Project Manager / Engineer




Bluefin Recruitment are currently working in partnership with a client in the Derby area who are seeking a Project Engineer / Manager. Our client is experiencing strong growth and has also won a large rail project which needs a dedicated Project Engineer / Manager to oversee it.


Key Tasks

  • Building relationships with customer and key contacts.
  • Understanding each part, method of manufacture, labour & material content, subcontract operations, challenges for manufacture and ability to subcontract.
  • Recruiting and incentivising contract welders and fabricators to suit total labour requirement to delivery schedule.  Manage shift requirements and vacancies/sickness to continue to meet delivery schedule.
  • Research and present cost/labour savings methodology and equipment for the manufacture during the life of the project, as well as new or more cost effective sub contractors.
  • Build stock of parts, design and build storage and transportation stillages, set up quality and assembly checking.
  • Liaise with customer on delivery requirements, manage call off Purchase Orders through MRP system, research and present transport solutions to site.
  • Address quality issues, reduce internal and external NCR’s, continuously improve manufacturing and throughput.


Key Skills

  • Strong Project Engineering / Management background
  • A Manufacturing background (ideally within fabrication)
  • Experience of working within the rail industry would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of MRP systems would be beneficial


The role would suit a hands on Project Manager who is not afraid to get on the shopfloor as and when required. The company operate a very lucrative incentive scheme for employees which rewards employees who put the effort in. If this position is of interest please send your CV to Rob Atkins at Bluefin Recruitment.

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