Project Engineer

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (Remus)
09 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Job Type

Ocado is an award-winning online retailer, revolutionising grocery shopping in the UK and continually reporting double digit growth. Our Product Development Team is developing its own technology and engineering solutions, allowing the business to open multiple sites at an accelerating rate with exciting new business partnerships. 

A fantastic opportunity has come up within the team for a Project Engineer. This person will have technical responsibility for supporting the delivery of automation projects from conceptualisation through to implementation, with the aim of supporting growth, reducing operating costs and improving efficiencies for Ocado’s 24/7 high speed, highly automated customer fulfilment centres.


  • Supporting the Engineering Project Manager with deliverables, timescales and costs of various work packages on large scale projects
  • Generation and ownership of stage-gated development plans for smaller projects
  • Vendor selection 
  • Matrix management of appropriate internal departmental resource
  • Risk management – identifying opportunities to accelerate development or reduce risk 
  • Stakeholder management - clear and regular communication of development cycle progress
  • Presentations – with the ability to engage both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ensure that engineering activity meets regulatory compliance standards
  • Project closure – ensure that products and associated documentation meet the criteria for entry into the product catalogue

Skills/experience required:

  • An Engineering qualification (HND or Degree level)
  • Technical ability relating to automation hardware
  • Hands on site experience in installation and commissioning of equipment and systems
  • Proven track record in systems or technical design and delivery
  • Budget management
  • Experience identifying areas for testing from empirical and evidence derived site data
  • Experience in assessing and quantifying technical risks and devising appropriate de-risking activities
  • Experience quantifying requirements to conform to regulatory compliance standards

Preferred (in addition to minimum)

  • Qualification in technical problem solving skills (such as TRIZ) and root cause analysis.
  • Experience with electronics, robotics and vision

What we can offer you:

  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Income protection
  • Share schemes
  • 15% Ocado discount

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.


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