Principal Engineer – Analysis

Job ID: #32238

Principal Engineer – Analysis


£60,000 – £75,000

The Recruitment Bunker are recruiting exclusively for a Principal Engineer to lead the Analysis team to deliver efficient structural engineering solutions within the Automotive sector.

Overview of the Role

  • Principal Engineer – Analysis
  • Salary – £60,000 – £75,000
  • Holidays: 25 days plus 8 Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Healthcare/Life Insurance
  • Location – Coventry

Company Overview

Penso Group is a consultancy, manufacturing, and composite company specialising in engineering and design. Penso has developed skills in project and supply chain management with quality systems and processes to deliver complex solutions to the highest standards and is driven by an innovative spirit, renowned for applying state-of-the-art technologies to the automotive, defence, aerospace, rail and marine sectors.


  • Company Policies: Manage and follow the quality, health, safety, and welfare policies of the company
  • Lead the team in the generation CAE models of structural components, typically metallic and composite structures for the automotive, rail, aerospace, and defence sectors within quality guidelines and be a hands-on Leader
  • Lead idea generation and problem resolution sessions through day-to-day working and structured Design Reviews
  • Work closely with Engineering Designers to develop load paths, layout, and optimisation of structures to ensure the lightest and most cost-effective high-performance solutions
  • Represent the department with both internal and external customers
  • Leverage commercial opportunities with existing and new customers
  • Preparation of formal quotations and costings
  • Project planning and resource planning
  • Provide training, supervision, direction and mentoring for less experienced analysts
  • Internal Signatory Authority for analysis, calculations, and reports
  • Provide accurate status reports on project spend and timing
  • Liaison with wider company engineers at a project level
  • Ensure documentation is maintained to satisfy Penso quality management system and customer-specific requirements
  • Support and mentor the engineers within your team with your experience and knowledge.

Essential Skills

  • Engineering or Maths / Physics degree or higher
  • Min 5 years simulation experience
  • Experiences of hands-on engineering within sheet metal or composites.
  • Experience of leading and managing teams carrying out HR people-based activities (c.10)
  • Expert knowledge of NASTRAN AND / OR LS-Dyna or equivalents
  • Works under own initiative
  • Plans work and cascades to team
  • Can manage multiple tasks            
  • Leads departmental inter dependencies & best practice methodologies
  • Integrates departmental planning with other business units
  • Leads flexible approach to working
  • Demonstrates good emotional intelligence, ethics, and professionalism
  • Coaches staff members
  • Manages customer interactions
  • Advanced levels skills in multiple core disciplines.


  • Knowledge of ANSA & Meta
  • Software programming ability
  • Knowledge of composites design and manufacture


Please note we do not provide sponsorships to those who require it and will only accept applications from those who have full rights to work in the UK with no restrictions and IDLR/Full Settlement status. Please provide status on applications.

Our inclusive workplace welcomes and values all candidates from all backgrounds, we believe that diversity enhances our ability to innovate and serve our customers effectively. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an environment where everyone feels respected, supported, and able to bring their authentic selves to work. If you require any reasonable adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


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