Project Engineer

Posted 27/06/2024 by JTH Recruitment Ltd

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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£35,000 - £45,000/annum +Overtime/Company Car/Pension

We are currently seeking an experienced Mechanical Project Engineer to join a dynamic established engineering client. The Project engineer will enjoy working with a dynamic team of enthusiastic engineers working under own initiative, excellent job satisfaction. The Project Engineer will receive a competitive salary of £40K with overtime £60K plus and superb opportunities to work worldwide full expenses paid. The Mechanical Project Engineer will also receive:-

  • Company car for business and private use
  •  Travel expenses covered by the company 
  • A competitive base salary, dependant on experience, with P60 earnings generally higher (20-50%) through overtime Weekday overtime (when on site) of x1, Weekend overtime of x1.5 and Bank Holidays @ x2
  • 20 days holiday Jan-Dec plus 1 day for each year served to maximum 26 + public holidays
  •  Private Healthcare after qualifying period 
  • Company contributory pension scheme 
  • Other working tools such as Mobile Phone, note-book computer provided.

The Role

  • Role Working under own initiative, with support from our close-knit projects team as necessary, fulfilling “inception to completion” project engineering and management.
  • Carrying out client liaison to fully identify detailed user requirement following receipt of order. 
  • Sourcing equipment from our own range of products and that of close partner companies, working with the client to establish working line layout and agreeing KPI’s, generate P&ID’s & PFD’s
  • Supplier negotiations and equipment purchasing, project cost tracking and monitoring
  • Conduct own internal fabrication quality and pre-assembly inspections and those with the client prior to despatch. 
  • Documentation gathering for manual compilation and training purposes. 
  • Finishing with on-site works from start of installation to hand-over to client including – Site supervision of all elements of installation works, working closely with key contractors for both mechanical and electrical build. 
  • Hands-on approach to commissioning, engineer/operator training and managing closure of snagging lists. #
  • On larger projects you may be nominated “project leader” whereby you would be leading a small team of engineers plus health and safety manager on site working under CDM regulations. 

The successful candidate can expect a typical split of approx. 60% office based activities and 40% on-site, although this split can vary depending on the scale and nature of job allocations made. Site involvement can vary from project to project but would typically involve 12 hour days 7 days/week; some projects involving 6 week install (single block), 1-2 weeks back in UK, 3 weeks commissioning, again varying depending on scale of works and specific customer requirements.

Candidate Skills/Experience 

  • HNC/HND qualification in engineering
  •  Ideally 3 years industry/field experience 
  • Good understanding of machinery processes and design - logical mind 
  • A good balance of pre-engineering experience and “hands-on” engineering aptitude
  • Dynamic, enthusiastic and flexible approach and willing to travel (at times on extended durations) 
  • Excellent Commercial awareness 
  • Excellent people skills and clear communicator with the ability to form strong customer relationships
  •  Computer literate with working knowledge of the following:- Microsoft Project & Office range of programs 
  • Ideally AutoCAD conversant to support generation of P&ID’s, Layout modification and drawing interpretation when on-site

This position is commutable from Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia. Local candidates will be living in Hampton, Orton, Stamford, Oundle, Wisbech, Spalding, Whittlesey, Wansford, Werrington.

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