Principal Applications Engineer

Location Buckinghamshire
Job Type Permanent
Salary £38500 - 45000 per year bonus based on profit - 15% + pension up to 9% contribution + life assurance + health care + 25 days
Contact Ajay Bhella
Call 0116 216 7002
Reference 12089803

Principal Applications Engineer


  • £38,500 - £45,000
  • Company bonus based on profit – 15%
  • Pension matched up to 9% contribution + life assurance + health care
  • 25 days’ leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Phone/laptop
  • Immediate start available


Location: Buckinghamshire


I am proud to be representing this business which has a clear and strategic growth plan and perceived as a market leader within their field. If you are an experienced Principal Applications Engineer with knowledge of combustion and/or diesel-based systems, then I have a brilliant opportunity for you.


This role will provide the ideal Principal Applications Engineer with a varied and challenging opportunity with a healthy mix of technical and commercial input and a hands-on approach with customers, engineering teams and NPI (new product introduction).


This £multi-million manufacturing organisation is experiencing a rapid phase of growth. This has been geared around them being able to maintain a market-leading status by providing cutting edge, innovative and unique product offerings whilst focussing heavily on customer service. As a result of recent growth, they are now recruiting a Principal Applications Engineer to join the business.


The Principal Application Engineers role will be as follows:


  • The Principal Applications Engineer will be responsible for supporting the development of conceptual combustion systems from concept through to completion
  • Developing new product specifications (internal and external)
  • To review customer specifications and to provide support on new and current applications
  • Designing and executing experiments to prove new machine/control concepts
  • Provide Lead Engineers on R&D projects ensuring the product specification is being met
  • Writing project technical documentation (e.g. specifications, timing plans, acceptance test procedures, user manuals, applications guides)
  • You will need to solve technical problems for NPI (new product introductions) and existing units in operation
  • Design tooling for the testing and regular contact with distributors, internal engineering teams and Customer Support Engineers
  • Phone-based troubleshooting and technical support
  • Reviewing new applications and to assist with R&D & site testing activities


The ideal Principal Applications Engineer will have a combination of the following:


  • An experienced Principal Applications Engineering, Applications Engineering Manager, Project Engineer, R&D Engineer, Technical Support or a Customer Support type role
  • Knowledge of combustion, diesel, engines, petrol-based system, gasoline systems, hybrid systems, powertrains or fuel injection systems
  • A suitable engineering qualification – degree is preferred
  • Excellent technical, commercial, written and verbal communication skills


The benefits:


You will be rewarded with a fantastic remuneration package with a strong technical and commercial input within the role. You will be pivotal in providing technical expertise to customers, internal engineering teams as well and the senior management team.


Often you join companies where you are sold an opportunity that doesn’t materialise, well it’s not the case with this client as a large proportion of their recruitment activities is as a result of retirement or promotion.


How to apply:


Please click “apply” or for further information, please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Recruitment in Leicester on 01162167000 or 07827918324, or please email me an up to date copy of your CV to


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