Projects Engineering

Our Projects and Programme Engineering Desk has been set up to supply the growing trend in many engineering sectors to recruit project staff to support external or internal customers orders.

This Division covers all areas from the initial enquires through to design and concept, production, quality and test, through to final delivery or installation. We cover a range of industry such as Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods, Electronic & Electrical Appliances, Special Purpose Machinery, Marine, Scientific, Oil & Gas, Off Highway/Quarry, Chemical and the Water Industry.

Whatever the size of the company we can offer expert support in finding relevant skilled project engineers to ensure projects and programmes run smoothly and meet required deadlines



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


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

  • £40,000 to £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 business is a leading retailer, offering low-price, high-quality products. They have a portfolio of around 430 stores, with approximately 3,000 employees across the UK. 

Their projects department are in an exciting period, which the Project Coordinator will be part of. They are currently rolling out new concept stores, which, as a result means there are several stores planned to roll out under the new concept, whether it be a refit or a relocation along with new store openings.

The Project Coordinator will have a level of exposure to surveys and AutoCAD.

Project Coordinator Pay, Hours and Benefits

  • £28,000 - £38,000, dependant on experience
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Company Car 
  • 28days holiday inclusive of bank holidays – increasing to 33 days after 5 years’ service
  • Birthday holiday
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Free on-site gym
  • Opportunities for progression
  • 25% staff discount 
  • Pension contribution 4%

Commutable From: Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Corby, Burton Upon Trent

Project Coordinator Role Overview

Working within a small, busy team your role will involve drawing existing buildings from surveys and developing these in to shop fit proposals.

Person Specification

Travel will be necessary to survey the properties, so the Project Coordinator will require a clean driving licence - essential.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in the following:

  • AutoCAD 
  • Survey experience
  • Excellent PC skills (Word/ Excel)
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Accuracy and a willingness to learn are essential.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994


Junior Project Assistant 

We have a great opportunity to join a global organisation and become a key member of their Projects Support Team.

We are working with a global corporation, who are looking to strengthen their south Staffordshire Project Office with the introduction of a Junior Project Assistant 

The company oversee the system design and introduction of capital plant equipment projects across the world and are now seeking support internally for new and existing projects.

  • £20,000 - £24,000
  • Pension 
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols) 
  • Early Finish on Fridays 

Junior Project Assistant Duties

  • The role will be directly involved in supporting projects with administration and information gathering activities, so the position will involve a high degree of IT and MS Office skills, along with regular communication via the telephone, TEAMS and email with internal and external parties. 
  • The organisations projects are typically 12 – 18 months in duration and involve weekly and monthly update meetings with all the relevant parties involved. 
  • Interaction with the Engineering, Sales and Logistic teams will be a daily activity, along with liaison with other international partners.

Junior Project Assistant – Requirements 

  • 6 – 12 months recent office environment working experience 
  • Good evidence of communicating with internal and external parties 
  • Good IT Skills (MS Office) 
  • Good presentation and document skills 
  • A formal College or University education 

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic individual who is looking for a fast-track career within a Commercial or Project Management remit. 

Commutable from Derby, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Birmingham, Cannock, Stone, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Coventry

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994