Project Engineer - Electrical Automotive Systems

Job Description

Project Engineer - Electrical Automotive Systems 

One of the most prestigious automotive manufacturers in the UK is looking to add a number of Project and Systems Engineers to its bespoke vehicle team. 

The position will be part of the vehicle innovation team, who are tasked with the remit to improve the driving and user experience to meet the bespoke needs of their customers. 

Project Engineer - Electrical Automotive Systems – Benefits Package:

  • Salary £45,500
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Company Bonus Scheme 
  • Flexible Hybrid Working (Work in the office 2 – 3 days per week)
  • Excellent Tax Efficient Car Scheme 
  • Career Progression 
  • Relocation Package 

The Project Engineer Purpose:

  • Offering a bespoke client experience through innovation and the delivery of content and features that support the expectations of what a customised and bespoke vehicle should be. 
  • Working as a Project Engineer the role will be responsible for the management and the delivery of component and system development activities across the relevant multi-departmental process-chain, to ensure on time introduction and integration into Bespoke Vehicle Project content. 
  • The position is responsible for project planning and delivery engineering activities to the required detail in support of the tasks assigned by the Lead Engineer.
  • Key accountabilities / experience required includes:
  • Engineering activities will include. 
  • Researching initial Concepts, Engineering Costing, Engineering Design, Risk Analysis, Centre of Competence Alignment, Test Planning & Validation, Project Planning and on-time Release of product parameters (product properties & function, costs, weight, quality, timing) as defined by feature sheets assigned by the Lead Engineer.

Additional responsibilities can include:

  • To lead the design & development of bespoke components including the generation of Bill of Material, Specification documents, checking of CAD Data & wiring drawings and prepare information for Engineering System Release
  • To communicate with Series engineering stakeholders to agree the required Legal, Safety & group requirements the component or feature must adhere to & ensure the component designs are integrated within the series product packaging
  • To lead the Simultaneous Engineering Team for a commodity, conduct project management activities within the team of stakeholders from other functions and mediate any conflicts within the process chain.
  • Creation & maintenance of the necessary risk analysis steps, including Risk filters, DFMEAs, and ensure associated Legal, Safety & Group standard requirements are brought into DVPs, Specifications, and other engineering documents
  • To ensure requirements required for manufacture are implemented into the design and associated documents
  • To determine the required quality requirements from an engineering perspective working with design & quality functions
  • To validate the product to all homologation/Legal Regulation requirements before preparing information for Engineering Release.

Position Requirements 

  • Be familiar with Software and/or Hardware design & manufacturing processes, including schematics
  • Electronics Laboratory skills, including use of scopes, signal generators, Vector CAN tool set
  • Familiar with Automotive Software development processes & Functional Modelling techniques
  • Complex Problem Investigation techniques, Problem Resolution & Reporting,
  • Knowledge of working closely with Suppliers & managing the supplier to deliver to plan.
  • Degree in Automotive/Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Sufficient experience in an Automotive Engineering development environment (Electrical)
  • Knowledge of Automotive Manufacturing End of Line and Configuration Processes
  • Experience in automotive engineering project engineering and leading cross-functional teams (without man-management responsibility)
  • Knowledge of international automotive legislation and homologation requirements 

This is a great opportunity to join a global recognised brand that can offer a superb career opportunity for personal and professional development, 

Commutable from: Horsham, Worthing, Southampton, Basingstoke, Croydon

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994



A once in a lifetime opportunity has arisen for a Project Engineer within a highly prestigious luxury Brand working within a bespoke engineering team.

As the Project Engineer, you will be responsible for steering bespoke features and projects to meet pre-agreed milestones.  The opportunities available within this group are truly outstanding, and your progression would be actively encouraged within the group.

The Project Engineer will be the at the forefront of delivering content and features that support in the definition and delivery of what Bespoke epitomises in the future. 


  • Up to £45,000 Dependent on experience
  • Very generous relocation package available
  • X1 Company cars (No tax implications)
  • Unparalleled prospects
  • Superb Pension
  • Hybrid flexible working – Can work from Home
  • Healthcare 
  • Bonus
  • Working directly with the Senior Management team
  • A once in a lifetime opportunity


  • Management and delivery of component and system development activities
  • Project planning and delivery of engineering activities
  • Researching initial concepts, engineering costing, Engineering design, Risk analysis, Test planning and Validation, Project planning and on-time Release
  • Electronic laboratory skills
  • Lead the design and development of bespoke components including B.O.M’s and checking CAD data and wiring / pinning drawings
  • Financially evaluate bespoke features for engineering relevant budget costs including Make-Or-Buy, Testing, Engineering Manpower, development materials
  • Risk analysis including DFMEA’s
  • Determine Quality requirements
  • Validate the product to all homologation / Legal regulation requirements
  • Continually improve processes


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent In Electrical or Electronic Engineering
  • Product development and validation experience, electrical knowledge essential
  • People management, with coaching and development skills
  • Experience of milestone product development processes / gateway processes
  • A passion for development
  • Connected Apps / cloud-based integration experience would be highly advantageous
  • The ability to juggle multi projects at one time
  • An outstanding communicator
  • Committed to continuous improvements
  • A sense of humour is essential!

This is the most exciting position, offering you a wonderful, long-term career, within a truly exciting world leading, highly reputable brand.

The role is commutable from Chichester, Crawley, Winchester, Southampton, Brighton, and Basingstoke.

A very generous relocation package is available OR Hybrid working is offered, with the ability to work from home.

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



The Company

The business is an SME, with 150 employees and 60 years of manufacturing heritage. They have a global supply chain and export over 30% of their product to a world-wide network of customers. The operation consists of a fabrication facility, assembly area, large yard, logistics area and finished goods stores with the majority of product designed and manufactured by the company at their UK site. 

This is a company and role that offers realistic opportunities for career progression and development, being at the forefront of their industry and market leaders within it.

Project Manager Salary and Benefits

  • £40,000, negotiable dependant on level of experience
  • Company Car
  • Monday to Thursday 7:30am – 4:15pm, 12pm on Friday’s
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Early finish Friday’s

Commutable From: Sheffield, Rotherham, Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Worksop, Newark on Trent

The Role

  • This position would suit a proven Project Manager, who ideally has some Construction exposure.
  • Reporting to the Contracts Manager, you will undertake any reasonable requests required within the role.
  • Managing and coordinating projects and timetables within client’s contracts. Department to ensure all objectives are met safely within timescale, current legislation and budget.

Project Manager Person Specification

  • An understanding of H&S requirements for construction would be highly advantageous.
  • Proven Project Manager exposure.
  • Flexible working one day per week on client site, CSCS.

Project Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the sales team to conduct the sales-contracts handover defining scope and objectives of each project.
  • Liaising with the client to arrange and undertake a pre-start meeting to ensure that scope and objectives are agreed.
  • Preparation and issuing a contract programme for agreement with all interested parties.
  • Ensure the Risk Assessments and Method Statements are compiled and issued to the client prior to commencing site activities.
  • Ensure site packs are compiled with all relevant LOLER, PUWER inspections present, and are compiled with all relevant drawings and specifications for the project.
  • Allocating the correct qualified labour resource to each managed project
  • Ensuring all materials are called off at the correct time and delivery instructions are correct.
  • Site visits as and when necessary to ensure objectives are being met by others.
  • Undertaking site inspections and safety walk rounds, compiling and issuing reports to interested parties
  • Monitor, report and update on projects throughout their progress.
  • Manage the handing over of projects to the client snag free and complete.
  • Undertake billing of the project either at milestones or when complete.
  • KPI’s will include - profitability of jobs comes to the tolerance of +/- 10% and contacting the customer - within 1 week of receiving the job from Contracts Manager.

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



I have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Key Account Manager, based in the Midlands, with a multi-billion-dollar global business. Our client is looking for a self-sufficient Key Account Manager to join the Sales team, with the offering of a competitive salary, bonus, and a company car. 

Key Account Manager Role Benefits:

  • Salary of £40,000 - £45,000 + Bonus
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Company Car
  • Free onsite parking at Head Office

Duties of the Key Account Manager include:

You will be required to manage Key Accounts within the business alongside exploring new channels of distribution, other duties include:  

  • Achieving annual commercial sales targets.
  • Building strong relationships with buyers and merchandisers.
  • Reporting to the Sales Manager weekly
  • Organising and undertaking quarterly and monthly business reviews.   

Requirements include: 

  • Ability to commit to above 60% travel
  • A proven track record of sales experience
  • Experience in retail or wholesale sector is preferrable, but not essential
  • High levels of Excel Skills and experience in Word and PowerPoint

This is an excellent opportunity with a continuously expanding company. If you would like to find out more about this role, please apply. 

This Key Account Manager position is commutable from: Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent and surrounding areas.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Sales Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994