Projects Engineer (Engineering)

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Milton Keynes
Circa £25k possible more depending on experience and quals
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Milton Keynes

JOB TITLE: Projects Engineer (Engineering)

SALARY & BENEFITS: Circa £25k possible more depending on experience and quals. Company pension, 26 days holiday and company bonus scheme.

WORKING HOURS: 36.5 hours per week

THE COMPANY: Our client is a leading independent supplier of Power Protection equipment including UPS, Chargers, Battery Packs, Generators etc., these systems range from standard to complex systems and is supplied to many industries including Defence, Industry, Public Sector, Comms/IT, and Export.

THE ROLE: Internal Technical Projects (Engineering)- Milton Keynes

Reporting to the Project Manager and working within a small focused sales team. The role will involve running a good number of projects at any one time, each project will vary in complexity from simple low value and low complexity projects that require just a few hours management, up to very complex projects requiring detailed gannt charts, Bill Of Materials, multiple suppliers and parts, management of suppliers, manufacturing, design, test, documentation etc, these projects could run for many months and be worth £100K+. The role would require you to be able to work as part of the team, but also using your own initiative, carrying out activities to ensure all projects are run on-time, on-budget and especially ensuring customer satisfaction. Talking with customer & suppliers, building relationships is a further critical function.

Key Responsibilities to include:- Internal Technical Project (Engineering)- Milton Keynes

Managing multiple projects, perhaps over 50 at any one time
Producing Project Program charts GANNT), using Microsoft project
Producing and manging project costing/margin via Excel spreadsheet Bill Of Materials
Provide technical support to customers and suppliers
Conducting commercial negotiations with suppliers and customers
Coordinate with admin, factory, test etc to ensure projects are programmed and on time
It would be advantageous if you can produce or edit CAD mechanical and electrical drawings but not essential
Communicating with sales staff, customers and suppliers via email, phone, but with the occasional customer visit as required
Preparation of regular reporting material(excel spreedsheets)

THE CANDIDATE: Internal Technical Project (Engineering)- Milton Keynes

This role will suit someone who has a technical project/service/admin background, has a competent telephone manner and likes talking to customers, as this is a major part of the role. A positive and outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills. You would require good computer skills to be able to update databases, produce good quality technical manuals, gannt charts and spreadsheets. It is not essential but it could be advantageous if you have engineering qualifications, ONC-NVQ-A level-degree etc in mechanical or electrical engineering, but a good English and Maths qualification would be needed as a minimum to help with the technical aspect of UPS and Batteries. Training will be provided throughout for all aspects of the position.

Key experience essential for the role:-Internal Technical Project (Engineering)- Milton Keynes

Experience in a similar role in an Engineering technical projects / sales background is Highly desirable
Educated in an electrical engineering discipline to HNC/ONC level as a minimum (a degree would be advantageous but is not essential)
Knowledge/ or understanding of using Microsoft project, GANNT charts, Prince2 project management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience IT user( MS products)

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