Lead Project Engineer, Jobs, Scotland, Glasgow, 5452

Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Recruitment

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Lead Project Engineer - Glasgow

Engineering & Manufacturing - Engineering & Manufacturing
Ref: 5452 Date Posted: Monday 23 Apr 2018
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Nine Twenty Engineering are delighted to be working with our Glasgow based, global manufacturing client to recruit an Lead Engineer within a heavy engineering environment.

You will have the responsibility for leading the production based engineering activities. The Lead Engineer will have two teams reporting directly to them and will have the overall responsibility for the pre-production and the delivery aspects of projects. This will centre around the material supply and project engineering activities.

A degree level education and a history of Rail or Automotive engineering and approvals would be preferred.


As well as running and providing vigilance to your own project responsibilities you will have a key role in the development  of younger engineers and be expected to deliver improvements supporting site production influencing material procurement and production activities. With a background in rail vehicles or Automotive and engineering change processes this would be an ideal position for a candidate who wants to make a difference and move to a leadership role.

  • Reports operationally to the Head of Engineering
  • Interfaces with Project Manager and assists in generation, production and update of project engineering plans
  • Influences the material and project engineers
  • Acts as an interface with production engineering, production and site on technical issues.
  • Manages engineering documentation in line with local procedures – including archiving.
  • Has responsibility for  engineering plans to ensure work is on time and to cost
  • Ensures engineering follow project processes and procedures
  • Ensures all engineering output meets the technical and safety requirements of the customer and all relevant standards
  • Interfaces with Design Authority and assists in resolution of technical issues
  • Resolves project resource issues
  • Production of engineering work packages and costs for technical tenders
  • Contributes to local improvement activities
  • Liaise with customer’s technical representative to obtain necessary technical documentation
  • Plans and maintains current and future workload requirements for engineering and design resource
  • Develops training, development and succession plans to support the short, medium and long-term requirements of the Engineering functions
  • To provide regular reports to the Managing Director on Engineering  activities against agreed targets
  • Deputy for overall responsibility for all engineering activities within the business

Education Requirements/Person Specification

  • Education proven to degree level and Chartered or actively seeking Chartership
  • History of managing heavy engineering tasks to budget and time constraints
  • Ideally, refurbishment of rail vehicles, components and knowledge and understanding of railway standards and approvals or similar
  • Use and application of PC based project planning tools e.g. Microsoft Project etc.
  • Customer facing role
  • Membership of professional body

If you have the relevant skill set and would like to find out more about this opportunity, please submit your CV for the attention of Nick Beecroft at Nine Twenty Engineering.