Senior Project Engineer

Hatfield, Hertfordshire
18 Apr 2019
18 May 2019

Our innovative and award winning Automation Engineering department is growing at a rapid rate and is looking for a Senior Project Engineer with both technical and engineering project management knowledge to join the team.

This position will take automation engineering project management accountability to make a new CFC a reality. It will be accountable for the delivery of all central automation aspects and is the central conduit for all engineering aspects of a new CFC. The ideal candidate will be an engineer that has project and people management skills/experience, who isn't afraid of getting hands on with automation engineering detail. 

Key accountabilities:

  • Be the link and liaison between teams based at different locations and time zones
  • Communication & reporting across teams and to project stakeholders
  • Stakeholder management
  • Ensuring programmes stay on plan especially during technical design and manufacturing phases.
  • Ensure projects stay on budget and meet engineering specification
  • Responsible for many commercial aspects of the project; including formulation of the capital budget; negotiation on costs; contractual arrangements, management of variations, working closely with procurement, finance and admin colleagues
  • Risk identification and mitigation, anticipating engineering challenges
  • Support Automation Engineering Implementation
  • Take ownership of engineering problems, seeing them through to resolution
  • Work to and follow all CDM guidance or international equivalent, both external (CDM Regulations 2015 and associated ACOPs) and internal (CDM15, HS&E policy and associated Arrangement Policies). To seek guidance from the HS&E team where there is uncertainty.
  • Workflow management of cross functional teams
  • Working with planning colleagues to create and maintain realisation programmes
  • Work closely with product engineers who provide product technical detail and support to projects
  • Accountable for deliverables of your team
  • Effectively manage and coordinate realisation engineers
  • Develop the individuals in the team
  • Ensure resiliency within team

Minimum skills/experience required: 

  • Aptitude to debate detail (both technical and commercial) with both internal and external parties
  • Commercially aware and consider cost impacts on decisions and proposals
  • Excellent technical and practical competence relating to automation and general engineering
  • Experience of projects and products in manufacturing, automotive, airports, FMCG distribution or similar field
  • IT literate, proficient with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite and comfortable using project software
  • Project Engineering - demonstrable experience & success
  • Technical / Engineering qualification, to degree level in a relevant field
  • Appreciation of applicable directives, codes standards etc (eg machinery directive)
  • Work in a safe manner at all times and appreciate the implications and requirements of relevant product safety and compliance

Preferred (in addition to minimum):

  • Able to draw on a range of project management skills, tools and approaches
  • Experienced with managing remote teams
  • Familiarisation with CAD (sketchup, Autocad, Revit etc)
  • International working experience


What we can offer you:

  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical insurance
  • 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free Shares
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as you earn scheme
  • Discounted shopping on, Smart Pass and destination site

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

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