Senior Project Engineer

Bristol £40000 - £45000

Our client is a progressive and fast-growing Engineering and Manufacturing business delivering value added services in partnership with some of the World’s largest, most well-known brands and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). They’re extremely well established within their market and have adopted the enviable position of trusted advisors and solutions experts to their customers.

The nature of the work that they perform is varied and evolving, as is the market in which their customers occupy, meaning that they’re agile and adaptable, continually taking on new and ever larger projects, regularly introducing new products into manufacture. The projects can range from bespoke and relatively low volume to implementation of completely new, high volume and efficient manufacturing lines.

The products are mechanical and, in all cases, need a strong mechanical engineering ability in order to fully scope the nature of the work, finding and proving engineering-based solutions to problems, robustly and professionally working with the customer to agree the technical and commercial terms. In all cases the work is undertaken adopting agreed OEM standards of quality and OEM approved components.

The role

The company is a small to medium sized enterprise and, following an MBO a few years ago, they have been on a journey - people and culture, developing new, profitable business and driving continuous improvement. As such, they now seek to appoint a new Senior Project Engineer whose role will be to continue in this vein. The role will be varied and broad but will also be hands-on and more closely responsible for the detail than would be usual for a role at this level within a larger company. You will lead a multiskilled team in taking projects from bid stage through to successful production, ensuring that all stages of the process are managed effectively, including:

  • Frequent liaison and commercial and technical negotiation with the customer, ensuring agreement of the engineering scope of projects and their commercial viability.
  • Managing your team and wider internal stakeholders to develop manufacturing processes and implementation of production/assembly facilities, including jigs, fixtures, general assembly/production tooling and testing. As part of the management team, you will develop a close relationship with Production, Quality and Maintenance.


  • Leadership - you will have proven experience leading, mentoring and developing teams and an understanding of best practice within a modern and forward-thinking workplace.
  • Innovation - you will have experience of challenging the status quo and making tangible improvements in processes, working practices or other areas of business. You will be passionate about positive change, independent in your thinking and innovative in your approach.
  • Communication - you will have an advanced level of "emotional intelligence", able to communicate effectively at all levels, assertive and confident and clearly able to articulate yourself.

In addition to new products, you will oversee all existing product manufacturing, ensuring any appropriate new processes used for new lines can also be applied, driving continuous improvement and greater efficiency throughout.

The company offers an unusual opportunity to work in an environment of the highest levels of quality yet enjoying a breadth of role that includes exposure to all areas of the business, from commercial, customer facing to the challenging engineering solutions/process design side too.

Offering £40,000 - £45,000 and a generous benefits package, flexible working environment that includes pension, life insurance, 30 days annual leave (+ bank holidays), Friday afternoons off, relocation support and an environment in which career progression is offered and encouraged.

If you are interested in hearing more or in making an application, please apply now, with your CV for immediate consideration

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£40000 - £45000



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