Principal Engineer - (DMOR-ARDD8R)

  • Vacancy Title
  • Principal Engineer - (DMOR-ARDD8R)
  • Company
  • JCB
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive plus benefits
  • Closing Date
  • 10/07/2022
  • Job Description
  • We're now recruiting a Principal Engineer at JCB Earthmovers

    JCB is a truly world class, family owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further than JCB.


    JCB Earthmovers design and manufacture conventional and telescopic wheeled loading shovels for sale across the globe out of factories in the UK, Brazil and India. The engineering across this broad range of machines is huge. You name it, we’ve got it covered, and our engineers influence it all. Including emissions free battery electric powertrains, hydrostatic CVT’s, multirange powershift transmissions, the latest diesel engine technology, specialist electrohydraulic systems, lean-design steel and composite structures, polymer cab trim and bodywork, and intelligent and automated machine control systems with luxury operator interfaces. 

    Our product engineering challenges are rapidly evolving as our customers strive to maintain their profitable businesses, while influenced by Health and Safety, environmental, commercial, labour and energy factors.  


    We are an Engineering team passionate about our products and customers with exciting product plans fuelled by sales growth, and we’re searching for a candidate with strong engineering skills to help to grow and evolve the machine range, assist with the design of new systems whilst maintaining the highest possible level of reliability within an increasingly technically sophisticated product


    About your role

    • Prepare design concepts, GA’s and drawings for new designs, VAVE work, and solutions to field issues on current and new products.
    • Develop robust solutions through problem analysis and involvement in FMEA, 8D, and high-level risk assessment.
    • Preparation of technical specifications/ design brief for new product and improvements to existing models, with project co-ordinators as appropriate.
    • Capable of engineering calculations to substantiate engineering decisions.
    • Prepare, update, issue and checking design control documents such as Engineering change notes timing plan, cost management, etc.
    • Maintenance and compilation of Technical Construction files and fit for purpose documentation / sign off.
    • Product homologation and legislative conformance.
    • Design of machinery and subsystems such as hydraulic circuits, power train and fabricated structures.
    • Technical liaison with suppliers to ensure prototype part delivery is within project timing.
    • Co-ordination of all current product issues (including service resolutions).
    • Day to day running of projects and supervision of any engineers allocated for project work.
    • Attend regular Design and Service review meetings with the Engineering Manager as appropriate.
    • Liaison with colleagues in product validation to ensure designs are robustly tested and meet JCB requirements


    About you

    • A good engineering knowledge of off highway systems
    • 3D CAD system operation (NX preferable) to conduct design studies and concept work. Knowledge of PLM / Teamcenter is preferred
    • Working knowledge of Failure investigation and root cause analysis – 8D. DFMEA
    • Skilled in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Ideally, you will have a strong engineering background, possessing a Degree and minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead engineer. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high level of commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm as well as a sense of urgency and ownership of projects.
    • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of the types of different manufacturing processes and supply chain used in the production of construction or similar equipment.
    • The ability to communicate clearly, interfacing with other members of the team including Indian Design Centre, Manufacturing, Service and Marketing is a pre-requisite.
    • Travel on business may be required periodically.

    What’s in it for you?

    To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company’s healthy living centre, 33 days annual leave and flexibility around daily start and finish times.

    You will also have access to JCB’s Reward Hub – giving you fantastic savings across a huge range of high street retailers, as well as access to exclusive company perks such as our Cycle to Work Scheme.

    JCB: Building a Brighter Future

    JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

    Recruitment Agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies.