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Principal Welding Engineer

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £75 - £100 per hour + Negotiable, Outside IR35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Emily Stapley
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 25 April 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82101_1710435183

Would you like to join an international defence company to support their clients by improving the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets? Due to continued investment, this global business is currently looking for a Principal Welding Engineer to join their existing team in Plymouth (mostly working from home with occasional travel national wide) on a 12 month contract.

The Role

The Welding Engineering team provides SME support across the wider business units and sites with involvement in a diverse range of scopes from research projects and production activities through to operational/field repairs. As a Principal Welding Engineer, your responsibilities will include the following but not limited to:

  • Work in conjunction with company's Weld Quality Management System (ISO3834-2) to ensure quality practises are abided by.
  • Oversee the development and qualification of new wet welding procedures to AWS D3.6M
  • Review wet welding supplier's documentation and providing answers to technical questions.
  • Being the department's representative on the wet welding project - providing technical guidance and consultation.
  • Authoring of technical engineering reports/proposals for bespoke wet welding techniques utilising materials knowledge


To succeed within the role of a Principal Welding Engineer you'll have experience in a similar position and have the following skills:

  • Chartered Engineer with an engineering background through either a graduate training scheme, degree or experience as a welding engineer
  • Previous experience in wet welding and working with AWS D3.6M
  • CIWE/EWE Diploma preferred

Please note that due to security nature of this role, applicants must be a British National and be capable of holding NNPI, PSA and Atomic security clearances.


This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global business that has developed a strategy of working closely with its contingent workforce. Within the role, you can expect to:

  • Improve work-life balance
  • Be appreciated and valued
  • Increase earning potential


If this sounds like the role for you, we'd love to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: A start date is fast approaching so apply as soon as possible!