Project Engineer

Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Permanent
Salary £38000 - 45000 per year 25 days - Monday to Friday + pension matched up to 8% contribution + life insurance + 25 days leave
Contact Ajay Bhella
Call 07827 918 324
Reference 12103622/1

Project Engineer


  • £38,000 - £45,000 basic salary
  • Days – Monday to Friday
  • Pension matched up to 8% contribution + life insurance
  • 25 days leave + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Phone/laptop


Location: Northamptonshire


ATA Search is once again recruiting for a market-leading volume manufacturing business based in the heart of Northamptonshire. Established for well over 30 years, they are at the forefront of manufacturing engineered components for a variety of sectors, and they set the standards with stringent quality and manufacturing processes.


Generating over £18m annual sales, they are also part of a larger group with aspirations to become a £1b business over the coming years.  Having successfully recruited multiple staff for this organisation, I can honestly say they are a company that provides a great working environment, unparalleled support and the autonomy to drive production improvements in line with the overall group strategy.


Due to succession planning, this business is now looking to recruit a Project Engineer from within automotive and or plastics moulding to join the team.


If you are an experienced Project Engineer or a Project Quality Engineer from within the automotive or plastics sector (ideally both) and you want to work for a forward-thinking, growing and aspirational then please email an up-to-date CV and contact number to for a confidential discussion.


The role of the Project Engineer will be as follows:


  • The role of the Project Engineer will typically be factory-based with occasional meetings with customers and suppliers
  • Lead all manufacturing project engineering related from project nomination to full production
  • Responsible for the design reviews and feasibility study - Review the manufacturing techniques and ensure they have the technology to manufacture the products
  • Support cost estimations, build target plans and build cross-functional teams (quality, logistics, injection mould specialist and production engineering)
  • Set up timing plans and work with suppliers and customers to support manufacturing schedules
  • Coordinate tooling manufacturing and coordinate all projects related to assembly
  • Manage trials from tool makers and tooling suppliers
  • Using Microsoft Projects and Gantt charts to manage projects
  • The utilisation of the company ERP system (SAP) – training provided


The ideal Project Engineer will have a combination of the following:


  • An experienced Project Engineer or Project Quality Engineer
  • The ideal applicant will have either automotive or plastics experience ideally a combination of the two
  • A suitable engineering qualification – degree preferred
  • A proven track record in project engineering activities within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience and comfortable face-to-face with customers and suppliers as well as presenting project engineering solutions
  • Detailed conscious, strong planning and someone who is highly organised


The benefits:


You will be rewarded with an excellent remuneration package and the autonomy to drive project improvements as well as plenty of job security and job satisfaction.


How to apply:

Please click “apply” or for further information or please contact Ajay Bhella at ATA Search by emailing an up-to-date copy of your CV to


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