Project Engineer

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
26 Sep 2019
24 Oct 2019
Project Engineering
Job Type

Ocado’s Automation Development department is at the cutting-edge of our engineering business. From the design and manufacture of the most state-of-the-art products in the business, to their delivery into our multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) across the globe, our bespoke Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE) development projects are pushing the boundaries of innovation and automation.

Within the Automation Development department sits the Product Development function, which is responsible for the design, testing and manufacture of our automated products (with a catalogue of around 500 products and counting!). Our Projects team is now looking for a Project Engineer to join, responsible for supporting the delivery of automation projects from conceptualisation through to implementation, which could range from working on our robots, to the grid or peripheral systems.

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting the Engineering Project Manager with deliverables, timescales and costs of various work packages on large scale projects
  • Owning stage-gated development plans for smaller projects
  • Identifying opportunities to accelerate development or reduce risk 
  • Building stakeholder relationships with clear and regular communication of development cycle progress
  • Ensuring that products and associated documentation meet the criteria for entry into the product catalogue

About you...

  • 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
  • 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

About Ocado Group...

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re a FTSE 100 business developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry means also transforming the way we do business. As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the brightest talents to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.


Ocado employee experience is very important to us. As well as keeping a smile on your face with weekly massages, a games room, coffee shop, weekly food samples and an amazing food hall to satisfy your daily breakfast and lunch taste buds.. all Ocado employees are offered a benefits package of - 23 days holiday + the option to buy an additional 3 via salary sacrifice, 15% discount on your weekly Ocado shop, pension, share options, discounts on gym memberships and much much more….

Our values: we’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better…

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