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Principal Design Engineer


Our Reference: J5612

Job Terms: Permanent

Location: South West

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Job Category: Design


A Principal Design Engineer is required to join a large maritime manufacturer of production yachts. Due to an ambitious plan to release a number of new models across the business, there is a need to bolster the design and engineering team in order to keep up with development plans, but also to ensure that the business maintains its market position based on the way its craft look and perform as well as their cost and quality. Working in collaboration with the Programme Manager, the Principal Design Engineer will lead a team of 6 in order to design and engineer hardware, fittings and mechanical items. In line with the forward vision of the brand you will work to ensure your works are stylish, fit-for-purpose and of course comply with cost and quality requirements. Where possible you will use existing designs as your base, evolving for the current market, so as not to encur the added cost and time assosciate with starting from scratch. As a keen mariner yourself you will have an understanding of how your designs need to work and react, as well as be ergonomically suited for their intended role. This will transpose across to your team too, with the overall department ethos being focussed on style and feasability. As an individual you will have worked in a lead or management role within the marine sector previously, designing and engineering a host of parts. You will be educated in a design or engineering related degree and be passionate about spending time on the water, be it power or sail. Applying logic to everything you do in your professional life, you will comfortable conversing with anyone from a director to a boatbuilder, understanding how a part is manufactured as well as how its design. You'll be coming in at a senior level within a large and exciting team that is at the forefront of product development and you'll see your work sold all over the globe. In return you'll be provided a market leading package and a chance to continue growing with an exciting brand. If this sounds like you we'd really like to hear from you! Please Apply, or for further information please contact Ed on 02380 633399