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NPD Project Engineer

The People Co. / Develop Jobs
West Wales
Up to £52,000 plus package
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Engineering
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

The Company/Role.
This role has been established to enhance the business capabilities to deliver the commercialisation of NPD projects to scale customer products within a manufacturing setting.  To do this, you will understand and support development of new products from our raw materials to design and integrate the right process technology / conditions to facilitate the implement of large-scale solutions. 

Key Accountabilities.

  • Delivery of a New Product Developments Processes that are fully integrated at large scale and handed over to Factory operations as business as usual
  • Performance measured on Project Based Objectives
  • To keep abreast of product and process developments within the industry ensuring a robust pipeline of activities
  • To evaluate new processes and new technology, related to processing and integrate at large scale these new processes.
  • Define process conditions and support commissioning of new large-scale capital installations
  • To project manage the coordination of trials. 
  • Trials that require changes to the process (Temporary or permanent) will be supported by the Projects management team to include capex, project design and project engineering. 
  • To provide technical expertise to sales in the development of new products; support of existing products and creating more value.

Personal Profil.

  • Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or Food Technology
  • Project Management Qualifications
  • Expert use of Microsoft Excel critical to this role - good analytical skills and data manipulation
  • Strong reporting and communication skills
  • Experience in a relevant role working with process equipment at pilot / large scale
  • Self Motivated, self starter and driven to deliver against a strategic target
  • Questions and challenges what is considered normal – dissatisfied with average
  • Ability to work accurately, calmly and objectively under pressure
  • Excellent analytical & numeracy and structured approach to work relying on factual evidence to support hypothesis
  • Effective Project Management
  • In-depth and Hands on knowledge of manufacturing processes

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of James Constable

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.



Development is critical to any business in the fast-paced world of food and consumer goods. Whether it’s new or existing product development, evolving processes or packaging, achieving the right blend of experience and fresh ideas is key. Our Develop division focuses on innovative roles which manage how a product tastes, looks, smells or functions - and how recipes are scaled up and products safely packaged. From packaging technologists to process managers and product development directors, our People can help.

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