Job Description

This is the opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join a UK leading business, who are very long-standing, well respected and continuing to lead the way in their industry.

From their Midlands HQ, they support clients across a multitude of industries, including Engineering, Rail, Construction, Energy and Material Handling.

Salary and Hours 

  • £40,000
  • Monday – Thursday, 7:45am to 4:45pm, 2:15pm finish on Fridays
  • Package includes, sick pay, life insurance and free parking

Commutable From: Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Nottingham, Tamworth, Hinckley

Project Manager Candidate Specification

  • High level sales experience in a client facing environment.
  • Expert knowledge of the steel fabrication sector and the industries that feed into it.
  • Established contacts and prospects relevant to the steel fabrication sector.
  • Production management experience would be useful. 
  • The ability to read technical tender drawings.

Project Manager Key Responsibilities

  • The Project Manager will support the Estimating dept. to extract and price materials when required.
  • Decide best process route for the items to be fabricated, put times to processes using practical knowledge.
  • Generate quotation documents and send to clients.
  • The Project Manager will liaise with customers, negotiate and complete tenders to sales. As well as Establish supply chain costs to be included in tenders.
  • Ensure the Company CRM system is accurately maintained.
  • Provide a timely response and an exceptional level of service to all enquiries.
  • Convert won tenders to live orders within the company business system.
  • Process planning of routings, generation of weld maps and bills of material.
  • Manage supply chain for all bought-out components and manage the drawing package and works information to allow efficient production.
  • Liaise with Production on all manufacturing issues.
  • Generation and issue of quality documents to clients.
  • Full financial control and appraisal of each project.
  • Build relationships with clients and recognise new business opportunities.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



Project Engineer (Chemical)

A new opportunity has arisen to work for a global recognised producer of bespoke machinery and equipment, who also offers a full turn-key project management solution that fully installs and commissions their products as well.

The organisation has many project and manufacturing locations around the world and are now seeking a Project Engineer (UK) to support the system design, installation and commissioning of process and material handling facilities into their European customer base. 

As an organisation they produce high tech equipment that manufacturers of Food and Pharmaceutical products will use to produce high volumes of units in a safe and effective manner. 

  • £30,000 - £35,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • Bonus 
  • 37.5 Hour Weeks
  • 1pm Finish Fridays 

Project Engineer Duties 

  • The purpose of the role is to support the customer and the European Manufacturing Centre with project management activities related to the safe and quick installation of equipment into brown and green field site locations around the world. 
  • Some projects will be multimillion pound programmes that may take over 18 months to complete, and some are smaller projects that may only take a few months to sign-off.
  • As a Project Engineer you will be the main point of contact with all relevant parties and have responsibility for creating and working to a tight project plan and P&ID drawings, ensuring that all parties and equipment are in the right place at the right time. 
  • Problem solving and communication skills will play a major part of this position and will often require international travel at short notice for an average of 7 – 10 days to deal with urgent issues. 
  • Liaison with specialist and industry field experts will also be a big part of this position. 
  • Project planning and communicating changes and compromises to relevant parties through data and new drawings are essential for this new role, along with understanding the limits of the products and internal manufacturing capabilities. 

Project Engineer Requirements 

  • A formal Degree or similar qualification in Chemical Engineering
  • 2 Years post study experience within a Chemical Process / System Design environment 
  • Good ability to use CAD Software 2D / 3D 
  • Good exposure to ATEX, HAZOPS and H&S regulations and requirements 
  • Some proven exposure of creating P&ID (PID) Drawings 
  • Some Project Engineering experience 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Team Player 

This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced working environment, where projects will take you all over the world and deal with challenging technical, process and safety issues on a weekly basis.

Commutable from Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Lichfield, Burton Upon Trent, Derby, Swadlincote, Coalville

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Sutton Coldfield

We are looking to appoint Trainee Recruitment Consultants to join our growing and successful teams.   

Ideally you will either have previous recruitment experience, or previous sales experience and be driven, a quick learner, hardworking and resilient, as these traits will enable a Recruitment Consultant to quickly build a successful patch and grow their earnings.

Some of the features that a Recruitment Consultant can expect from working for Probe include:

  • An Outstanding Commission Scheme – You could earn up to 30% on the fees that you generate, and you can earn commission on 100% of your billings.
  • Highly Competitive Basic Salaries – Commensurate with experience.  
  • A Structured Career Development Pathway – To Team Manager or Principal level.
  • A Highly Knowledgeable Team - You will work with some highly experienced and successful Consultants, some of whom have worked here for over 21 years.
  • Reduce Your Daily Commute - If you live in North Birmingham, you could cut the time and cost of going into the city each day.
  • Free Car Parking
  • Pension & Healthcare – After a short qualifying period.
  • An Excellent Working Environment – This is a very friendly office culture, and we adopt a mature approach to KPI management.
  • Incentives - We run a regular individual and team-based incentives, where you can win prizes and Michelin Star meals.  We also value and reward longevity with long service awards.

If you are a driven individual, ideally with some sales experience, and would like to be become a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, I’d be very keen to discuss this opportunity with you in greater detail.  

You can initiate that conversation by applying via this advertisement, or you can call or contact me directly – / 0121 321 4315

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Technical Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Project Manager, to work with a leading manufacturing of advanced process technology company, who have a rich, well-established background. They have sites here in the UK and overseas

The company's strength lies in its process expertise, engineering excellence and the ability to fully support customers worldwide. The service is complete - from design through installation and commissioning to lifetime support.

You will be a proven Project Manager, and experienced within a technical / process / project management environment.

Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £43,000
  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30am – 4pm, 12:30pm Finish on Friday’s
  • 30 days holiday (inc statutory) plus an additional three days at Christmas
  • Life Assurance
  • Healthy Pension
  • Company and Private Healthcare Scheme

Commutable From: Corby, Wisbech, Spalding, Stamford, Peterborough

Role Purpose

  • The Project Manager will manage projects assigned to you to maximise profitability for completion of the project to the contracted standard, with the aim of achieving the contracted schedule with efficient use of resources
  • To manage the risk on your projects to maximise profitability and adherence to schedule and to resolve problems as they arise in projects, mobilising the appropriate expertise where necessary. In particular, to work with the Installation & Commissioning Manager on site problems.
  • You will also maintain good and regular communication with the Operations team, liaise with the customer, gaining early notice of any problems, manage changes to the project to the company’s advantage – selling modifications where appropriate and agreeing achievable changes to schedule and specification.

Project Manager Person Specification

  • You will be Degree qualified, or suitably experienced within a technical / process / project management environment.
  • Customer focused, commercially aware / realistic.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal – at all business levels.
  • Strong meeting management skills.
  • High level of PC literacy.
  • Decisive, analytical thinker – excellent prioritisation, organisational and problem-solving abilities. Positive “Can Do” attitude, not willing to accept status quo (looking to improve practices and profitability).
  • Flexible with some overseas travel.

Project Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Keep records (both paper and electronic) to allow reference during and after the project execution, and report project status to the business as required.
  • Collect payment from the customer when invoices become due, ensuring the relevant documentation is properly managed. Ensure company documentation is completed at the relevant stages of the project.
  • To obtain sign-off from the customer at the close of the project, agreeing the start of warranty and getting feedback on performance.
  • The Project Manager will ensure site work is correctly progressed, liaising with the Installation & Commissioning Manager as much as required. To ensure the customer is informed of progress and is aware of their responsibility to progress the project.
  • Provide sales support before order take, when required, ensure project risk is effectively reviewed and mitigated throughout its duration and plan the despatch schedule such that it suits contractual commitments and the installation schedule for maximum efficiency.
  • Attend project meetings at the customer site as required, which may involve international travel. Call/manage project related meetings as required to resolve problems and obtain clear action plans

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


This is your chance to join an internationally recognised business / brand, who are in a substantial period of growth.

They are recruiting for a guitar playing Junior Project Coordinator, or a graduate who is keen to move into a Project Coordination / Management role commercially. 

This role isn’t for the feint hearted! It is an incredibly varied role and would suit someone who is driven by achieving targets, a strong team player, someone who is focussed on ‘the bigger company picture’ and passionate about helping the company grow.

Their project management team is the beating heart of the company, and although the role sits in their R&D team, they work closely across all company departments, regularly solving problems both inhouse and overseas - they go the extra mile to keep the projects on time and on cost whilst keeping a high standard of quality. Communication is key in this role, the Junior Project Coordinator cannot be afraid to ask the ‘why’ question and be confident in challenging others and process. 

Company Benefits

  • £25,000 - £28,000
  • Company performance and individual bonuses
  • 33 days holiday
  • Sick pay
  • Death in service cover
  • Unique, relaxed environment
  • Casual dress code

Commutable From: Northampton, Wellingborough, Rugby, Kettering, Bedford, Milton Keynes

Junior Project Coordinator Person Specification

  • Qualified to degree/ HND level or above in Electronics, Acoustics or Music Technology-based subjects.
  • Experience in a project management role or similar, with experience working in a target driven environment and working to deadlines.
  • The Junior Project Co-ordinator will be a guitar player, and confident with the setting up of amplifiers etc.
  • Ideally you will have experience of Microsoft Office, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident working with numerical data and financial information.
  • Incredibly organised, independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision, a very methodical and a diligent record keeper. A positive ‘can-do/ go getter’ attitude with a keen eye for detail.
  • Experience working in a purchasing role, although not essential.

Junior Project Coordinator Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

Project Management

  • The writing, maintenance and reporting of Microsoft project plans (including Gantt charts).
  • Working with the R&D Project Manager on prioritisation and follow-up of day-to-day project tasks.
  • Maintenance of project-related budgets and spends.
  • The formulation and maintenance of the project risk register.
  • Administrating the testing and documentation for new products (non-technical).
  • Tracking and maintaining costs on the projects, helping to achieve our goals.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally to achieve project objectives.
  • Coordinate resources in line with project plan to meet project requirements

Project Coordination

  • The coordination and chasing of project information between the UK-based company departments (R&D, Marketing, Sales etc).
  • The daily coordination of information and activities between the UK team and overseas engineering teams.

Technical Support

  • Setting up and performing product sound tests.
  • Sourcing local components for UK prototype production and testing.


  • Regular reports on all aspects of projects including timescales, budgets and costs.
  • The organisation and filing of project-related documentation from internal and external sources
  • Ensure that the QMS (Quality Management System) is followed and all project documentation if followed.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


This is an opportunity for an ambitious Design Engineer to join a growing and expanding business. The business is a supplier of quality systems for large engineering projects across a number of sectors. They work on systems within the power generation sector from hydroelectric power stations to critical plant within the nuclear industry. They also create systems to aid flood defence and fail-safe systems to combat the potential effects of natural disasters within cities.

Full product training will be given to the Design Engineer for this role. They design and manufacture complete hydraulic systems using Solidworks including Power Units, actuators and accumulators through to installation, commissioning and servicing.

Design Engineer Package

  • £25,000 - £30,000 dependant skill set and experience
  • 8.00am - 16.30pm Mon-Thurs, 8.00am - 15.30pm Fridays
  • 33 days holiday

Commutable From: Stafford, Uttoxeter, Stoke on Trent, Crewe, Leek, Congleton

Design Engineer Specification

  • The Design Engineer will have 3D CAD proficiency in producing quality detailed engineering drawings (Solidworks preferable)
  • HNC or equivalent in engineering is preferred, but isn’t essential
  • Knowledge or Hydraulic or Pneumatic Systems advantageous
  • Mechanical, Production or relevant Engineering background
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-Starter
  • Excellent time management skills, able to balance priorities of multiple projects
  • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and designing Hydraulic Schematics, General arrangements, Actuators and Manifolds
  • Production of Bills of Materials
  • Liaising with customers to refine requirement and design parameters
  • Working on projects from original concept to complete manufacture

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Fitter for a company within the Heavy Engineering Industry that are extremely unique.

The company operate a day shift with working hours 7am – 3.30pm

Maintenance Fitter role and benefits:

  • £35,000
  • Refined contribution pension scheme, with up to 10% company contributions (if employee pays 5%)
  • 25 days holiday plus statutory Bank holidays
  • 3 x salary death in service cover (if joining the pension scheme)
  • Bonus Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Maintenance Fitter duties will include but not limited to:

  • The diagnosis, location, and rectification of all mechanical faults on site, including pneumatic, hydraulic systems 
  • Responding to emergency situations in a timely and effective manner 
  • Plan out work and display initiative and common sense 
  • Adhere to current Safe Systems of Work, lock off and permit to work procedures 
  • Carry out all tasks in accordance with company Quality systems, hygiene standards and safe working practices 

As a Maintenance Fitter, the company will require you to have an NVQ / City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering or Apprentice trained. They will also look at talking too Maintenance Engineers or Mechanical Fitters for this role.

The role is commutable from Derby, Nottingham, Mansfield and Chesterfield.

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


We are seeking to recruit a proven Maintenance Fitter to join our plant Maintenance and Production team to support our operation within the East Midlands region on a 12-hour day and night shift. As a Maintenance Fitter you will be required to undertake planned and reactive maintenance tasks throughout our facility and improve and maintain plant reliability.

Maintenance Fitter Benefits:

  • Salary is negotiable dependant on your experience and ranges from £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
  • Annual leave 23 days plus bank holidays increasing to 25 with length of service
  • Life Assurance 4 x annual salary
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers.

You must be qualified Mechanically and hold experience as a Fitter/ Engineer, we would be interested in talking to Maintenance Technicians aswell. You must have a Maintenance ability having gained your experience of supporting plant within a heavy engineering environment such as chemical processing, oil refineries, quarrying, recycling, power generation, steel works or within a heavy plant overhaul support organisation. 

Maintenance Fitter duties may include:

  • Support planned shutdowns, absence, holiday cover for the fitting team/ production ops team
  • Ensure efficient operation of plant and minimise down time
  • Root cause analysis to ensure plant reliability 

This Maintenance Fitter role is commutable from Derby, Litchfield, Stafford, Burton upon Trent and Loughborough

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