Principal Design Engineer

Dorchester, Dorset

Full-time, permanent 4 DAY WORK WEEK – Monday to Thursday (37 hours per week)

£65,000pa plus benefits


We are currently recruiting for an experienced design engineer to join an established defence technology organisation based in Dorset.


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Prepare technical proposals and quotations.
  • Technically direct Design Engineers and sub-contractors.
  • Develop designs into a production ready product that meets the requirement specification. Liaise with internal stakeholders and ensure that the Engineering process is adhered to.
  • Check and approve drawings, CAD models and Change Notes and other documents as per the Engineering procedures approved signatory list.
  • Ensure all design activity is carried out to company procedures or overriding customer requirements.
  • Ensure project conformity to requirements.
  • As a Project Owner, you will be responsible for design file management, and where no Project Manager is assigned project resource management, project schedule adherence and project budget management.
  • Continually develop and increase knowledge of technology developments including design techniques, material, and process developments to support and drive innovation and business growth.
  • Support composite development activity, and provide support to other business functions as required, notably Procurement and Operations.
  • Technical Query support.

This is a site-based role in Dorchester, Dorset and you will need to be onsite for 4 days each week (Monday to Thursday).

You are expected to work with the minimum of supervision and may be expected to deal with other duties appropriate to your skill set and abilities.

Salary circa £65,000pa DOE, plus benefits such as flexible working, 12% pension.

For more information please contact Grace on 07568390304 or on email

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