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Principal Product Design Engineer

  • Location:

    Highstreet Green

  • Sector:

    Electrical, Engineering, Mechanical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Warby

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)121 796 1888

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Job Title: Principal Product Design Engineer

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Northampton (Working from Home)

Salary: £40K - £60K DOE


Premier Engineering has engaged with a key client and a leading specialist complex systems manufacturer based in Northamptonshire. Due to business and project growth an exciting opportunity has become available for a Principal Product Design Engineer to join on a permanent basis.


Main Purpose of the job:

Overall responsibility of the Product Design team in achieving the requirements set out by the Engineering Manager. To take a lead role in product development and to motivate and mentor the Product Design team.

Due to the nature of this role and industry sector, you must be a British Citizen and British passport holder to pass a DBS check.





  • Responsible for the designated design function
  • Provide design services for the design function.
  • Line Manager for Senior Engineers & Design Engineers and also for any lower grades assigned to your design function
  • Document Checking
  • Production of Requirement Specifications
  • Managing your team resource
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of your design function requirements
  • Control, administer and provide budgetary information to the Engineering Manager for the design tools required for your design function.
  • Organise and lead the Preliminary Design Reviews, Intermediate Design Reviews and Critical Design Reviews as dictated by company procedures.
  • Provide input to company procedures.
  • Act as or allocate the project lead for assigned projects.


  • Conceptual Design of Products.
  • 3D Modelling.
  • Mechanical Design.
  • Monitor and evaluate novel materials and latest technologies.
  • Thermal Modelling.
  • Stress Analysis.
  • Ergonomics/Human Factors
  • Provide support and input to the System Design function


Experience and skills in some of the following areas is also desirable;

  • Working in the Electrical and Electronic, Defence, Aerospace, Broadcast or Telecommunications sectors.
  • Knowledge of wiring, cable harnesses and wiring diagrams.
  • Stress Analysis.
  • Thermal awareness and analysis (modelling desirable)
  • Ergonomics/Human Factors
  • Full product life-cycle knowledge and experience.
  • EMC
  • Design for Environmental Conditions (DO160 and MIL-STD-810)

Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Premier Engineering for further information and apply!
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