JUNIOR PROJECT COORDINATOR

Job Description

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.

Documentation

  • 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

SIMILAR JOBS

 

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

 

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

 

Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Senior Development Engineer Salary: £51,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Role Overview

  • The test development engineer team is a support team in the Product Development department. The senior development engineer role is running quality assurance tests on New Product Integration & for continual improvement of current products, as well as taking technical lead for electronics, legislation and providing guidance / direction to the development engineers.
  • This is a hands-on testing role of prototypes and production products. Feedback and analysis from the products tested are required to continually improve the design with the Product Development team.
  • Reporting to the Process Leader in Product Development, this role focuses on the ability to manage, create and implement practical innovative and cost-effective developments that enable the business to gain market share by the generation and release of new products.

This role has a direct impact on the business achieving increased market share and return through cost effective and timely development of innovative products which comply with National and International Standards.

Senior Development Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum qualification is a Degree in an Engineering Discipline with at least 5 years in an engineering / developmental role. 
  • Excellent communication skills in both the spoken and written form.
  • Be fully conversant with product development systems, materials, specifications and processes necessary for the generation and introduction of new products and features.
  • Having a proven capability that includes development of products and / or features (reflecting timing, financial & quality targets).
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel. Ability to work effectively on your own or part of a project team.
  • Can analyse and compile testing data from the tests performed.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines. Flexibility and adaptability within a pressurised environment.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Managing and motivating a multi-disciplined project team that will deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective products and features from the conceptual stage to introduction. Managing, planning, costing and controlling a budget associated with a new or modified product or feature. 
  • Being a developmental lead and point of reference within the product development team capable of developing, analysing, interpreting and implementing solutions for new products, or to ensure resolution of any warranty or value analysis proposal.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and adherence to business processes and an awareness of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001. Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards. Also working to USA and other Regionally different Standards.
  • Writing and publishing detailed and comprehensive test reports internally and management of risk for the team
  • Produce both technical presentations and applied samples as and when required in support of sales for customer demonstration and information
  • To undertake or delegate product developments as necessary to ensure timely release of designs, drawings, specifications, etc, as appropriate in line with the project plans / business needs.
  • Maintain programmes throughout the NPI process. Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions.
  • Actively support test time reduction through Continuous Improvement principles and actively promote 5S principles within the test department.

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

 

Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Design Engineer Salary: £40,000

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Role Function

The Design Engineer will form part of the product development team, reporting to the Technical Director. This role focuses on the ability to manage, create and implement practical innovative and cost-effective designs that enable the business to gain market share by the generation and release of new products.

Design Engineer Candidate Requirements

  • You will hold a minimum qualification of HNC in an Engineering Discipline with at least 5 years design related experience. 
  • Excellent communication skills in both the spoken and written form.
  • A capable experienced and ‘hands on’ Designer fully conversant with Solidworks and an associated Product Management System system, or similar.
  • Be fully conversant with Product Development systems, materials, specifications and processes necessary for the generation and introduction of new products and features.
  • Ability to effectively contribute to a project team, unafraid to challenge the norm.
  • Possess good analytical skills to formulate solutions and challenge assumptions
  • The Design Engineer will have self-motivation and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

Design Engineer Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and motivating a multi-disciplined project team that will deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective products and features from the conceptual stage to introduction.
  • Managing, planning, costing and controlling a budget associated with a new or modified product or feature. 
  • Alongside others be a pivotal part of the business design function proposing new and improved systems and business methodologies (whether these be CAD or business wide). 
  • Being a design lead and point of reference within the Product Development team capable of designing, analysing, interpreting and implementing solutions for new products, or to ensure resolution of any warranty or value analysis proposal.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and adherence to business processes and an awareness of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001.
  • To undertake or delegate product designs as necessary to ensure timely release designs, engineering drawings, CAD files, specifications, etc., as appropriate.

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

 

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an ambitious Technical Sales Engineer.

Do you have previous experience in selling Power Electronics or LED Solutions? 

The role will involve selling LED solutions to be used for various applications including Airports, Street Lighting, roadway signage etc.

This role is ideal for a candidate who has experience in gaining new business and expanding into new markets. The company also has sites in the UK along with Paris and Milan.

  • Starting Salary - £30,000 - £40,000 DOE + £10k Bonus
  • Very competitive commission structure
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Holiday home in Spain staff for staff to use for free
  • International travel involved 

Technical Sales Engineer Duties:

  • As Technical Sales engineer you will be expected to expand and discover new clients 
  • Work with leading companies such as Rolls Royce, Porche, CERN & NASA
  • Able to sell and supply LED applications to different markets
  • Liaise with internal operations such as accounts team & other departments
  • Be able to communicate effectively with various stakeholders

Technical Sales Engineer Requirements:

  • A strong sales engineering background in either LED Solutions or the Power Electronics industry 
  • Experienced working within the Lighting industry would be an advantage
  • Preferably someone with a Degree, HND or a design skill background
  • A knowledge of thermal management would be advantageous
  • Have a history of driving sales and winning new business 

This is a very exciting role and suitable ideally for someone with experience in the LED lighting or Lighting manufacturing industry. If you are looking to advance your career as a Technical Sales Engineer, then this opportunity is for you.

This role is commutable from: Milton Keynes, Bedford, Aylesbury, Northampton, Luton, Bicester, Welwyn Garden City & Leighton Buzzard

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994