Mar 20, 2020

Job Opportunity - Project Engineer

Chorley, Lancashire, England.

KW Designed Solutions provides complete turnkey solutions specialising in Innovative Pressure Testing Equipment for the Oil and Gas, Subsea, Material Science, Universities, Nuclear, Chemical and Petrochemical industries globally. KW Designed Solutions is part of the KW Group, based in Chorley, Lancashire and offers an exciting working environment with constantly changing and growing challenges.


The company is looking for a highly motivated and accountable Project Engineer to be responsible for all engineering, technical and quality associated disciplines relating to new and existing projects. To be responsible for the planning, scheduling, forecasting, resource allocation, cost control and to manage all QA activities to assure project accuracy and quality from conception to completion.  

The Project Engineer role is quite heavily focused on being the key link between sales, engineering, production and customer support; you will be required to provide regular updates to customers.  Working with other levels of management such as Business Development Management (BDM) and Sales teams to scope out prospective projects, agree on timings and service level agreements with prospective customers, whilst negotiating with third party contractors.   

As Project Engineer you will be expected to develop and maintain the business Quality Management System (QMS) with a focus on continuous improvement of the company's Business Management System (BMS).


  • Providing organisational and administrative support in the specification of new and existing pressure related products where typical design requirements include:

Pressure bearing components (≤60,000 psi)
Load bearing components
High pressure seal arrangements
Integration with proprietary components
Hydraulic actuation
Lifting & Handling points
Tooling & Fixtures

  • Project planning & scheduling to ensure delivery dates are met
  • Time & resource allocation and to assign responsibilities and mentor project team
  • Produce and manage project relating Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Creation and maintenance of product/procurement specifications to control engineering inputs/outputs such as materials, surface finishes, coatings, treatments and other processes
  • Work closely with purchasing department & external sub-contractors to ensure components are purchased and delivered on time at reasonable cost and within specification
  • Produce and maintain all project documentation including specifications, inspection test plans, technical folders and other QA documentation relating to product
  • Monitor project compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Carry out value added value engineering (VAVE) to engineer cost out of the products
  • Communicate project status and issues to customers, both internal and external
  • Provide key organisational support to sales and production
  • To control supplier non-conformance and relevant associate cost, whilst minimising project downtime and delays
  • Attend regular production meetings, providing up to date and accurate information,
  • Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Produce monthly reports for directors to support monthly management accounts
  • To manage, measure and report on production / procurement department KPI performance
  • To support and facilitate procurement activities to company Assistant Buyers

Key Skills:

  • Full Project Management capabilities
  • Excellent knowledge of design and visualisations - 2D & 3D CAD
  • Knowledge of pressure related products
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards: (PED, PD5500, EN13445, ASME 8, EN10204)
  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes; machining, welding, surface treatments etc
  • Knowledge of high spec. materials, coatings and finishes including stainless and carbon steels, structural steels, elastomers and performance plastics
  • Ability to work with multiple discipline projects
  • Decision making ability and leadership skills
  • Time management and organization skills
  • Usage of Document Management Systems (EPDM)
  • Usage of ERP/MRP/Accounting packages
  • Strong IT skills: Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, Outlook etc

Soft Skills:

  • Able to work alone using own initiative, but also integrate well within a team where joint discussion is important
  • Able to communicate effectively regarding matters of a technical nature to customers, both internal and external
  • Willingness to learn new skills, expand existing knowledgebase and adapt quickly in an ever changing, developing environment.
  • Prepared to be flexible on working hours to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong personality to drive targets to ensure deadlines are achieved

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Proven working experience as a Project Engineer (project managing) – 10 years
  • BEng or BSc (Hons) in mechanical engineering or equivalent (2.1 minimum)
  • Industry experience; ideally in pressure vessel design, high pressure systems, electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics and pneumatics or associated supply


  • Negotiable

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Closing Date for applicants - 03/04/2020


KW Group Project Engineer Career Opportunity