Project Engineer

Recruiter
The MEL Group
Location
Suffolk, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1267363842
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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