Principal Engineer - Safety & Environmental

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Environmental Engineering, Other
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering

Specialist Engineer: Applies depth and breadth of expertise relating to an engineering domain (a sub set of a discipline) to complex engineering problems, challenges issues and problems associated with the area. Designs and develops solutions, resolves engineering issues and problems for a range of situations relating to their specialist knowledge area. Provides technical guidance to others relating to area of expertise.

Functional Knowledge

Requires detailed and comprehensive understanding of concepts and principals relating to an area within an engineering discipline. Has significant experience and able to apply knowledge to a wide range of engineering issues within own discipline and other engineering disciplines.

CEng level or equivalent level of capability



Requires an understanding of how activities of own teams interrelates and interacts with other functional areas aligned to the same discipline and project

Understands in detail the technical specification aligned to the functional area of activity.

Requires a limited understanding of the external environment


Provides advice and guidance to others within the same team or same discipline area. Within the team, project or discipline is recognised by others as a source of authoritative knowledge and is sought out for advice & mentoring



Performs analysis, evaluation and resolution of complex engineering issues and specifications. Developing innovative and creative solutions to challenging engineering problems and issues

Nature of


Accountable for the quality and delivery of own work schedule . The job has a direct impact on the quality of the overall solution provided by the team.

Area of


Has an impact on the activities and effectiveness of developments associated with own team and engineering solution.

Interpersonal Skills

Requires strong communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills. Typically communication will be internally focussed but may include limited communication and interface with external contacts and customers. Is required to influence, guide and convince others to adopt a particular course of action

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