Project engineer

Ref No. EMP409448
Location Welwyn Garden City, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


A well known internation engineering compnay are looking for a project engineer to join an exapanding team in Welwyn Garden City.


Project Engineer

The Job


Working within Project Engineering and supporting the Engineering Product Development manager to deliver technical innovation that can either be implemented into existing infrastructure or influence future strategy and project delivery.

This will include Engineering, Electromechanical and Automation research and development projects. Management of development cycle through from conceptualisation, through proof of concept, prototyping etc through to realisation as a viable business solution. In addition, the position will incorporate roles and responsibility of the General Project Engineer and may include project delivery.

The Role

This position will be support the research and development within Engineering, including the design and install of production ready systems, including the associated interfaces with other MHE systems including hardware, PLCs (programmable logic controller) and HMI (human-machine interface) / SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition).

The role of the Project Engineer is to support automation development projects including

Improving site productivity

Enabling an increase in the SKU range

Providing resiliency to the existing operation/process.

The PE is responsible for the successful delivery of the engineering elements of new projects, defined in terms of time, cost and specification, including fulfilment of any CDM and health and safety requirements.

Projects can be of varying levels of complexity:

The PE is responsible for the planning, programme, coordination and management of all external MHE and Enabling works suppliers; and oversees and manages the vendor for the technical delivery of any new equipment installed on site.

THE PE is also responsible for many commercial aspects of the project; including formulation of the capital budget; negotiation on costs; raising of Purchase Orders; processing of Invoices; and supporting the BPM and Procurement function in discussions with external suppliers on any Project Variations.

Areas of particular focus for the PE are:

Technical lead from design through implementation to Go live, including identification, and appropriate resolution, of any Snagging works

Formulation and control of Budget spend (forecast versus actual spend)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

An Engineering qualification, to HND or Degree level

Good technical ability (or experience) relating to automation hardware. Experience with automation, process machinery and robotics (e.g. ABB, Adept, Fanuc, Kuka, Motoman, Nachi, Seiko, Sankyo, etc.) would be useful. Must be able to perform system design, simulation and testing, and start-up.

Experience of project implementation in manufacturing, automotive, airports, FMCG distribution or mechanical or materials handling industries is a plus.

Proven track record in system or technical design and delivery, the ability to develop and implement standard engineering practices, as well as provide detailed documentation upon project completion. Able to act as the project technical lead.

The ability to effectively cope with change.

Aptitude to debate detail both technical and commercial detail with external parties and internal stakeholders

Ability to design & propose alternative solutions when faced with project barriers.

Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences

Ability to monitor, report and communicate progress (or barriers to progress) with variety of stakeholders, both in verbal and written form.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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