Principal Project Engineer

Requisition Number:  12014

Preston, LAN, GB, PR4 0XJ

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Project Engineer, in Preston, Lancashire, UK. Hybrid work arrangement available.


The Principal Project Engineer will be responsible for successful execution of multiple low complexity projects or a single project of medium complexity.  They will potentially supervise medium size teams which may include project controls, project managers, project engineers, and discipline engineers.

Your Day To Day:

  • Bid and Proposal
    • Support estimation and technical reports associated with business development efforts
  • Project planning
    • Responsibility for all aspects of planning process including authoring project plans and developing scope, schedule, and cost baselines.
  • Project executing, monitoring, and controlling
    • Assume overall responsibility for profitability of contracts. Manage all aspects of project including scope, schedule, cost, risk, procurement, quality, resources, communications, and stakeholders through use of delegates. Interpret and transmit project/contract requirements, and subsequent changes, to functional groups following an integrated change management process. Prepare or oversee project cost expenditure forecasts and progress evaluations/projections to support project performance and financial reporting requirements. Promote teamwork and effective communication, including issuing and maintenance of project process metrics and process maps to ensure team, customer, and all stakeholders are kept informed of project status.
    • Utilize technical expertise to facilitate resolution of engineering issues with appropriate departments
  • Project closing
    • Properly close project by archiving work in financial, scheduling, document management, and resource management systems/tools. Perform final project quality assessment and report out. Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement, lessons, and risk avoidance for future work.
  • Lead or support design efforts for nuclear facilities, equipment and/or processes
  • Develop positive relationships with cross functional/product line team, customer, suppliers, and other stakeholders to drive project to successful completion and foster future project development
  • Seek opportunities and implement continuous improvements to enhance project performance.
    • Identify, assess, and implement improvement opportunities which will add value.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering field.
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in engineering (MSc) or Business related field (MBA)
  • 10+ years of experience and knowledge in:
  1. Project Manager or Engineer from the nuclear industry or other highly regulated industry
  2. Leading or supporting multidiscipline engineering teams
  3. Knowledge of the design process for major projects in the nuclear industry (i.e., concept thru completion, design inputs/outputs, design requirements, design review, design documentation, drawings, etc.)
  4. Working knowledge of requirements and requirements management (i.e., nuclear, regulatory, environmental, safety, security, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills such as effective verbal and written communications, ability to lead and direct complex team structures, able to develop relationships with stakeholders in upper management positions, able to analyze problems, establish facts, and make complex decisions.
  • Certifications (Preferred):
    • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
    • Chartered Project Manager or PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)



Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In UK the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Life insurance
  • Pensions
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements


While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries.

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