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Engineering Project Manager

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Date: 23-Jun-2022

Location: Moreton (Wirral), GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and potential colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome. 


Engineering Project Manager

Salary of up to £53,000 per annum, based on experience and skills


An opportunity has arisen at our Moreton site for a full time, permanent Engineering Project Manager to manage the end-to end delivery of multiple capital-based manufacturing process and packaging engineering projects within specifications, to achieve the highest engineering and professional standards.


What you will be doing:

  • Development of suitable projects, including feasibility studies, cost benefit analysis etc.
  • Lead compilation of capital authority request documentation.
  • Lead and engage end users in the development of engineering scope.
  • Develop functional design specifications in compliance with engineering and Premier foods specifications.
  • Run tender and procurement activity with equipment vendors.
  • Selection of preferred suppliers, through a robust selection process, including application of appropriate contract.
  • Management of all health and safety aspects of projects.
  • Reporting of progress, tracking of milestones, activity, priorities and financials.
  • Ensure compliance at pre-delivery milestones to user acceptance test protocols.
  • Manage key resource through to project delivery
  • Manage post-delivery process including installation, commissioning, training etc.
  • Deliver to user acceptance criteria.
  • Support Premier foods NPD and Category teams with projects from concept to completion.
  • Manage and develop key departmental systems/tools, as required.


What we need from you:

  • To be successful in this position it is essential to hold an Engineering Degree or equivalent. 
  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 5 years of food and FMCG background, including extensive capital project management with a customer focus. 
  • You must be proficient in MS Project and be CAD literate.
  • A strong working knowledge of Rockwell/Allen Bradley control systems is essential.
  • You must be able to demonstrate successful delivery of engineering projects in FMCG with particular emphasis on specification, integration and implementation.
  • You will have a collaborative approach with the ability to communicate at all levels to enable you to drive success across the business through people.