Job Description


A Contract / Project Manager with steel experience, is required to join a continually growing, reputable structural company. With an ability to see a project through from start to finish, the suitable candidate will be responsible for managing a wide range of contracts for which they are responsible; negotiating subcontract orders, monitoring subcontracted work, as well as, start to finish project planning, costing and performing site visits and surveys.

Your place of work will be split between the head office client sites, along with regular client visits.


  • Salary £40,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience
  • Company car

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Burton upon Trent, Tamworth, Lichfield

Essential Skills of the Contract / Project Manager

  • Project / Contract managing experience, 5+ years
  • Proven steel industry experience. Any rail-based experience would be highly advantageous
  • Demonstrable Contract / Project Manager ability 
  • CSCS Card
  • IT literate
  • Well-organised, structured, capable of meeting deadlines and overcoming challenges

Key Responsibilities

  • The Contract / Project Manager will also get involved in negotiating subcontract orders and monitoring subcontractors, planning critical dates, or organising labour. 
  • You will also be responsible for agreeing extra work to be done on a contract, helping to resolve any disputes that come up, and identifying areas for improvements in the contracting processes.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994




This is a newly created role, with a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of specialist equipment. The business has over 100 years of experience, and they continue to set the global standard in the industry.

The Project Planning Engineer would suit someone at the early stage of their career, or an experienced individual. 

Project Planning Engineer Salary and Hours

  • £25,000 - £35,000, dependent on experience
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm, 3pm finish on Friday’s

Commutable From: Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Lichfield, Tamworth

Candidate Requirements

  • You will have exposure / experience of the fabrication process / fabrication environments, or machine builds. 
  • Experience in a Project Planning Engineer or similar role.
  • A good communicator, with the ability to communicate well with different teams / departments. 

Project Planning Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Working with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of components.
  • Closely working with the workshop to ensure production targets are met.
  • Liaising with the procurement team.
  • Identification of bottlenecks in machine builds and resolution.
  • Review stock levels to ensure long lead items are available.
  • Ensure all targets are met - including safety, quality & delivery.
  • The Project Planning Engineer will carry out continuous improvements projects and assist in driving quality.
  • Continuously Monitor Production to resolve issues, identifying root cause and close loop to stop recurrences.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



For over 60 years, this business has been constantly evolving their product portfolio to meet the demands and ever-changing needs for some of the world’s largest industries. From the design of their first ever product, the business has sustained manufacturing excellence, setting the industry standard.

Today they operate from a purpose built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Northampton, where they routinely design and develop system solutions for bespoke applications.

Project Engineer Package, Benefits and Hours

  • Salary £35,000 - £45,000, negotiable dependent on experience
  • Excellent contractual benefits package to include a healthy contributory pension scheme, death in service, income protection benefits and health insurance, together with a non-contractual annual profit share bonus
  • 33 days holiday 
  • 37 hours per week; Monday to Thursday 08:30am – 17:15pm, Fridays 08:30am – 12:30pm

Commutable From: Northampton, Leicester, Coventry, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Banbury

The Role

The Project Engineer will identify the technical challenges of various projects and derive appropriate solutions, coupled with the necessary organisational skills to lead projects within the allocated timescale and budget. You will be an excellent collaborator and able to build a strong rapport with our customers worldwide.

This is a detailed Engineering calculations role with some project leadership.

Project Engineer Person Specification

  • Any experience of rotating equipment projects/industry would be highly advantageous.
  • Qualified to either Bachelor or Master’s degree level in an engineering discipline with significant mechanical engineering content.
  • Experience in technical design and CAD, with the ability to produce 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D sketches
  • Initiative-taking and enthusiastic, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Possessing excellent levels of detail and accuracy, and able to shoulder responsibility
  • Microsoft packages, to include Excel, PowerPoint, and Project, to an intermediate standard. Experience of technical software packages would be desirable e.g., FEA & rotor dynamics

Project Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Identify technical risks at the earliest opportunity and implement cost-effective solutions.
  • Work with the engineering team to brainstorm and review potential engineering solutions. Proactively consult with other internal departments and teams as required.
  • The Project Engineer will take ownership of multiple engineering projects with active involvement in a wide range of products.
  • Provide technical liaison from inception to realisation in the specification and / or design, development, and commissioning of customer and / or internal projects.
  • Diagnose faults and rectify to validate products to a high quality.
  • Ensuring designs meet all legislative requirements necessary and comply with company quality procedures.
  • Produce specifications, test documentation and instructions to accurate exacting standards and assist with commissioning products as required.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


PROJECT MANAGER - (Tooling / Work-Holding Solutions)  

We have an immediate open position for a Project Manager to join a small, but busy organisation in the Worcestershire region. The company has over a 50-year proud history of providing state of the art 3D CAD designed and Computer Aided Manufactured bespoke tooling and work-holding solutions to a variety of major manufacturing and OEM customers across market sectors such as Automotive, Aerospace, Off Highway Vehicles, White Goods and Food Processing.

Having an excellent reputation for manufacturing quality and innovative design, the company have been able to rapidly expand their skilled workforce, facilities and equipment in recent years and can now offer a complete package of project managed services to their customers, from small tooling solutions to complete automated production lines and equipment.

Project Manager - Package

  • £45,000 - £50,000
  • Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays 
  • Flexible Working 
  • Expenses 
  • Full Suite of MS Office / Project Software Tools and Hardware 
  • Project Ownership 

Project Manager Duties 

  • The main purpose of the position is to work in liaison with key accounts and customers to ensure projects are completed on time and to cost, with end deliverables that meet customers’ expectations. 
  • Working with the organisations own internal Design, Operations, and Sales Teams to ensure projects gateways are met within agreed timescales and profitability can always be achieved. 
  • Plan projects and programmes with supplier and materials timeline considerations and potential delays or additional costs factored in. 
  • Deal with Design Change or Cost Down exercises quickly and effectively to ensure minimal delay 
  • Read and understand customer and internal CAD Drawings and Designs to ensure the right specification and builds are always achieved.
  • Work with and support internal Quality Management Systems to ensure all projects meet with the company’s own requirements and high standards.
  • Utilising project software and tools to compile data and reports for internal and external update meetings. 
  • Manage multiple projects with lead times that can vary between 12 – 20 weeks on average 
  • Be the main point of contact for the customer
  • Represent the company at Customer and Off-Site Visits and Meetings 

Project Manager Requirements 

  • 5 Years’ experience in a Project / Customer Liaison position with responsibility for the delivery of programmes. 
  • HND / Degree in an Engineering discipline or Time Served Apprenticeship 
  • A good working understanding of Tooling, Jigs & Fixtures and Automation
  • Strong communication and presentation skills / MS Project Office
  • Good Commercial Acumen 
  • Good awareness of NPD and Manufacturing Methods 
  • Good appreciation of 3D CAD Software Packages 
  • Good appreciation of Quality, ISO and QMS 
  • Good exposure to working directly with end customers (Design / Build Changes, Cost Downs, Materials) 

This is a great position for an engineer or manager who is looking for direct responsibility for the delivery of projects, from concept through to final delivery and sign off.

Commutable from Worcester, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Redditch, West Bromwich, Dudley, Stourbridge, Tewksbury, Evesham, Coventry, Banbury

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



I am recruiting an excellent opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to join a growing engineering team, maintaining a range of manufacturing plant equipment. The role requires you to work a Monday – Friday alternating AM/PM (8-4 / 4-12 shift).

  • £45,000
  • Excellent holiday
  • Company Pension
  • Plenty of overtime in the week and on the weekend. 

Along with a recognised maintenance qualification in either Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance, the ideal Maintenance Engineer will have experience of PLC/PC controlled machine tool or process control/production equipment. Ability to interpret technical drawings including PLC, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical drawings.

Requirements/ Duties for the role of Maintenance Engineer:

When reactive job is allocated ensure that the task is personally owned and followed through to completion or when shift handover required the maintenance supervisor is given all the correct information.
Personally, own any planned preventative tasks issued and liaise with operations to ensure task is completed to a high standard, with minimal operational disruption.

We would be looking to talk to Maintenance Technicians or Maintenance Electrician’s/ Maintenance Engineers and the role is commutable from Nuneaton, Coventry, Leicester, Hinckley and Rugby.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994



This is a great opportunity within a leading company’s centre of excellence, which is privately owned and with operations in 20 countries. In the UK, they develop and manufacture bespoke products, with over 90% being exported.

They currently have a number of patents, world firsts and are committed to continuous product development on a concurrent engineering basis. 

Lead Mechanical Development Engineer Package and Benefits

  • £45,000 - £50,000
  • Performance related bonus
  • Free life Assurance
  • Joint contributory pension scheme, 
  • Private medical insurance (after a qualifying period)
  • 37.5 hours per week – with flexible hours
  • Early finish on Friday’s

Commutable From: Milton Keynes, Leicester, Peterborough, Rugby, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Banbury, Market Harborough, St Neots

Lead Mechanical Development Engineer Candidate Requirements (but not limited to)

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree, or similar.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a product design and development role.
  • Involvement in the electro-mechanical design and development of precision industrial instruments and/or process plant equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to technically lead new product development projects from the feasibility phase through to implementation in production.
  • Practical experience using SolidWorks or equivalent CAD software to construct 3D models, manufacturing drawings and BOM’s.
  • The Lead Mechanical Development Engineer will have experience using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools.
  • Familiar with the principles and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Advantageous experience would include: knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc. Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc, awareness of basic manufacturing processes e.g. turning and milling.

Lead Mechanical Development Engineer Key Responsibilities (this job description is not exhaustive; a full role description will be sent to you)

  • The Lead Mechanical Development Engineer will technically lead new product development projects from the feasibility phase through to implementation in production.
  • Work closely with other departments (Production, Production Engineering, Test and Validation, Purchasing, Quality, Product Management) during the new product development process to maximise the potential of new products with respect to design for manufacture and assembly, cost, performance, quality and reliability.
  • Preparation of manufacturing drawings and BOM’s using SolidWorks CAD and PLM software. When required, technically assess and implement design change requests related to the full product range.
  • Work closely with and technically support other departments and suppliers to improve existing designs with respect to manufacturability and assembly. 
  • Provide technical assistance to other departments and suppliers to help solve technical problems during manufacture and assembly.
  • Oversee validation testing required during the new development and design change process and summarise results in a technical report. 
  • Wide-ranging support to the R&D department in the research, testing and development of flow instrumentation.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994



The successful candidate MUST have previous experience as an IT Technician and is able to maintain the computer and network systems.

  • Starting Salary £30,000 - £35,000 + DOE
  • Corporate Discounts 
  • Annual Health Surveillance 
  • Company Subsidised Pension Scheme 

This is an excellent opportunity for an IT Technician who is used to providing support across the business and can provide cover and assistance in Customer Services and Logistics departments.

IT Technician Duties:

  • Assisting with support to users both local and remote resolving PC and network problems
  • Responding to equipment support requests, e.g., replacing cables, moving computers, changing printer toners
  • Provide day to day cover in Customer Services and Logistics depts to include but not limited to data input, scanning, monitoring of dept. email inboxes
  • Maintain accurate software and hardware records
  • To understand and adhere to Company policies and procedures which are relevant to both the site and the working environment

IT Technician Requirements:

  • Having a minimum of 2 years’ IT experience is essential 
  • Previous experience of working with Syteline or similar ERP software is advantageous 
  • Advanced IT skills (Excel including formulas, Pivots, VLOOKUPs and PowerBI) 
  • Being diligent and methodical with attention to detail, with respect to change documentation
  • Releasing and implementing system changes & producing End User Documentation 

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as an IT Technician, IT Service Engineer, IT Helpdesk Technician, IT Support Technician or Data Administrator.

This IT Technician role is commutable from: Derby, Burton upon Trent, Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Coalville, Ashby-de-la-Zouch