Project Engineer

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  • Location

    Chorley, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Mechanical Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jack Dawkins

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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Title - Project Engineer

Location - Chorley

Salary - Competitive

Role Overview:

We are supporting a leading supplier in Pressure Testing Equipment, recruit a Project Engineer. The company is looking for a highly motivated and accountable Project Engineer to be responsible for all engineering, technical and quality associated disciplines relating to new and existing projects. To be responsible for the planning, scheduling, forecasting, resource allocation, cost control and to manage all QA activities to assure project accuracy and quality from conception to completion.

The Project Engineer role is quite heavily focused on being the key link between sales, engineering, production and customer support; you will be required to provide regular updates to customers. Working with other levels of management such as Business Development Management (BDM) and Sales teams to scope out prospective projects, agree on timings and service level agreements with prospective customers, whilst negotiating with third party contractors.


  • Providing organisational and administrative support in the specification of new and existing pressure related products
  • Project planning & scheduling to ensure delivery dates are met
  • Time & resource allocation and to assign responsibilities and mentor project team
  • Produce and manage project relating Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Creation and maintenance of product/procurement specifications to control engineering inputs/outputs such as materials, surface finishes, coatings, treatments and other processes
  • Work closely with purchasing department & external sub-contractors to ensure components are purchased and delivered on time at reasonable cost and within specification
  • Produce and maintain all project documentation including specifications, inspection test plans, technical folders and other QA documentation relating to product
  • Monitor project compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Carry out value added value engineering (VAVE) to engineer cost out of the products
  • Communicate project status and issues to customers, both internal and external
  • Provide key organisational support to sales and production
  • To control supplier non-conformance and relevant associate cost, whilst minimising project downtime and delays
  • To manage, measure and report on production / procurement department KPI performance
  • To support and facilitate procurement activities to company Assistant Buyers

Key Skills:

  • Full Project Management capabilities
  • Excellent knowledge of design and visualisations - 2D & 3D CAD
  • Knowledge of pressure related products
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards: (PED, PD5500, EN13445, ASME 8, EN10204)
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards
  • Knowledge of high spec. materials, coatings and finishes including stainless and carbon steels, structural steels, elastomers and performance plastics
  • Ability to work with multiple discipline projects
  • Decision making ability and leadership skills
  • Usage of Document Management Systems (EPDM)
  • Usage of ERP/MRP/Accounting packages
  • Strong IT skills: Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, Outlook etc

Candidate Overview:

  • Able to work alone using own initiative, but also integrate well within a team where joint discussion is important
  • Able to communicate effectively regarding matters of a technical nature to customers, both internal and external
  • Willingness to learn new skills, expand existing knowledge base and adapt quickly in an ever changing, developing environment.
  • Prepared to be flexible on working hours to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong personality to drive targets to ensure deadlines are achieved

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Proven working experience as a Project Engineer
  • BEng or BSc (Hons) in mechanical engineering or equivalent (2.1 minimum)
  • Industry experience; ideally in pressure vessel design, high pressure systems, hydraulics or associated supply

For further information please contact Jack Dawkins on 01617-.071-.516