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Project Engineer

Job Title: Project Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: 0-50000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: G406
Job Published: July 31, 2019 19:38

Job Description

Project Engineer
Date: 31-Jul-2019

Location: Balliol, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne, GB, NE12 8EW

Company: Greggs Plc

Join the family

This is a very exciting time for us here at our Balliol site as we continue to embark on a multi-million-pound investment. This role will play an integral part during this time of change as we take our production site from strength to strength. 


This is a fixed term contract initially for 24 months.


You will provide Engineering support to Balliol site and multidisciplinary Project teams to deliver safe, compliant, efficient, economical and timely solutions.


We believe in growing together – as a united team and working towards the achievement of our vision which is to be a winning brand in the food-on-the-go market. 


Greggs is a much loved and trusted brand with a strong traditional bakery heritage.  Our people are what makes our business successful. 


We aim to provide our people with a great place to work, where they feel valued by listening, developing and rewarding them.

Pay Rates

Up to £50,000 Dependant on experience

Shift Pattern and Contracted Hours

As Greggs is a multi-site operation, the role may involve some travel throughout the UK (and sometimes mainland Europe) and occasional overnight stays away from Balliol base.

Job Description

During this exciting time, you will manage a range of projects throughout Balliol, working with internal and external resources.

Develop projects from concept through feasibility and detailed design to final proposals, approval and successful implementation.
Develop deep understanding of Balliol site and Supply Chain and identify opportunities for cost reduction and quality improvements.
Apply knowledge of technology and suppliers to develop effective solutions.
Scope projects and develop User requirements, specifications and detailed Engineering design.
Apply Value Engineering throughput all stages of a project.
Prepare procurement plans and tender documentation; manage tender process and appointment of successful contractors.
Induct, supervise and safely manage contractors.
Develop implementation plans, through design, manufacture, installation, testing, commissioning and handover to assure safety, quality, hygiene and achievement of project objectives within the agreed timescale and cost.
Co-ordinate Operational and Maintenance documentation and effective resolution of snags and defects.
Support Operational Teams

Provide Engineering support to assist Balliol teams to achieve their operational objectives
Assist in the development of Balliol facilities management and equipment investment plans
Standard setting  

Provide technical support to development of Greggs Engineering and Hygiene standards and compliance with BRC standards
Participate in regular Safety audits and reviews with Balliol Operational teams
Lead ethically and understand legal requirements of the role

Previous Project Engineer experience.
AutoCAD experience.
Experience of CE & PUWER.
Evidence of influencing individuals/teams without line management responsibility.
Exposure to latest plc software and principles e.g. as used in robotic handling and integrated process lines operating 24/7
Contracting arrangements, administration of contracts
Process Engineering, automation, mechanical and electrical Engineering
A natural organiser with exceptional planning, scheduling and co-ordinating skills
Computer literate in Microsoft packages (Excel & Word)
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Accurate and displays attention to detail
Results driven.
Able to work within a cohesive engineering & manufacturing team.
Previous experience gained within a similar planning role within an FMCG (or similar) environment.


Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food
Your holiday entitlement starts with 26 days, in addition to Bank Holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 30 days after 25 years’ service (pro-rata for part time)
After 6 months service you may be eligible for our profit share scheme
You will be invited to participate in our Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 7.5% of your salary, subject to the Company meeting certain performance criteria.
You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages
Defined contribution management pension scheme
Death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary
Other benefits include

Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants
Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme
Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes
Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Your Application

During the application process we’ll keep in touch every step of the way.  We know how big a decision it is for you to apply for a job.  Once you do we’ll work hard to keep you up to speed on how your application is progressing.  With your help we can make your application as quick and as smooth as possible.