Project Engineer

The MEL Group
Suffolk, UK
18 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The MEL Group are family run, with a realistic goal to be a £100 million a year business. We are a total engineering solution provider to the global aerospace and defence market and to industry in general.

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Engineer to join the team at MEL Aviation Ltd based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

You will be involved with and manage various projects within the department, providing timely and cost-effective solutions for both internal and customer generated specifications.

You may come from an Armed Forces background, with a strong technical ability to train and deliver customer requirements.

You will be responsible for:

* Evaluate customer tender requirements, fully discussing and exploring to establish technical content and deadlines.

* Prepare ideas / solutions to requirements and consult with work teams to agree and confirm the proposed solution. Identify key stakeholders and carry out a cost benefit analysis of the proposed project.

* Develop both high-level and detailed project plans to identify risks, key measures of success and provide clarity and detail to the deliverables.

* Once approved, initiate the project management sequence starting with the Design Review meeting.

* Liaise with customers (both internal and external) at all stages of each project, discussing, informing and consulting to ensure that the customer specifications are met.

* Resolve queries and problems to best of ability before escalating up to next level. Act as a 'trouble-shooter' to minimise errors and provide workable solutions.

* Hands on practical engineering where required and as necessary to ensure each project progresses within agreed timescales.

* Become familiar with existing MEL equipment and develop methods and techniques to train our Customers and equipment users in operation and maintenance of our products.

* Deliver project plans ensuring that stakeholders are kept informed of progress.

* Direct, manage, control and communicate various other projects as required within the department.

* Review project deliverables against plans and initial specification. Carry out successful demonstration of product to customer.

* Conduct a final project review prior to production handover, celebrating successes of the project and identifying weakness with action steps to prevent future recurrence.

Essential Personal Skills / Attributes:

* Experienced in using Microsoft Project software

* Clear, concise and articulate communication skills (both written and verbal)

* Commercial awareness

* Calm under pressure

* Conceptual thinking

* Strong decision maker

* Flexible and adaptable, responds well to change

* Professional conduct displayed at all times

* Meticulous attention to detail, with a methodical approach to tasks

* HNC/HND (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering

* Ideal experience as Chief Technician or Senior NCO

This is a permanent role, Monday to Friday, working 40 hours per week during the hours of 08:00am - 5:00pm with a daily hour lunch break.

In return you will have the support to develop and grow within an ever-expanding company, with benefits such as 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme and free parking.

Salary to be discussed upon application.

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