Project Engineer – Mechanical

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Project Engineer – Mechanical

Randstad Engineering are currently recruiting for a Project Engineer (Mechanical) to come and work for TATA Steel in Port Talbot.

This is a full-time role paying £50,000 per annum on an initial 12-month contract. This role will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday.


To be responsible for the PUWER based project engineering consisting of major and minor capital
schemes as well as departmental based projects through the concept, definition and
implementation stages until handover. Responsibilities include ensuring that agreed, Safety,
technical, financial and time parameters are adhered to, and the most up-to-date technological
concepts applied throughout the total project thus achieving physical assets specifications
commensurate with attaining the most economic and efficient cost standards and performance in
terms of yield on capital. In addition the role is to assist the Project Manager with the undertaking of
the various Project Management tools in line with the Project Manual.


– To lead or form part of an engineering team able to deliver each project to a successful conclusion.
The role may include responsibility for coordinating and controlling all engineering activities on the
project or undertaking an engineering role in a specific discipline or area. Determining factors for
allocation of the engineering role this will be Experience, Project size, complexity and business risk.
– Familiarise him/herself with, and to implement as it applies to his/her activities or fails within his/her
sphere of control, the companies Health and Safety policy and relevant statutory duties.
– In particular to ensure high levels of Health & Safety management during all Project Stages
including full compliance with the Process Safety Process, CDM Compliance and compliance with
appropriate legislation.
– Implement procedures to define and quantify the purpose of the new plant/equipment specifying
results expected and to broadly determine the size, shape, location and maintenance budget for
the proposed plant/equipment, balancing capital cost and running costs against expected profits.
– Maintain and develop knowledge of national & international industry standards and where
appropriate knowledge of assigned technology area(s) to exert influence for Tata Steel. The role is
to ensure awareness of potential developments and developing strategies for their insertion where
relevant into the business.
– To negotiate with prospective Contractors in conjunction with the procurement department with
regard to Commercial aspects prior to any contract placement. The negotiation should ensure the best Commercial advantage to the business. Post contract placement the role will include for
managing and expediting the Contract to a successful conclusion.
– Evaluate design proposals from both contractors and Tata Engineers designing out or minimising
maintenance, and ensure and sound detailing to assist in maintenance planning, taking account of
health and safety needs, identifying hazards and introducing safeguards at an early stage.
– Liaise with production and maintenance personnel ensuring an effective cross flow of relevant data
with manufacturers/suppliers thus ensuring the finalisation of optimum design details for the
production of new plant/equipment to the right specifications within agreed financial parameters
and quality standards and to assist in determining spares requirements/procurement.
– Prepare plans for the Installation and commissioning of capital plant/equipment.
– Implement, in conjunction with works management, the erection installation and commissioning of
new plant co-ordinating the activities of all support services, monitoring and agreeing changes to
plans ensuring that design modifications introduced during commissioning/running in are recorded
and drawings up dated.
– Ensure the provision of specific installation/operation manuals and in conjunction with the training
department, appropriate courses for operating and maintenance personnel.
– Plan, sequence and organise all operations associated with the project as regards timing, storage
of equipment, agreeing of Plant Down times with management. Provision of services to contractors
and allocation of site areas, and any ultimate responsibility for the contractors work.
– Liaise with Plant area following handover to ensure outstanding snagging work is completed and
the plant and equipment achieves capable process.
– Direct, lead, coach, develop and motivate assigned team members to ensure the accountabilities of
the team are delivered and to ensure the creation of an effective team and continuous
improvement ethos.
– Align their teams priorities to the relevant business goals to enable to the most effective utilisation
of their time / skills.
– To cooperate with and to assist the Project Manager & Controller in following the appropriate steps
in the Project Manual and in the execution of Project management tools such as stakeholder
analysis; risk, issue and change control; Schedule adherence; Scope, Budget and Cost Control;
Project Reporting and Administration.


– This role involves both office-based and plant-based work.
– This position exists to undertake a discipline specific project engineering role in the installation and
commissioning of major and minor plant and equipment on the Integrated Work Sites and can be
required to act as designated Project Engineer for major capital developments.
– To control the project process and it's appropriation ensuring adherence to procedures through
regular audits.
– To improve the project process through regular review and application of Continuous Improvement.
– To report progress to enable accurate CAPEX planning and tracking.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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