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Project Engineer

  • Location

    Coventry

  • Job Function:

    Logistics

  • Sector:

    Distribution & Logistics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £48000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Anil Pattni

  • Contact email:

    anil.pattni@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH1850_1698228607

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    26 November 2023

  • Consultant:

    Anil Pattni

  • Global Retailer.
  • State of the art Head Office and a fantastic work culture.
  • Opportunity to drive real change and transformation within a rapidly growing business.
  • Fantastic opportunites to develop and progress into other departments and specialisms.

EA First have exclusively partnered with a Global Retail business in their search for a Project Engineer working at there award winning Head Office. The business has experienced significant growth over the last 5 years and have ambitious growth plans over the next 5 years.

Fantastic opportunity to join a business that is looking to embrace change and new technology as well as driving cultural transformation across the network.

As Project Engineer you will be responsible for helping to deliver large scale operational and automation led projects. You'll work on projects from concept realisation through to design approval and go live.

As Project Engineer, you will work within a team of highly skill subject matter experts in a fast paced environment on high impact projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide engineering and automation subject matter expertise to the solutions development process.
  • Generate user requirement specifications for supplier design of the system.
  • Defining and leading system integration strategy during all phases of the project, from Solutions through Execution.
  • Technical design reviews at various stages of the programme lifecycle.
  • Design concepts including material flow diagrams, volumes and throughputs, size requirement of the functional areas.
  • Using analytical tools on data to resolve potential operational challenges.
  • Establish Inbound, Outbound, Order and Stock profiles to understand operational requirements.
  • Supporting the Simulation process by providing technical advice, reviewing, and approving simulation output and report from supplier.
  • Interpret physical automation layouts to inform the Real Estate team regarding space requirements, use of building height and cubic utilisation.
  • Request for proposal (RFP), liaise with suppliers, review suppliers' quotations, gaps identifications and other quotations related tasks.
  • Effective communication with supplier project teams.
  • Participation in purchasing activities, specification, tender evaluation, and supplier selection in conjunction with procurement and management representative.
  • Actively support the Project Manager, technically, during contract clarification phases.
  • Ensure the proposed solution meets the technical requirements of a material-handling project and is carried out within cost and time scale constraints.
  • Review technical and functional descriptions of proposed system, mechanical and electrical layouts, schematic drawings from suppliers using appropriate CAD tools.
  • Integrity and reliability, commitment.
  • Ability to read, interpret and amend 2D drawings on AutoCAD or similar CAD software.
  • Computer literate including strong office skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, and Outlook.
  • Automated warehouse operations understanding.
  • Co-ordination and integration of designs for automated machinery, infrastructures, fire protection and building services to ensure the highest level of quality.
  • Ensuring a smooth hand-over to site operations team through effective communication and teamwork.

  • Previous experience of working in Logistics Engineering or Project Engineering within a warehousing and distribution setting.
  • Good understanding of automation solutions within Logistics.
  • Ability to read, interpret and amend 2D drawings on AutoCAD or similar CAD software.
  • Comprehensive understanding of supply chains and best practice logistics processes and systems.
  • Familiar with Tableau, Power BI or other data visualisation tools - advantageous.
  • Technical understanding of automated storage systems (Cranes, Conveyors, AGVs/AMRs, Shuttles, Robotics, WMS, etc).
  • Experience of Automation modelling techniques such as demonstrate system throughputs, number of operators required.
  • Good working knowledge of Engineering standards and good practice, including mechanical, electrical, controls and systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret 3D models and knowledge of Simulation/Emulation.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence effectively.
  • Good technical knowledge, coupled with analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Confidence and technical credibility.
  • Automated equipment delivery from design to commissioning.
  • Experience with process design.

£45,000 - £50,000 + benefits

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.