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Faststream are working with a leading provider in marine electronics, providing support to all sectors of the marine industry worldwide.

We are looking for a Principal Engineer to lead a team of Engineers in their day-to-day duties, while undertaking small projects.

As a Principal Engineer your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Supervise and provide mentoring for Electronics Engineers who will report into you as their direct lead.
  • Carrying out Installation, commissioning, maintenance, and repair of equipment on customers vessels and premises.
  • Support customers, sales, and service agents with technical queries and questions.
  • Proactively finding opportunities to promote the sales of company products and services during contact with customers
  • Work in conjunction with the Regional Manager and Sales Administrator to ensure the profitable and efficient operation of the Marine service centre.
  • 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
  • Providing quotes for customers for services.


  • Must have past experience in a service industry as well as an in-depth knowledge of Marine Navigation and communication systems.
  • Have a good track record in customer service.
  • Hold an HNC/HND or equivalent in an Electronics / Electrical discipline.
  • Full driving license is required.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, able to express ideas in both written and verbal form to a variety of audiences.
  • Proven ability to think in an entrepreneurial way and apply good commercial business sense to technical decisions.
  • 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.
  • It would be desirable to have a GMDSS operators' certificate and BOSIET or OLF certification.
  • Flexibility with the ability to work overtime when needed, with regular travel required both in the UK and overseas.
  • Requirement to use harness equipment to work at height. All Marine Electronics Technicians/ Engineers must be able to pass a working at height medical and pass an annual practical training course.
  • Working knowledge of the UK maritime market.
  • Must have the right to work in the UK.
This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your career with a leading marine electronics company offering competitive rates.