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Project Engineer | Proftech

Project Engineer


Reference #: MAK19_1551779847
Location: Shropshire
Salary: £30000 - £35000
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 05/03/2019

An exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to join a well known Manufacturing company based in Shropshire. The company has a reputation for building outstanding products for over 90 years.

Responsibilities are to:

  • Plan, coordinate, monitor and report introduction of new products, projects and components meeting quality, cost and delivery targets.
  • Ensure external manufacturing processes are in place and consistent in providing the correct component specification and quality.
  • Maintain, replace and repair supplier loaned production tooling.
  • Develop and implement plans to meet company objectives.
  • Compile new product and promotion manufacturing quotations, ensuring supplier selection, processes, material and cost are within budget and quality expectations.
  • Provide accurate Technical information for introduction of Engineering Changes, Bill of Material, Product Promotions and any other relevant procedures.
  • Make engineering decisions and recommendations.
  • Develop, maintain and deliver agreed cost savings, ensuring quality is not compromised.
  • Work closely with buyers to input the technical support for cost savings.
  • Always check product quality.
  • Actively source and look for leads to improve product, reduce cost and deliver projects on time.
  • Be flexible to travel as per the business needs in order to fulfil the project requirements.
  • Work with the team to drive the profitability of the business.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of the company and products in order to be proactive in sourcing new suppliers and improving cost and quality of components.


The Project Engineer will have:

  • A HND or HNC in Mechanical Engineering
  • understanding commodity groups would be advantageous:
    • Plastic Injection Moulding
    • Zinc / Aluminium / Die casting
    • Metal Pressings
    • Injection Moulding
    • Metal Turning
    • Other commodities such as fastenings / bearings / electrical would also be beneficial.
  • NPI Management experience
  • MRP / MAP computer systems experience is desirable but training can be provided
  • Experience in a similar Product Engineering environment/role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO9001 and ISO 14001.


  • Opportunity to have two bonuses per year, subject to an appraisal and the performance of the Company. Please note bonus payments are discretionary.
  • Holiday - 31 days (8 bank holidays, plus 23 annual days). This will rise to an extra 2 annual days holiday after 3 complete holiday years of service and a further one day after 5 complete holiday years of service).
  • Pension Scheme - Contributory pension scheme - auto-enrolled after 3 months service. Employee pays 5% and the Company pays 3%.
  • Life Assurance - 4 x annual salary
  • Plenty of car parking.
  • Cash Healthcare Plan - after 6 months service
  • Subsidised canteen on site.

Hours of work:

The hours of work are 39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday - 8.00 am to 5.15 pm and 8.00 am to 11.50 pm on Fridays (paid until 12.00 noon

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