• Job Reference: 40272
  • Salary: Highly Competitive
  • Discipline: Design & Engineering
  • Location: Sunderland
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Skills: Project Engineer

Project Engineer




Salary: Highly Competitive




  • 26 days holiday + bank holidays.
  • Life assurance.
  • Further training and development opportunities.
  • Competitive pension scheme.
  • Holiday purchase and buy back scheme.

Company Overview


We are working with the world’s leading renewable manufacturer who are undergoing one of the most exciting, large scale industrial developments in many years.


As a Facility Engineer you will be a part of the core project team delivering and maintaining the UK’s first ‘at scale Gigafactory’. You will be responsible for process and plant equipment, whilst providing support to site functions like production, QA and maintenance.




  • HNC minimum within Engineering.
  • Electrically biased engineer with some mechanical knowledge/skills.
  • Experience within Planning, Schedule Control & Project Management.
  • Ability to build solid relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to travel domestically and internationally as and when required.
  • Experience working within APQP, IAFT framework is desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of the latest machine and equipment standards is essential.
  • Previous experience within a high-volume manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • PLC and systems knowledge is desirable.


Key Responsibilities


  • Represent engineering department in all aspects from initial project phase to mass production.
  • Support the development of a manufacturing zone, working within a multi-discipline team.
  • Ensure all facilities are safe and legally compliant from design to integration and implementation, attending design reviews and working with equipment suppliers.
  • Set & Measure process performance which are class leading, challenging but achievable.
  • Agree equipment strategies to ensure facility OEE is achieved and improved while life cycles are managed and maximized.
  • Procurement of production facilities & processes.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain a safe working environment.


Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines.

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Leadership and Management

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Project Engineering, Management

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