Project Engineer

At Premier Foods, we create the food the nation loves for modern life.

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr. Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

Location Salary Function Closing date
Ashford Competitive Package Project Engineering 18-11-2016

Job description

At Premier Foods, our purpose is to create the food our nation loves most for modern life. And we’ve been doing it for a long time - many of our much-loved brands have been part of UK life for more than a century.
We’re introducing innovative new products and changing how people cook and consume food.  Almost 95% of UK households have our products in their cupboards, and we have a burgeoning International business. We’re going places and it’s a great time to join us.
We're delighted to offer the opportunity for an experienced Project Engineer to join our fast paced production site in Ashford. The role will focus on implementing and co-ordinating Capital Projects in line with manufacturing and site infrastructure strategies whilst continuously seeking ways to reduce costs.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  • Providing detailed justification for proposed capital projects prior to submitting proposals
  • Preparing Tender and Purchase Specifications
  • Conducting risk assessments (ALARPs) in line with the Company and UK legislation
  • Writing engineering performance specifications
  • Selection and procurement of equipment in line with purchasing policy
  • Conducting vendor assessments and completing relevant paperwork
  • Budget control and spend forecasting
  • Delivery of approved projects on time and in full
  • Working closely with manufacturing to ensure the smooth installation and handover of machinery projects
  • Completing pre-delivery checks/inspections to ensure compliance with Health and Safety regulations, PUWER assessments and CE marking
  • Assessing the performance of the equipment
  • Contractor management
  • Organising supplier/project meetings * Using SAP to raise orders, track orders and investigate invoices
Minimum Requirements
  • Post graduate experience in engineering discipline Mechanical / Electrical where some experience of Project Management has been demonstrated
  • Project planning and management skills
  • Conversant with CDM process
  • Familiar with lifting regulations, LOLER, ATEX, DSEAR, PUWER & CE marking
  • Computer literate
  • Able to read and understand drawings
  • Conversant with Construction, Design and Management (CDM) process
  • Able to work under pressure on own initiative
  • High level of IT literacy (fully conversant with MS Project)

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