Project Engineer



We are currently recruiting for a Project Engineer to be based at our client’s site in Porton Down, Salisbury. The role will be full time, 40 hrs per week, 08.00-17.00

This role will involve ownership of all allocated building and system upgrades, modifications, decommissioning projects and minor new works valued up to £3m pa within a highly regulated, secure estate as a key member of a TFM team, ensuring works are completed to schedule, cost and quality standards.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Initiate contact with specialists and suppliers for quotes, reports and professional advice.
  • Prepare briefs, schedules and scope documents in consultation with Client Staff.
  • Prepare budget costs and manage on-going project costs.
  • Co-ordinate the procurement and resource planning within the requirements project.
  • Appoint and manage consultants and other specialist contractors.
  • Carry out task related risk assessments and maintain records.
  • Review and management of contractor risk assessments and method statements.
  • Liaison and organisation of any out of hours work including the management of sub-contractors, ensuring both site security and the Client are aware of the works.
  • Inspection of permits to work issued to sub-contractors, ensuring they are operated correctly.
  • Manage projects from design, tender, installation to testing and commissioning, practical completion, handover and ensuring asset management procedures are followed.
  • Carry out regular contract reviews covering both operational & commercial matters in accordance with procedures.
  • Manage all health & safety matters in accordance with relevant procedures and current legislation
  • Take responsibility for successful delivery in accordance with requirements outlined by the Client or nominated representatives.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Time served apprenticeship or qualification to ONC Level or equivalent in, electrical, mechanical or refrigeration discipline.
  • Previous experience of engineering working in a highly regulated environment.
  • Multi-skilled trade background with a good mechanical and electrical aptitude.
  • Detailed understanding of CDM.
  • To be fully conversant with general safety, health and environmental legislation including PUWER.
  • To have a working knowledge of the current HVCA Codes or Practice and installation.
  • Knowledge of key operational procedures e.g. time sheets, planned maintenance systems, quality, health & safety.
  • Demonstrable hands-on technical expertise in a number of key operational areas.
  • Demonstrable skills in dealing with and working closely with internal and external stakeholders and suppliers.