Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Two Project Engineers are required to join an international industrial systems and engineering company that Designs, Manufactures, Assembles and Tests Industrial Systems in Wolverhampton, commissioning these systems primarily within the power generation and defence sectors.

The purpose of these two roles (mid-level and more senior) are to act as the representative for the commercial project within the production operations of this firmly established manufacturing company.

The Project Engineer will take the lead role in producing and monitoring a viable production plan and time schedule and will facilitate, as necessary actions to maintain performance to that plan. These actions may include and are not limited to: outsourcing or insourcing activities, arranging contract work support, identifying alternate routings. In essence they are the representative of the project with responsibility to pull together all the activities to achieve it, while the factory is responsible for achieving the highest possible overall performance of cost, efficiency, adherence and quality. Specifically:

- The allocation and spend of the production budget as allocated to him/her from the projects under his/her control Thus the PE is the owner of the manufacturing budget.

- The delivery of items, components or assemblies as appropriate to achieve the agreed project schedule.

- Providing such reporting as necessary to ensure sufficient tracking of project progress to achieve on time in full (OTIF) delivery of the project to all its milestones at the requisite profitability.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

- Facilitating and leading the development of the project plan and time schedule.

- Monitoring the project against the plan and time schedule.

- Provide the Project Manager and the Cost Engineer of updated cost forecast for the manufacturing activities on a monthly basis and according to the reporting calendar.

- Acting as the liaison between the customer, PM and the production facility as appropriate.

- Overseeing and coordinating any installation activities that may be required during the project execution.

- Coordinate manufacturing operations with procurement and the project as and when required during the production stages.

- Transfer the budget to procurement when an outsourcing decision is made (and vice-versa).

- Leading any customer visits / witness points etc.

- Producing project KPI, for example: schedule adherence, EVA, quality, cost, delivery.

- Tracking report (MITP and NCR for example) during the project execution.

- Ensure timely completion and communication of NCR.

- Facilitating activities to address issues with: project budget, design or design change, profitability, quality, timeliness of delivery etc.

- Acting as the communication hub for the project.

- Joining and supporting production planning meetings, seeking to optimise the schedule and support of the overall operation.

- The above list is not exhaustive, and the post holders may be required to take on other duties and responsibilities for the effective and efficient performance of this role.


- Through understanding of production processes, tolerances and work scopes

- Knowledge of EVA

- Able to produce and read project plans - GANTT chart format

- Able to prepare SWOT and PESTLE for their projects and act upon the results

- Thorough understanding of financial reporting

- Able to create risk analysis

- Strong communications skills at a range of levels, with concise but open and detailed reporting

- Natural leader, able to 'win' support and negotiate solutions

- At least 3 years of significant project experience in a highly regulated business

Other skills and experience sought:

- Of graduate level / capability.

- 5 years in position of responsibility where possible

- Green belt or similar

- Calm and methodical thinker, detail oriented and task focused.

- Very strong communication skills at levels from board to operator.

- Able to produce detailed, but brief project reporting.

- Excel and PowerPoint to a high level

- Able to take the larger view, but always acting in the best interest of the customer

- Always acts with integrity and ethically, holds self and others to account

- Have a manufacturing background

- Power BI capability is advantageous

- Ability to look beyond the data and understand the reasons and causes

- Trained to understand and facilitate RCA

- Able to understand and interpret quality data, for example: process capability

If you feel you have the experience and range to support this strongly manufacturing focused role, then please apply directly. These are site-based position.

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