Principal Marine Electronics Engineer

Scotland, Glasgow
£34000 - £39000 per annum + Car + Pension + Overtime
10 Jul 2017
07 Aug 2017
Simon Grant
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Principal Marine Electronics Engineer
Location: Glasgow

Job Summary

A Principal Engineer is responsible for the profitable and efficient operation of their office and contributing to the success of the overall business. The responsibilities include; efficient supervision and control of the engineering and support resources, customer services and driving the transactional sales for their offices.
This role is a direct report to the Regional Manager.

Job Description

By their experience and training, a Principal Engineer is an Electronics Engineer who can undertake small projects and lead a team of Engineers in their day-to-day duties both on-board ships and in the workshop / office.

The post holder will work with the Regional Manager or Service Manager and responsible Administrator to ensure a profitable operation and develop and maintain client relationships.

Key Responsibility Areas

*Works with the Regional Manager and appointed Administrator to ensure the profitable and efficient operation of the Marine service Centre
*Will lead the team of direct report Electronics Engineers to supervise activities and provide mentoring
*Carrying out installation and commissioning of equipment on customers' vessels and premises
*Carrying out maintenance and repair of equipment on customers' vessels and premises and on company premises
*Providing technical support to customers and the company's sales and service agents
*Promoting and seeking the sales of Company products and services during contact with customers
*Works with the Regional Manager and appointed Administrator to Maintain existing client relationships and develop new
*Able to perform surveys and inspections of ship radio communications and radio navigational installations, subject to being in possession of the appropriate qualifications, accreditations and experience
*Be competent with marine equipment and integrated systems in line with their experience and qualifications
Be able to travel to other UK and Foreign locations as / when required

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge

The following skills and experience are required:


Past experience in a service industry as well as an in depth knowledge of the wider maritime community is essential. Technical background which would allow an understanding of concepts of all areas of Marine electronics. Experienced in engineering management and team leadership is essential.

Good track record in customer service, sales or other applicable role in which customer contact was critical to success.

*HNC/HND or equivalent in an Electronics / Electrical discipline
*Full driving licence
*Demonstrate and have skills to lead, manage and organise small projects


GMDSS operator's certificate
Radio survey experience
BOSIET or OLF certification
Experience working for a marine electronics service company
Navigation and Communications manufactures training courses

Personal Attributes

1)Excellent communicator, able to express ideas in both written and verbal form to a variety of audience's.
2)Proven ability to think in an entrepreneurial way and apply good commercial business sense, considering the implications of the larger industry and business to the decision making process.
3)Proven experience in Leadership and supporting a business, preferably able to demonstrate past supervision of installation projects. Must have keen skills in motivation, decision making and influencing others.
4)Technical competency, able to show an in depth understanding of the rules and regulations surrounding the marine industry as well as knowledge of electronics engineering.
5)Working knowledge of the UK maritime market including relevant suppliers.

Intrinsic Factors

This role is full time and will require regular travel both in the UK and overseas. As this is a service role, there is a reasonable expectation for flexibility with working hours and willingness to undertake overtime. There will also be an element of office-based working. Use of display screen equipment is also required. Security clearance may also be necessary. This role includes a requirement to use harness equipment to work at height. All Principle Engineers must be able to pass a working at height medical and pass an annual practical training course.