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Principal/Chief Design Engineer

Reference: SR148
Sector(s): Marine, Maritime & Shipping
Salary: Salary negotiable
Town/City: Bristol
Contract Type: Permanent

Are you a design engineer ready to step up into a team lead or management position? We have partnered exclusively with a marine defence design and engineering consultancy based in Bristol who looking for a hands-on Mechanical Design Engineer who wants to start or continue their development as a people and sector manager.  My client have recently opened their second office location, invested in new state of the art IT infrastructure system, and are now looking to expand their team due to a fantastic couple of years of growth.

My client would like to take on a Power and Propulsion/Auxiliaries systems expert to lead a developing team of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The successful candidate will be responsible for the entire project management process, overseeing design and implementation of complex and bespoke mechanical engineering systems for global naval defence clients. The Chief Engineer will also be responsible for developing preexisting and new business relationships to continue winning fresh and exciting work, allowing the business to follow the current path of growth and sustained success.


To be considered for this role you must:


  • Have proven ability of leading a team of Engineers
  • A Degree in Mechanical/Marine Engineering
  • Have Achieved Chartered Status
  • Hold or be capable of gaining SC
  • Be capable of managing projects from conceptual design to completion


This is an opportunity to join a company who are looking for somebody to make key business decisions and lead the current team on the current path of success. To find out more, get in touch or apply!