Senior Project Engineer

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Last update: Aug 15, 2022 Last update: Aug 15, 2022


Deadline: Sep 11, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: UK UK
Organization: NIRAS UK
Sectors: Industry, Commerce & Services Industry, Commerce & Services
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: <1
Date posted: Aug 15, 2022


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The NIRAS Group is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environment consultancy, fundamentally committed to sustainable progress and service delivery across a wide range of sectors, and have an expanding international presence with approx. 2600 employees globally in over 40 offices in 21 countries. Our UK operations are growing rapidly, with over 140 professional staff providing process engineering, civil engineering, energy, environmental, international development consultancy, and project management services to a variety of clients.

Due to increasing project commissions and appointments, we are seeking to appoint a full-time experienced Project Engineer who will be responsible for delivering projects within NIRAS for our customers predominantly in the food industry, while also providing leadership to other Project Engineers in the team. This role would suit a candidate who can demonstrate a reasonable amount of high quality time-served or a candidate with a Chemical Engineering degree. During this exciting time of growth, we are interested in speaking with any similarly motivated individuals looking for the next challenge in their career, with development opportunities available to match their ambition.

Our ambition

Our team are dynamic thought leaders and innovative practitioners, committed to delivering best practice within all areas of our work. We care about making a difference. Our mission is big, and we need the right people to help deliver our work, who share our strong commitment to sustainability and exceptional service delivery.

Our organisation is driven by three core values that we apply in all areas of our work:

We listen
We learn
We deliver

We deliver world-class solutions to ensure sustainable development in our society to benefit the next generations. Our leaders and employees focus on excellent project delivery and boosting our digital journey with our customers to sustain our business development.

Why you should join the NIRAS Group

NIRAS acknowledges that our employees are key to our success. We pride ourselves on providing a balanced professional and social working environment, and you will be part of a talented workforce where you can share knowledge and be inspired. You will be part of a culture with plenty of opportunities to develop personally and professionally.

Furthermore, you will be part of a team where commitment, empowerment, and high professionalism characterise your colleagues. We have a great social environment, and the Scandinavian leadership culture is the foundation for what we do. Our values – we listen, we learn, we deliver – are the starting point for how we think and work, and it is crucial for us to deliver high quality support to our business.

At NIRAS, we put human development and, not least, the environment and climate at the forefront. We incorporate UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in our projects, and strive to provide consultancy and solutions which will also benefit the next generation.

About the job

Building a thorough understanding of the full process design scope
Leading an engineering team where required; providing guidance, support, and coaching
Comprehensive design capability including QA verification and/or approval
Supporting the department in maintaining standards and improving procedures where possible
Collaborating with colleagues to actively promote NIRAS’s strategic aims – Sustainability, Digitalisation, and Project Excellence
Developing process and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), and accompanying User Requirement Specification(URS)
Effectively applying the Company’s methodology and project standards, actively engaging in quality assurance procedures
Overseeing and approving the physical design and positioning of equipment
PDI/FAT of equipment and systems at suppliers or clients premises
Costing and monitoring of cost control as directed by the Project Manager
Full site liaison, installation, and commissioning support
Assisting with the preparation of tender documents
Creating and implementing project plans, and reviewing as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements, ensuring that deliverables are achievable
Assisting with the commissioning of the project at the implementation stage
Ensuring the Project Manager is fully appraised of the status of the engineering function at all times
Ensuring timely communication to all relevant stakeholders e.g. Senior Management team, Clients and project team
Liaising with Clients, managing their expectations whilst meeting their needs and attaining the project’s goals
Managing your own time and output to achieve agreed targets and deadlines
Identifying business development and “add on” sales opportunities as they relate to specific projects
Ensuring project documentation is complete, current, and stored appropriately
Providing engineering contribution to, or managing fully, FEED/Design Studies etc
Reacting promptly and effectively to changing client and project needs
Anticipating project risks, identifying and establishing corrective actions

About you

Significant experience working within the food and beverage process industry
The skill to develop process and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), and accompanying User Requirement Specification(URS)
Strong client facing and interaction skills
Good understanding of key principles of contract management
The willingness to actively develop junior or less experienced colleagues
Ability to facilitate and present to groups of people
Skills to demonstrate commitment to company and client standards
Ability to promote a culture of continuous innovation and improvement
An enquiring mind and a willingness to learn
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
A UK driving license

What we offer you

A starting salary of circa £50,000-£55,000 per annum, depending on experience, with the flexibility to work on a hybrid basis, or based from any of our UK offices depending on your preference.

Our employee benefits include:

25 days paid annual leave plus public holidays
Employee Life Assurance
Employer pension contributions, and optional salary sacrifice arrangements
Company Sick Pay available from day one of your employment
24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced provisions for family-friendly leave/pay
Paid time off for dependents and emergencies
Cycle to Work scheme
Flexibility over your working hours