Project Engineer

04th June 2018

Job title: Project Engineer

Company: SCX Special Projects

Reports to: Head of Projects

Department: Projects

Location: 30 Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield S9 1GA

Package: Competitive salary / Life assurance / Westfield Health / Pension / Flexitime


Job Summary

The Project Engineer is to provide support to the Project Manager in leadership, direction and management of all assigned project resource to ensure achievement of project success factors, which are:

  • Projects completed on time
  • To agreed specification
  • To highest levels of quality commensurate with industry and commercial proposal
  • Achievement of, and ideally improvement of handed over budget performance
  • In accordance with all SCX health and safety requirements and HSE legislation
  • Whilst meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations

In line with these factors the Project Engineer's Roles and Responsibilities include:


Main Duties and Responsibilities

Project Delivery

  • Liaise with Project Manager and other key members of the engineering team to initiate new projects
  • Identifying required levels of resource to ensure project success factors are met
  • Manage and maintain the project programme
  • Source and manage the supply chain and their deliverables
  • Issues which could adversely affect the performance of a project are to be notified to the Project Manager


Administration Responsibilities

  • Read and understand the Job Specification
  • Understand the scope of the job and what has been allowed for in the tender
  • Manage the project cost against the estimate, and bring any overspend concerns to the attention of the Project Manager
  • Take control of the job budget, checking that all purchase requisitions for materials and site services are within cost budget, and suggesting ways in which savings can be made
  • Generate enquiries indicating; specific requirements, applicable standards and any special considerations, stipulating the quotation return date and delivery date as required
  • Where necessary, raise purchase orders for approved suppliers, taking into consideration both quality and value (competitive prices required for all enquiries unless agreed by the Commercial Manager or Head of Projects)
  • Review and approve purchase orders within approval level against project specification and budget
  • Maintain close contact with the Design Team, ensuring all drawings are checked and signed off, and meet the required specification
  • Control all job variations, ensuring these are costed, instructions are received from the client and they are presented for payment on a monthly basis
  • Liaise and negotiate with the client, to agree and solve queries raised on the account submitted


Site Responsibilities

  • Comply with all Health and Safety, Risk Assessments and Method Statements, ensuring compliance with SCX policies and HSE Regulations
  • Organise site surveys as and when required
  • Attend client design and co-ordination meetings, ensuring minutes are taken and actions tracked
  • Organise suitable sub-contract installers
  • Organise necessary site plant and equipment
  • Control on site QA in line with SCX policies and procedures.
  • Ensure sign-off of sub-contractor’s works to SCX requirements
  • Ensure sign-off by the client, either directly or through the Sub-contractor, as appropriate
  • Sign-off of Sub-Contractor invoices before payment by Accounts Department.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate with the Project Team and other departments as necessary to achieve project success factors
  • Ensure that there is parity between client expectations and ‘as sold’ criteria
  • Identify and resolve any issues to the satisfaction of SCX and its clients
  • Establish lines of communication with the client and ensure minutes are recorded for all meetings with the client
  • Liaise with the Engineering and Design Teams to ensure that the designed solution achieves project specifications
  • Effectively plan and organise project resources, to ensure all deliveries are made to the correct location, manufacture is done efficiently and that suitable, competent personnel is available when required
  • Deliveries and works on site must be properly organised with the client to ensure project success factors are met
  • Health & Safety is paramount in all that SCX do. All projects must be carried out in a safe manner ensuring that Health & Safety policies of SCX group and HSE regulations to be satisfied at all times
  • Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Health & Safety Plan documentation must be compiled with the appropriate input, and issued to the relevant people as necessary, to ensure works are carried out safely, and without incident
  • Any issues must be pre-emptively identified, reported to senior management in accordance with HSE Regulations, and resolved swiftly to avoid incident
  • Ensure Quality Control objectives as laid out in the SCX Quality Manual are met at all times
  • Any other reasonable request by senior management


Key Skills/Experience


  • Demonstrable track record of successfully delivering engineering projects meeting equivalent project success factors.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering projects in Industrial, Nuclear/Oil & Gas, commercial industries.
  • A relevant degree (or equivalent) in an Engineering discipline or proven and significant experience of working within an engineering company
  • Demonstrable understanding of relevant engineering standards, Health & Safety, CDM & CE Regulations
  • Demonstrable Experience of working with differing levels of responsibility
  • Willing to undergo security clearance to a minimum of SC.



  • Experience of working within the Mechanical Handling sector including overhead cranes, materials handling, moving structures.
  • Experience of working within the Nuclear Decommission or MOD sectors
  • Experience of running FAT & SAT (Factory and Site acceptance tests)
  • A relevant Health & Safety qualification such as NEBOSH, SMSTS, Safety Passport, CSCS.


If you’re looking for the opportunity to work in a dynamic and expanding business, then we’d love to hear from you.

Applications should be made by CV and cover letter addressed to Fiona Batty, and sent to