Who is our client?

Are you a Project Engineer with experience of working in the food & drinks industry? Do you have a track record of delivering engineering projects on time and within budget? Would you be interested in joining a leading food manufacturing business offering great opportunities for career development?

Our client is an established food manufacturing business with an excellent reputation for quality and service. Operating from a number of sites, they supply a broad range of leading products to all major UK retailers. They’re now looking for a well qualified Engineer with project engineering experience to join one of their key production sites.

The role requirements

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a broad range of Capex and Continuous Improvement projects.

You will play a crucial role in the improvement and ongoing performance of a large food business and will also deputise for the Engineering Manager in his absence.

You will be responsible for the full project development lifecycle, from initial concept through to delivery and beyond.

You will propose and write capital expenditure proposals, prepare estimates, undertake risk assessments, coordinate project teams, manage suppliers and work to ensure projects are delivered on time and with full adherence to HSE requirements.

You will work closely with colleagues across the business, ensuring all project activity complies with food safety standards and that all relevant staff are trained as appropriate.

What sort of people are we looking for?

You will be a well qualified Engineer (time-served with further qualifications or educated to degree level) with project engineering and project management experience gained in a food manufacturing environment.

Confident in your approach, you will be able to lead cross-functional teams effectively and build strong relationships with colleagues at all levels across the business.

You will be writing specs and site drawings so experience of CAD is required for this role.

You will be able to prioritise your workload and manage ongoing, multiple projects.

You will hold a relevant Health & Safety qualification (IOSH or, preferably, NEBOSH) and will have a demonstrable knowledge and understanding of food safety, hygiene and legislative requirements.