Principal Project Engineer


Country: United Kingdom


Working Arrangement: Hybrid


Salary: £42000 - £54000 per annum + Plus Package
Benefits: Plus Package

Application Details:

Start Date: ASAP
Expiry Date: 15/05/2023
Job Reference: ProEng3_1682336862

Principal Project Engineer

G2 are currently looking for a Senior project engineer and a Principal project engineer with a background in highly regulated industries (aerospace, space, nuclear, defence) to deliver packages from cradle to grave for various multinational end clients.

The projects are equipment packages principally for the aerospace, defence and space sectors; the equipment is designed, engineering, manufactured and commissioned by the client.

They are happy to consider graduate engineers who have between 1-5 years’ work experience for the senior role and 7-8 years plus for the principal role.


LOCATION: Oxford, Hybrid role – Two days per week in the office, two plus days at home

SALARY SENIOR: £42,000 – £48,000 per annum + package

SALARY PRINCIPLE: £48,000 – £54,000 per annum + package

The client has advised that they will only consider permanent candidates.

Senior & Principal Project Engineer -Specification

Technical engineering background (degree qualified beneficial)

Mechanical, Aerospace, Space, Physics degree background (mechanical most preferable)

1-5+ years’ experience working in an engineering environment (recent grad suitable)

Relevant sector experience (aerospace, defence, nuclear, space industries)

Experience managing engineering packages, technical management

Document Control, Review (engineering type docs, drawing ect.. especially of interest)

Projects reporting, data analysis, requirement engineering, test analysis

Full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, MSP)

The client is open to candidates who have either recently graduated or have been working in an engineering environment for between 1-5 years. They have two roles available and the ability to interview at short notice. They are looking for engineers who would be interested to continue moving into a technical project engineering role.

The client requires a Project Engineer to assist with the technical engineering team, the ideal candidate will be looking to develop their skill set from an engineer/project engineer to a principal project engineer, engineering manager or project manager. You will be involved in the full project lifecycle; covering proposals, concept design, detailed design, procurement, manufacturing, testing and commissioning on site.

g2 Recruitment are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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L&D Team

We are very lucky that g2 recruitment see Learning and Development as a vital part of a consultants journey which is why we have 4 people in the team who you will work very closely with from day 1 in your career. The team are on hand to guide you through your career at all levels and provide extra support working closely with the management team to give all consultants the best chance of success.  

Our Three Pillars of Training

Week 1 is a series of remote sessions to learn all things systems, followed by a 1 week academy process which is a mixture of classroom and deskside this will be in one of our UK offices and usually consists of 3-8 other consultants all starting their journey together.

Experienced Modules:
These are a variety of sessions curated by us designed to support consultants as they are progressing through the career ladder, the aim is to ensure consultants at all levels have access to L&D.

Junior Management Programme:
Ran by our head of L&D this programme is designed to support junior managers as they start their management career. This involves things like personal branding, time management and ends in a business plan which is presented to members of the Exec board and senior management team.

Jaz D’Avola
Head of Learning & Development

Jaz joined g2 Recruitment in 2013.

She now leads our Learning and Development programme, transferring the knowledge and wisdom she learnt as a recruiter to the new generation of talent.

Imani WIlliams
Learning and Development Consultant

Imani joined g2 Recruitment in 2022.

His role involves developing individuals in all areas of the business, varying from inducting and onboarding consultants to working with them 1 to 1 to identify areas of development.  He aids with growth of L&D across the business, watching consultants experience and develop.

Meghan Mcloughlin
Learning and Development Consultant

Meghan joined g2 in 2023 as an L&D consultant, Working in recruitment for 6 years, her role is to  help consultants at all levels to upskill and focus on development points. This could be anything from sales calls or candidate calls to organisation improvements.

Kane Gray
Systems & Academy Trainer

Kane joined g2 in April 2023 as an Academy & Systems Trainer.

His role involves teaching the consultants that are new to the company the foundations of recruitment and our systems before then helping them to upskill in areas specific to each consultant. Working closely with different consultants and watching them implement the feedback, apply it, and then benefit off the back of it.


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