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PPI fully train and develop all employees in the necessary skills and technology required for them to excel. Many of our employees complete HE qualifications.

If you wish to be considered for a position with us, send a CV and Covering Letter to the following email address, alternatively you can fill out the form below:

Whether you are based in our Norwich headquarters or in the field, PPI Engineering has a lot to offer our employees.

Our team of design engineers, service engineers and project managers enjoy competitive rates of pay, a generous holiday allowance and a supportive, collaborative working environment.

We encourage skill development within our workforce and offer all employees upskill opportunities, including the opportunity to study relevant HE qualifications and training courses particularly in language skills and Continuous professional development (CPD). PPI fully train and develop all employees in the necessary skills and technology required for them to excel. Many of our employees complete HE qualifications.

The majority of PPI business is either for overseas customers or is exported overseas by our customers. This presents our staff with an opportunity to travel and expand their horizons. In 2020 we have undertaken work for businesses in Europe, North and South America, The Middle East Russia, Asia and Australasia.

Current Vacancies

Job description

PPI Engineering Ltd designs and manufactures large, bespoke HV motors and generators predominantly for the power industry, including the renewable energy sector, and provides new designs and re-verse engineers replacement of obsolete machines. Operating in over 50 countries we supply innovative and reliable engineering solutions to our customers.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced, driven, mechanical engineer to join our dynamic design department.

Job Overview

Working alongside our design engineers and draughtsmen to provide mechanical knowledge and expertise throughout the design and production process.

Provide feasibility studies, advice for quotations and customer designed machines. From preliminary details on achievability of new designs and ideas, to evaluating existing designs.

Checking design drawings to ensure mechanical advice has been followed.

Through our sister companies (API Engineering/API Capacitors) there is the opportunity to get involved in projects for a variety of other industries including steel production, farm machinery, earth moving equipment and the mining sector to name but a few. From reverse engineering products to designs of new bespoke machinery for customers.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the sales team to win orders
  • Review customer specifications
  • Communicate project mechanical design intent in accordance with specifications to the drawing office, for timely production of manufacturing drawings and instructions
  • Liaise with production engineering to ensure design intent can be accomplished in line with production availability and capability
  • Support the test department with analysis of test results
  • Support site services in the field during construction, testing, servicing and rectification work
  • Production of technical reports in relation to design, manufacturing, testing and site issues, qualification and regulatory requirements
  • Liaise with sub-contractors to provide specifications and support as necessary

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in mechanical engineering and/or professional I.Mech E accreditation to associate/membership level
  • 5+ years working as a mechanical engineer
  • Applying fundamental mechanical engineering principles to design static and rotating electrical machine components and structures, also advanced analysis tools including Finite Element analysis
  • Perform strength of material, stress and deflection calculations on rotors and rotating components subjected to centrifugal, thermal and vibratory forces
  • Strength and deflection calculations on stators
  • Lifting calculations and qualification in relation to regulatory standards
  • Rotor dynamics and critical speed calculations using in house proprietary software
  • Heat transfer calculations for coolers (air to water and air to air) and machine components
  • Bearing selection and hydrodynamic analysis of sleeve and tilting pad bearings, and rolling element bearing selection in accordance with manufacturers published recommendations
  • Knowledge of fabrication and machining processes, general machine engineering, drafting practice, limits and fits and tolerancing etc.
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous material selection, based upon mechanical properties and basic metallurgy, also glass reinforced laminated plastic


  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Training where necessary

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Schedule: Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours per week with half day Fridays.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000.00-£55,000.00 per year


  • Company pension


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Diversity & Equality


We are committed to ensuring that no employee or applicant for employment receives less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic, racial or national origins, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability. Further, no employee will be disadvantaged by any condition or requirement that is not justified by the genuine needs of the job or the business.

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