Principal Engineer (PE632)

Position Type
Full-time permanent
Business Area / Division
UK - Belfast
Job Advert Description

Principal Engineer

Survitec Engineering is responsible for creating everything from the initial concept to the final design of our products. The engineering department develop ideas for new products and prototypes, as well as evolving the design details of established ranges. We deeply understand the safety needs of our customers and deliver innovation that captures our design strategy and brand values. We integrate innovative functional solutions with world-class creativity to support Survitec’s vision to become the most trusted provider of safety services

Job Summary

This role reports to the Head of Engineering for a specific class of products, managing the design engineering process for a highly specialised Survitec product set. The Principle Engineer will provide the highest level of engineering subject matter expertise to drive forward product development and innovation.  They deeply understand how all aspects of design for their product set meets customer need, regulatory requirement and the commercial requirements of Survitec.  Tight product alignment enables them to develop and innovate at pace.

Duties and responsibilities

Manages a single product category, providing the highest level of design engineering subject matter expertise within individual contract terms or service level agreements. Will also plan, coordinate and supervise activities relating to major contracts

Identifies shortcomings in existing product design or use, then suggests and implements improvements while developing and delivering product roadmap changes and new product development within Survitec’s NPD and change management process

Manages the knowledge management system with guidance from senior colleagues, including contributing to the development of the system

Uncovers emerging design, quality, safety and operational issues or needs. Identifies potential causes, barriers and key stakeholders as well as related issues

Develops procedures and interprets and applies policy and regulatory requirements to own product area, ensuring product set keeps pace with / sets the pace for compliance and best practice. Monitors impact of product developments, ensuring design remains commercially successful

Analyses and evaluates the feasibility and relevance of proposed complex products and services, making recommendations for development, replacement or retirement. May be responsible for supervising activities performed by other members of the team in service of overall product development

Manages a portfolio of change projects while reporting to senior colleagues

Recommends changes to policies, processes, standards and practices that would improve operational support

Identifies and evaluates complex, expertise-led solutions against a range of criteria to find the ones that best meet business and customer need

Contributes positively to creating an inclusive environment where our people feel valued, appreciated and free to be who they are at work

Understands, upholds and contributes to creating a safety-first culture within Survitec

Develops own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gains or maintains external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfil personal potential. Maintains an in-depth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.

Experience and qualification

Educated to University / Post-graduate master’s degree level in a relevant engineering discipline

10 years of wide and deep general experience of providing expert engineering competence

2 years' experience of general supervision of more junior colleagues


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