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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Last Updated Date:  Mar 17, 2023

Gateshead, GAT, GB

Company:  Babcock UK

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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Location – Gateshead

Excellent salary and benefits package, plus a half day every Friday!


It’s an exciting time to be a part of Altrad Babcock. We’re working on the kind of projects that change economies and enrich lives. We’re making the innovations that few others in the world could contemplate. And we’re setting the standard in the power generation sector time and time again. It all starts with people like you in key roles like this one.


Joining Altrad Babcock as Principal Mechanical Engineer you'll be a key member of the Engineering team, working closely with colleagues to ensure that our world class approach to engineering provides added value to achieving success. You'll provide technical governance and execution, producing and verifying design calculations and technical reports to substantiate mechanical design to industry standards and regulations including PED, PSSR and CDM.  Alongside this you'll display excellent people management skills. This role is for someone who not only has Principal level technical experience, but experience in developing those who are coming up the career ladder behind you – managing, mentoring and engaging the senior and more junior engineers within your team will be fundamental part of this role.


Tasks faced in the Principal Mechanical Engineer role will include taking responsibility as Lead Engineer in project delivery or supporting the Lead Engineer in project delivery as discipline specialist. You will provide support to the Project Engineering Manager and Engineering Manager - Nuclear – on areas such as continuous improvement, development and implementation of new execution methodologies or supporting new lines of business and assisting in the development of key staff including the coaching and mentoring of Discipline Technician Trainees and Graduates.


So if you hold a degree in a relevant Engineering discipline, potentially alongside Chartered Engineer status, with in-depth knowledge of international standards and mechanical design codes (i.e. BS EN 13480, B31.1, ASME VIII, PD5500 and Eurocode etc.) and a passion for developing the engineers around you, this is the role for you.


If you think you could contribute to our Engineering team’s success then take the next step and hit apply and get in touch with our recruitment team today. 

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