Principal Mechanical Engineer

Principal Mechanical Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our team.


  • Ensure design intent/commissioning fulfilled during construction stage;
  • Make steps to minimise expenses and non-chargeable costs;
  • Co-operating with other members of the team;
  • Design and specify all aspects of mechanical building services in accordance with current guidelines, standards and regulations;
  • Development and issue of design specifications and data sheets, conduct Technical Bid Analysis from tender returns and technical documentation;
  • Supporting asset care work packages;
  • Use of documentation templates and development of new templates where required;
  • Working in line with HAZOP;
  • Where dictated by business need, assume overall responsibility for mechanical deliverables and oversee 3D design scope of projects;
  • Managing teams of designers;
  • Liaison with clients, vendors, subcontractors and external consultants;
  • Timely reporting of project/office financial information to contribute to meeting budget at team level;
  • Support Factory and Site Acceptance Testing and commissioning activities;
  • Development and issue of construction scope of work packages (installation, destruct, tie-in, insulation, etc.);
  • Ensure conformance to current legislation, standards and best practices.


  • Display a professional approach and demeanour towards tasks and others;
  • Strong communication skills to interact with other disciplines and clients, and to develop and promote the team;
  • Knowledge and experience of moving structures including lift/swing bridges, and linkspan structures would be desirable;
  • Proven level of experience in mechanical engineering and design projects;
  • A team leader capable of managing and motivating individuals to consistently delivery;
  • Preferably a Chartered Engineer with IMechE, or working towards;
  • A capability to manage design delivery;
  • A strong ethical approach to safety, quality, environmental protection and business;
  • Flexibility to travel as and when required to meet demands of clients and their projects;
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with clients and peers at all levels;
  • Must be well motivated, able to work as part of a team or in independently when required;
  • Experience of FE Analysis would be desirable;
  • A drive to be abreast of professional development and knowledge of current and emerging technical solutions;
  • Proficient at interpreting and supporting generation of P&IDs, CAD models and plant layouts;
  • Experience or aptitude for guiding and mentoring other IMechE engineers.