Vacancy - Development Engineer - Princess Yachts

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Current Vacancy

Job Title: Development Engineer
Reports to: Head of Development Engineering
Hours of Work: 39hrs per week Mon – Thurs 7.30am – 4.30pm, Fri 7.30am – 12.30pm

Main Purpose of Role

To assist in the design and development of all aspects of Engineering for the assigned project.

Responsibilities / Tasks

  • To plan and schedule the assigned project to meet the New Product Development Schedule. (DEVSUM)
  • To ensure all systems and designs follow the GWI, DS and good engineering practices and are mechanically and electrically ‘safe’.
  • To ensure all designs meet CE, ABYC, RINA, LY3 compliance as appropriate.
  • To assist with system design and positioning of all ‘mechanical’ equipment & services. (e.g. Fresh, black, grey and Bilge water systems; Fuel systems; Air-conditioning & Central heating systems; Fire systems; Ventilation; Services & service routes; Domestic equipment; Engines and engine related systems and ancillary equipment; Generators and related systems; Hydraulic and stabilizer systems ).
  • To assist with system design and positioning of all of all electrical systems and services (eg Panel boards; control box’s; Distribution boxes; cable looms; Navigation equipment; Domestic equipment; Multiplex systems; System interfaces; Software as appropriate)
  • To ensure ‘intergrated design’ working and liaising with all other disciplines as appropriate.
  • To review all installations to ensure they are correctly intergrated within the context of the wider boat assembly (Structure/furniture/mouldings).
  • To assist in the production and scheduled delivery of the required information & instructions for Engineering Bills of Materials (BOM), Engineering O55’s, Pre-build sub-assemblies & Boat Looms.
  • To assist in the production and scheduled delivery of information for in-house Engineering parts (e.g. Metal shop/Plastic Shop/Kit parts/Small Moulds etc).
  • To assist in the production and scheduled delivery of information for the InfoHub to produce the boat specific Engineering work instructions.
  • To provide Engineering support for boat assembly/Fitout operations for the first 3 build slots.
  • To provide Engineering support for Sales & Aftersales related functions.
  • To promote and enforce team Health and Safety
  • Acting as an Ambassador for Princess Yachts, operating with integrity and drive appropriate to the Company’s values, to promote Princess as a market leader.


To meet the Development Schedule (DevSum) for the assigned project.

Strategic Interface

  • Development - (eg Development Engineering Team members; External Naval Architects; Sales department; Internal Naval Architect Team; Design department; Composites department; CAD department; Info Hub department; NSO department) 
  • Supply Chain - (eg External suppliers & Manufacturers; Purchasing department; Metal Shop; Prebuild & loom shop; Kit Parts; Large and small moulding departments)
  • Assembly/Production/Boat fitout – Management and shop floor staff (all factories).
  • Sales - Sales department; Agents; Customers; Owners & Skippers as appropriate
  • Aftersales – Aftersales department; Agents; Customers; Owners & Skippers as appropriate.

Person Specification

  • Good engineering background with minimum 2 years experience
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good knowledge of Princess existing mechanical & electrical engineering systems and practices.
  • Good knowledge of Princess existing loom design.
  • Knowledge of DC electrical systems including: 24V DC systems, 12V DC systems, DC safety and compliance requirements. Strong understanding of low voltage DC control and monitoring systems. Programming experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of AC electrical systems including:- 220V 50Hz 1 Phase systems; 400V 50Hz 3 Phase systems; 220V/110V 60Hz Split phase systems, AC safety and compliance requirements. Understanding of AC switching equipment, Transformers, Inverters & Power Converters
  • Ability to use computers; Ability & experience with 2D (& 3D) drawing packages

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link to forward a completed application pack with a covering letter.

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