Project Engineer

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Reporting to: Projects Department Manager

Travel: Short trips to customers' sites for planning and sales support, longer visits for installation and commissioning support. Our customer base is worldwide.

Person Profile:

Completer finisher, accurate, organised, self-motivated, innovative.

English language is essential and other languages beneficial.

An Engineering qualification is required.

Job Description:

The primary duty of the Project Engineer is to take responsibility for contracts from the receipt of order through to completion. This requires the Project Engineer to be the central hub for information and ensure all parties are appropriately informed throughout the course of the project. The objective of the business is to remain profitable. In the longer term the business can only be maintained by giving customers a service that they believe to be good value. The shorter term profitability relies on meeting the demand of each contract in a cost efficient way. The size of contracts varies in value, £100 up to £2,000,000. The extent of the contracts also differ considerably from simple repeat components to major turn key installations. Hence the duties of the Project Engineer responsible for the contract also vary considerably but a broad outline is given below -

Review the contract at the outset and check for any discrepancies between quotation, acknowledgement of order, any proposal drawings, and the customer's specifications and expectations.

Agree a schedule with the Sales, Design Office, Technical, Electrical Engineering and Factory Managers that also fits the customer's schedule, and to ensure that all key dates on this schedule are met.

Maintain this schedule and keep all relevant parties informed.

Supervise the preparation of the layout drawings for the customer to approve.

Obtain the customers approval of the designs before detailed design.

Ensure all items to be purchased that may have a long lead-time are pre-ordered in time.

Supervise the detailed design work.

Check drawings prior to issuing to the Factory Manager for manufacture. If a main system control panel is included ensure that our subcontractor has sufficient details and time to be able to produce a good quality panel at a good price.

Keep a detailed list of all deviations from the quotation and the contract as defined at the time of order.

The Sales Manager is responsible for negotiating all variations in price but can only do so if kept informed.

Ensure the contract file is kept up to date with comprehensive yet concise notes of meetings, phone calls etc.

Check the manufacturing is proceeding as intended.

Invite the customer to inspect at a time that suits the manufacture.

Ensure that delivery arrangements are made.

Ensure manuals and spares quotations are prepared and sent early.

Where appropriate supervise installation work and subcontractors.

Installations may be abroad and include weekends.

Flexibility for travel is essential.

Commissioning of the equipment.

Offer a technical backup service for the life of the equipment.

At all times it is essential the Project Engineer is aware of the status of each of his contracts and that all relevant parties are kept informed.

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