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Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Mechanical Equipment

Managing the project from post design phase to hand over to the installation and commissioning team.

Leicester.Some site visits but not all the time.Office based mainly.

£35,000-£40,000 salary guideline + pension


Daytime Monday to Friday.Earlier finish on Fridays.

Project Engineer job suited to a Contracts Manager or Project Engineer in mechanical equipment or industrial machinery similar to recycling equipment, conveyors, blowers, feed mills, bulk powder and materials handling systems within factory premises and mechanical industrial process. The Project Engineer will work mainly office based at a small friendly manufacturing engineering production business.

The Project Engineer / Contracts Manager looks after projects after the design phase; this includes project managing mechanical engineering projects to ensure it gets manufactured in the factory, coordinating project timing plans and dates with customers, and preparing everything needed be the fitters and installation manager (i.e. colleagues in the installation team).There will be one or two site visits per project to measure up, fine tune the design, and assess the site for access, but the Project Engineer / Contracts Manager is mainly office based.

  • The product includes sheet metal work, fans and blowers.

  • The Project Engineer / Contracts Manager will be supported with design and CAD work by the design engineer team.

  • The Project Engineer / Contracts Manager job is mostly office based and prepares everything for hand over to colleagues in the Installation on site team.This includes final measure-up on site, checking dates and plans with customers, ensuring all components, parts and assemblies are ready to be sent to the customers site on time in full.

  • This job is more about having experience of preparing everything in advance, so the Installation team can arrive with everything required to complete the job on time, withing budget.

The Project Engineer / Contracts Manager job needs a person:

  • That can understand CAD drawings, but you don’t need to be able to design systems or use CAD to produce designs.

  • That can work safely at site prior to installation to measure up, assess access issues and use their experience to identify and sort-out potential snags or issues in advance.Who can communicate with customers to check and double checks plans, agree the installation plan and keep the project on budget and within scope (which sometimes needs different communication skills depending on the type of customer).

  • With experience of sheet metal work or mechanical systems used in industrial / factory processes.

  • With experience of keeping a project on track, on time, and on budget, and experience of flagging up snags and issues as early as possible to colleagues so everyone can contribute to problem solving.

This is a small friendly team that work well together, with plenty of people in the team that know their job really well.Career prospects are strong; the company has a strong order book spread across several industry sectors, it has a bespoke product which benefits customers in terms of safety, greener energy by enabling waste-to-energy, and reduced operating costs.There are opportunities for promotion in the medium term.

£35,000-£40000 + pension.Daytime Mon-Fri.Lots of support to get you up to speed.Small friendly, experienced team with very little staff turn over.

This job is commutable from Leicester, Oadby, Wigston, and Leicestershire.

“With our apologies, please note that if you are not contacted within the next ten days then your application, on this occasion, has not been successful.  We thank you for taking the time to apply.”