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DS Smith

Project Engineer

Featherstone, England, GB

Company: DS Smith

Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations

Published on 2022-05-10 00:27

About us

DS Smith is a leading provider of sustainable fibre-based packaging worldwide, which is supported by recycling and papermaking operations. We play a central role in the value chain across sectors including e-commerce, fast moving consumer goods and industrials. Through our purpose of ‘Redefining Packaging for a Changing World’ and our Now and Next sustainability strategy, we are committed to leading the transition to the circular economy, while delivering more circular solutions for our customers and wider society – replacing problem plastics, taking carbon out of supply chains and providing innovative recycling solutions. Our bespoke box-to-box in 14 days model, design capabilities and innovation strategy sits at the heart of this response.

Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith operates in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people and we are a Strategic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Our history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.

About the role

We're currently recruiting for a Project Engineer to work on a number of exciting new projects in our Packaging division, operating within a cross-functional Engineering Project Team and working closely with assigned Project Managers and site resources.

As the successful candidate you will work closely with our DS Smith Packaging (Featherstone ) site team to interpret and deliver specific project requirements, delivering projects within timescales and budgeted costs. Using your expertise you will have the ability to identify and define work packages relating to the projects, obtain suitable quotations and allocate those work packages to approved contractors, and ‘end to end’ manage the safe execution of those activities across multiple disciplines. You will provide daily contractor supervision and management including carrying out site inductions and issuing work permits, for electrical & mechanical services installation, civils, rigging/heavy lift operations, and installation of production machinery within an operational FMCG factory environment. You will be able to use your initiative to resolve technical challenges and provide solutions throughout the project implementation phase. In doing so, you will ensure at all times that relevant health and safety requirements are managed, complying with DS Smith’s Health and Safety governance guidlines.

As part of the wider Central Engineering Project team you will be required to organise and prioritise workload in order to deliver to project plan schedules, contributing and providing technical input to regular internal project meetings. Excellent stakeholder management skills are a neccessity for this role as you will be responsible for managing multiple internal and external stakeholders. You will manage and meet with third party contractors and suppliers to ensure they are engaged and understand their agreed scope of supply and delivery. In conjuction, you will provide regular progress updates and reports to the DS Smith Project Control Management protocols.

Please note: This role is a 12 month fixed-term contract, with the potential to extend beyond that initial period.

About you

Minimum Requirements

· Experience of Installation Project Engineer or similar role

· Holder of a recognised mechanical or electrical engineering qualification

· Experience working in a manufacturing environment

· Excellent leadership and stakeholder engagement skills

· Competency in MS Office

Nice to have

· IOSH Managing Safely

· Experience of AutoCAD LT (preferred)

· Experience of Project Management methodologies (preferred)


· Competitive salary

· 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays

· Pension scheme, life assurance and income protection

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Employee discounts scheme

· Cycle to work scheme