Principal (Product) Engineer - Mechanical

Job Title: Principal (Product) Engineer - Mechanical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, England
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Start Date: 2019-07-24
Reference: 30765
Contact Name: Stephen Laurie
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 24, 2019 10:18

Job Description

Aker Solutions' Subsea Control Systems Product Management team is globally responsible for the development and maintenance of our control system products. We are looking for a Principal Engineer (Product Engineer) for Hydraulic and Mechanical control system products, to be based at our Technology hub near Reading, and act as a Technical authority for specific core products and sub-components. 


Key accountabilities and tasks will include:          

  • Drive standardization and development of a designated product line
  • Contribute in ongoing and future cost out initiatives at (sub-)component level
  • Validation and focal point of product development outsourcing (specific disciplines or components)
  • Provide product knowledge and technical expertise to support;
    • Study, tender and projects
    • and Service after product are handed over to Client  
    • Coordination of core disciplines network – processes, tools, training and development of product resources in regions
    • Capture lessons learned and drive processes of continuous improvement.


We are looking for Engineers with a minimum of a B.Sc. in a relevant engineering discipline, with Product/ technology/ technical discipline knowledge in hydro-mechanical systems, plus a recognized track-record in a particular product/ area/ discipline. In addition you will need excellent communication skills and cross-cultural understanding, commercial awareness, an open mind for new ideas, the ability to be independent, to take initiative and to be structured in your daily work, and a willingness to gain knowledge and constantly develop own skills.


The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary and benefits, plus a strong work/life balance, positive work environment with challenging tasks, and a range of development opportunities.