experience at this level in another heavy engineering industry, training in Railway Overhead Line Equipment will be given.
You should be innovative and an excellent developer of both self and others.
We value enthusiasm, motivation and a drive to succeed.
As a technical leader, you will have the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels, be able to understand other people's point of view and learn how to get the best out of people.
You must be eligible to live and work permanently in the UK.

About our client

Our client is one of the leading rail infrastructure suppliers in the UK. From feasibility studies, planning and design through to implementation and asset management, they provide multi-disciplinary rail infrastructure services across the lifecycle of rail assets. Their expertise covers electrification, track, power, signalling, civils, specialist rail plant, railway systems and technologies.
Investment in the rail industry has never been greater both in the UK and globally. It's an exciting industry to work in and they are playing a leading role in revitalising the sector.
Their Engineering & Technology Solutions Business provides exciting and rewarding opportunities to contribute to the design, delivery and asset management of railways around the World.
They deliver design and engineering services in Electrification, Permanent Way and Civil Engineering for railways, offering a full range of support through a project life cycle from feasibility studies to detailed design and beyond.
They have offices and centres of excellence for Engineering in Liverpool, Derby, Croydon and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and are continually seeking to enhance our capability and capacity in the UK and overseas
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