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Project Engineer

Hybrid - Bolton
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Engineering, Operations
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Due to expansion and continued investment in new product development we have a new Project Engineer opportunity. You’ll manage new engineering capital projects from concept, installation, commissioning to final sign off. With a good understanding of safety legislation including PUWER and an ability to influence and engage with key stakeholders both internally and externally, you’ll be an experienced Project Engineer looking to work with an established and professional team.

The Recipe
Working alongside the Head of Project Engineering and working with our Project Engineers, who are Industry experts, to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 
You’ll be responsible for Engineering projects throughout the UK bakery network from London to Scotland. We will therefore need you to be fully mobile and able to travel through the Bakery network as required. Our Central Engineering team are based in Bolton, and you’ll be required to work form Bolton a couple of days per week.
Our Project Engineers lead the engineering Innovation process and collaborate with the Innovation team and our suppliers. You’ll be providing engineering leadership that is required to deliver all Innovation and Growth projects that require engineering and implementation solutions.
The Role

  • To collaborate with the Innovation, Central and Operations Engineering teams in order to identify and lead effective process steps to enable successful Innovation product launches
  • Responsible for the delivery of all agreed engineering projects on time, to agreed standards and on budget ensuring that Continuous Improvement is embedded every time
  • Managing the sourcing of our suppliers and those relationships therefore you will be experienced in the negotiation and purchase of plant items and machinery for major projects.  
  • Working with our SAP system you will also ensure that our supplier agreements are managed effectively. 
  • To lead engineering resource to work with all stakeholders across Innovation projects and deliver end user requirements to defined scope and standards
  • To work effectively with the Head of Project Engineering to ensure all Innovation projects are suitably resourced with the relevant technical skills
  • You'll be a natural communicator, someone experienced in leadership and people management; able to coach and influence the operational site teams to enable the very best support for your projects ensuring a clear understanding of new processes and technology.
  • We never compromise on Health & Safety or Quality therefore you will be responsible to drive our Health and Safety strategy, legislation and company standards in all project work as a priority. You will also be responsible to identify and instigate Food Safety and energy usage improvements within your area of responsibility. 

Essential Ingredients

  • Significant Project Engineering and operational engineering experience, gained within a multi-site manufacturing, distribution or FMCG environment.
  • Possess an Engineering Qualification such as HND, HNC, BEng or equivalent
  • Project management skills obtained through experience of constructing and delivering capital based activities.
  • Awareness of latest technology and engineering techniques applicable to drive efficiency improvements and ensure Best Practice
  • Be influential, articulate and persuasive, a relationship builder- establishing credibility with both internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Working knowledge of CAD or similar 
  • Ability to read drawings and interpret designs 

Extra Dough
At last and by no means least you will want to know what your breads worth:

  • Car allowance
  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Family time is important to us and we know it will be to you, so you will have 5 weeks holiday and bank hols. Plus the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions
  • Private medical insurance, health screening and life assurance
  • Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service

About Us
As ‘the UK’s No. 1 Bakery Brand’ we have been baking bread since 1876. Today, we are proudly a fifth-generation family, with the introduction of the sixth generation, supplying over 18,000 retail customers from 11 bakeries and 16 depots, producing a range of over 70 products including gluten and wheat free. Family and values are what makes us different, and we are a proud bunch, join us and you too could be proud to be Warburtons.
We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.


A Little about us
At Warburtons, family is at the heart of our business. Five generations' worth of expertise that goes into making our bakery products allows us to continue a tradition of baking inherited over the past 140 years plus.
Warburtons is the largest bakery brand in the UK, but that doesn't allow us to rest on our laurels. We are pioneers of the industry and ambitious market leaders, always seeking to challenge ourselves and convention.
It is part of our philosophy to provide honest good sense on issues of health and well-being, helping the whole family to enjoy our products as part of a healthy, balanced diet, through a range of products to suit all meal occasions, lifestyles and tastes.

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