Project Engineer

  • Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • REF Number: v-102695
  • Consultant: Oliver Parry
  • Contact: 01246 457723
  • Date Published: 22.05.2024
  • Industry: Chemical
  • Location: Chorley, Cheshire, England
  • Functional Expertise:

CK Group are recruiting for a Mechanical Project Engineer to join a specialist chemicals manufacturing company at their site based near Chorley on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is a well-established, award-winning specialist polymer and resin manufacturer. They now have a vacancy for an experience Mechanical Engineer to join their team. Reporting to the Chemical Process Safety Manager, in this role you will plan and implement mechanical projects, as well as generate proposals and establish project goals. The company offers a salary in the range of £40,000-£50,000pa depending on experience, as well as 25 days' holiday, pension and healthcare.


This role is based at the company's site near Chorley and is easily commutable from surrounding areas such as Preston, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackburn, Bolton, Wigan, etc.

Project Mechanical Engineer Role:

Your main duties will be to:

  • Manage all phases of projects, including engineering design, procurement, planning, installation, evaluation.
  • Create designs to solve specific issues, including creating equipment specifications.
  • Develop a plan for each project that includes its requirements, cost and timings.
  • Identify, plan and manage required resources, which may include external contractors.
  • Identify and manage potential risks in the project, and also identify risk assessment requirements and participate in these as needed.
  • Analyse tasks concerning the project schedule.
  • Contribute to the verification and signing off of designs.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities.
  • Create and/or update engineering drawings as required, such as isometrics.

Your Background:

The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Proven industry experience in a mechanical project management role within the chemical manufacturing sector - essential.
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an appropriate engineering discipline, such as mechanical engineering - essential.
  • Technically proficient in mechanical design and maintenance of equipment such as agitators, reactors and pumps - essential.
  • Good working knowledge agitated semi-batch reactors - essential.
  • Familiar with management systems such as Permit-to-Work, Management of Change & Lockout–Tagout - essential.
  • Ideally, experience of working with a plant maintenance system.
  • Experience on a COMAH site would be advantageous.


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 102695 in all correspondence.

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