Project Engineer

Purpose of Role:

The Project Management department is critical to the business as the main interface between the company and its customer. The project engineer function incorporates the following:-

  • Coordinate and expedite all aspects of the project including production, purchasing, commercial and subcontractors on the project.
  • Liaise with the on-site client team ensuring all issues are captured, actioned and documented.
  • To help monitor, maintain and report the progress and financial achievement of the project to the Lead Project engineer and Project Manager.


Responsibilities (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ))

  • The Project Engineer is fully responsible for familiarising themselves with the site HSEQ documentation, systems and procedures relevant to their area(s) of responsibility and for ensuring that they are understood and applied to everyone within their respective area/s of responsibility.
  • Shall ensure that only safe working practices are applied by persons within their area(s) of responsibility, with care for the environment and due consideration for quality requirements.
  • Shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that all persons who come within their area(s) of responsibility receive adequate information, instruction or supervision necessary for them to prevent or avoid risks to their health and safety.
  • Shall ensure that a high standard of housekeeping is maintained at all times throughout their area(s) of control.
  • Shall ensure that work equipment, premises and protective clothing and equipment provided within their area(s) of control are used as required and maintained in an efficient state and in good working order and repair.
  • Carry out HSEQ inspections as required.
  • Be involved in any HSEQ investigations to establish root causes and implement corrective, preventive actions.
  • Shall ensure that HSEQ problems which cannot be resolved immediately are raised quickly with their Line Manager.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring compliance with the company Project Management procedure.
  • Ensuring that the project is delivered on time and within the agreed budgets to ensure the satisfaction of both the company and the customer.
  • Control production and engineering departments within project requirements.
  • Liaise with the Lead Project Engineer and Project Manager for the development, implementation and control of the PEP and other planning activities.
  • Work with all departments and contractors to forecast the project labour requirements.
  • Monitoring the working of any overtime on the project and documenting all timesheets.
  • Prepare and implement work packages, ITP’s relating to project disciplines, compile and review IF’s, documentation etc.
  • Understand any applicable codes, standards and specifications regarding project-related compliance issues.
  • Assist the Lead Project Engineer with daily project operations, and prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor assigned engineering projects.
  • Perform and lead regular risk reviews in order to eliminate, mitigate or manage subsequent residual project risk.
  • Managing/assisting with the day-to-day project operations.
  • Monitoring of daily man-hours spent to ensure completion of agreed targets.
  • Monitoring subcontractor’s performance to ensure timely completion.
  • Maintaining the project achievement percentages to highlight any areas of concern.
  • Ensuring compliance with the company safety, quality and environmental policies.
  • Liaising with customers to ensure awareness of all project aspects.
  • Listing and updating all project schedules.
  • Agreement of variations to the contract with the customer.
  • Notifying contract variations to the project manager.
  • Finalising and documenting all project paperwork including arranging project wash-up meetings.


Direct Reports:

Within this position, there are no direct subordinates however, whilst representatives of other departments, i.e. purchasing, accounts, and section leaders are allocated to the project they are then responsible to the project manager of that project.



All departments, sub-contractors and suppliers, client’s onsite team etc 


Financial Responsibility:

To ensure that labour, subcontractors and materials are obtained within the financial targets of the project to generate the required target return.



  • Competent with MS Office
  • Communication skills
  • Experience in engineering background/shipbuilding environment
  • Use of planning tools (MS Project)


Qualification and Experience

  • HNC/ DEGREE in marine-related or discipline
  • Extensive experience in the marine or structural engineering industries.
  • Commercial experience


Job Category: Project
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Tyne (UK)

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