Project Engineer

  • 37000
  • Gravesend, Kent
  • Cosan Lubricants

Based in Gravesend, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Engineer in a progressive manufacturer and supplier of lubricants and chemical for the automotive industry.

With a bright future ahead of the organisation, a Project Engineer is required to lead and manage delivery of strategic capital investment projects (CAPEX) and specific operational process improvements.

This position will report to the Engineering Manager and be part of the Engineering function.

Main responsibilities include …

•Manage the overall project scope (scoping, design, development, business case preparation, delivery, installation, commissioning, training, maintenance plan)

•Providing project tracker reports and KPIs to monitor performance, including the identification of risks and proposing options to manage them

•Consideration of the company asset register, supporting Finance to manage this appropriately

•Actively participate in the company personal development plan and opportunities to identify improvement and development opportunities.

•To provide support to other members of the Engineering team or wider organisation, which may benefit from your skills, knowledge or experience.

•To observe the company policies and guidelines, also encouraging other to as necessary.

In order to carry out this role, the following qualifications, skills, knowledge & experience are required…


•Technical Degree (Mechanical / Electrical / Process / Chemical / Manufacturing Engineering)

•Strong Health, Safety and Environmental awareness

•Minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing process environment

•Project management skills, ideally using a Stage-Gate type risk approach

•Ability to prepare and manage project specifications

•Applied commercial skills, particularly in relation to specifying equipment and service offer purchase order requirements

•Good awareness of CAPEX (capital) and OPEX (revenue) budgets

•Excellent written, aural and presentation communication skills

•Ability to listen, consider and persuade in a positive manner

•Tenatious nature with ability to positively focus on final objective

•Well organised and methodical approach

•Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

•Excellent time keeping


•PRINCE 2 or other project management courses/qualification

•Lean Manufacturing


•Team leadership potential would be beneficial

In exchange, the following benefits are on offer …

•20 days holiday plus bank holidays

•Contributory Pension

•Annual bonus

•Subsidised restaurant

•Free parking

•Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30 – 5.30.

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