Job Description

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




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



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



An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a consultative manufacturing business in a Sales Support capacity.

The company design and manufacture bespoke solutions for a range of industries. Their manufacturing capabilities include castings, pressings and fabrication.

  • Starting Salary - £25,000 + DOE
  • Onsite Parking
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 33 Days Holiday including Bank holidays  

The successful candidate MUST have previous experience as in a Sales Support role or have held a similar role previously.

The Sales Support role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the external sales rep with documentation, quotes, tenders etc.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders to obtain information for quotes and for customers
  • Supporting with business development activities
  • Maintaining the CRM system

Sales Support Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a similar commercially focused support role
  • Ability to understand, to some degree, technical and engineering drawings
  • Comfortable using spreadsheets
  • Be organised and structured in your work
  • Confident and outgoing
  • Driven and self-motivated

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as in Sales Support, Sales Administrator, Office Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Office administrator

This Sales Support role is commutable from Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sutton Coldfield, Stourbridge, Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Smethwick, Oldbury



I have a tremendous opportunity for a Maintenance Fitter to join a hugely successful and highly reputable company situated near Dudley. 

My client is looking for a Maintenance Fitter to join their busy team. Working a x2 shift rotating pattern of days and nights you will be responsible for all maintenance activities on site, to ensure factory production is maximised.  

Maintenance Fitter Role Benefits:

  • Salary £37,360
  • 25 days holiday + BH  
  • Employer Contribution Pension Scheme.
  • Death in Service. 
  • Free Parking. 

Maintenance Fitter Duties include:

  • Days & Nights (06:00 – 16:00 / 20:00 – 06:00) 
  • Plan and carry out preventive maintenance.
  • Attend breakdowns. 
  • Work to a high standard. 
  • Facilities maintenance. 
  • Maintain plant and equipment. 

As a Maintenance Fitter Requirements include: 

  • Recognised Engineering Qualification.
  • Heavy industry knowledge.  
  • Mig welding. 
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics experience. 
  • Fabrication knowledge. 
  • Be able to use own initiative, make effective decisions and judgments when required. 
  • Be able to work unsupervised.  

Please apply find out more about this fantastic role. 

This Maintenance Fitter position is commutable from: Stourbridge, Dudley, Bilston, Kidderminster, Kingswinford, Wolverhampton, Harborne and surrounding areas.

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



We are a well-respected employer within the heavy engineering sector and are seeking to recruit proven Maintenance Engineer to support our DAY SHIFT plant project team. 


  • £29,000
  • Pus Paid Overtime at Premium Rates
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Straight Day Working (Monday – Friday)
  • Stable Working Environment as we are a Key Worker Specific Sector.

Duties of a Maintenance Engineer 

  • Working within a large, supportive team you will be required to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance across our plant. 

Requirements of a Maintenance Engineer

  • Ideally you will hold formal Apprenticeship, however must hold either a City & Guilds Level C / 3 or NVQ 3 Standard qualification in Mechanical Fitting / Engineering, allied to having a proven experience of undertaking both planned and reactive maintenance within either a heavy engineering / manufacturing, process or production environment. In addition to your “hands on” skills if you have experience of mentoring apprentices, managing contractors and / or ordering spares you will get the opportunity to utilise these skills. 

This is a great opportunity to move your career into a straight day working role, where you will not only gain an incredible benefits package, but also be secure in the knowledge that you will be in a stable working environment and classified as a Key Worker . 

The Maintenance Fitter role is commutable from Birmingham, Dudley, Smethwick, Walsall, Wednesbury, & Oldbury

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