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Principal C&I Engineer

Principal C&I Engineer at Delkia - an award-winning company.

Location: Hybrid/Preston

Job type: Contract

Salary: Competitive

Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator operating throughout the UK and Internationally for safety-related and mission-critical systems in highly regulated sectors, including Aerospace, Maritime, Defence and Clean Energy.

Our offering includes system integration, engineering design, technical consultancy, and complex control systems support, all of which are harnessed specifically for each project’s needs, maturity and technology requirements.

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Principal C&I Engineer to join our dynamic team at Delkia.

Overview of the role

The successful candidates will be a competent and proven systems engineer, capable of checking and facilitating designs, drawings, supporting calculations and technical documents (inc. Plans) without direct supervision. They will have the ability to translate a client's requirements into a meaningful engineering and technical solution. Good communication skills are essential and engineering design and systems engineering experience is fundamental, defence experience is preferable but not essential.

Key responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the Engineering Quality of the project delivery, ensuring compliance with client specifications and engineering standards and local domain policy and procedures

  • Support the Engineering Manager in managing the engineering team and supervising workload

  • Be responsible for the technical quality of all conceptual designs, optioneering studies, requirements capture, user requirements specification and use cases

  • Have experience of configuration management and VVT activities (Validation, Verification and Testing)

  • Have experience in designing for functional safety and mission-critical systems

  • Have experience of lifecycle and maturity management

  • Quickly self-deliver pragmatic systems solutions from a brief problem statement

  • Maintain compliance with Engineering Standards and applicable legislation

  • Participate in Design and System Level Reviews and, where appropriate, organise such reviews. Ensure that subsequent design meets the project and client requirements

  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of data and information received from clients is upheld

  • Ensure effective project delivery to time and cost.

  • Will have demonstrable experience in leading a team of engineers undertaking a wide range of engineering and technology packages

  • Support and mentor apprentices / graduates (where appropriate)

Desired Qualifications / Prerequisites

  • Educated to degree in a relevant engineering discipline or relevant experience

  • Incorporated / Chartered Engineer or working towards gaining professional status (C.Eng. via INCOSE / IET / SaRS)

  • Have working knowledge of lifecycle management systems, configuration management, requirements management systems: i.e., PLM & PDM

  • Working application of Def-Stan 00-055, 00-056, IEC 61508 and Military Standard’s / Specifications

  • Must be able to obtain or hold suitable security clearance

  • Ideally would have a familiarity of one or more of the defence, maritime, aerospace sectors

Company Overview

Based in Preston and Cumbria, Delkia is a specialist Systems Integrator in systems engineering design and systems integration in the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence and Clean Energy sectors.


To deliver innovative value-for-money products and services to customers to enable safe and secure operations.


To become the leading British Systems Integrator and partner of choice for high-integrity and mission-critical systems.


  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Integrity, Trust and Accountability

  • Safety and Security

  • Client Focused

  • Social Value and Impact

  • Continuous Improvement

Delkia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please be aware that many roles working for Delkia will be subject to security vetting restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit the roles you can perform.

All applications will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

How to apply:

Please send your CV / interest to

If you require any reasonable adjustments during any part of the application process, please get in touch to discuss.

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