Junior Project Engineer

June 16, 2022
  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (37.5 hours per week)
  • This role is predominantly based in the Orbital office.  Visits to client premises/sites may be frequent and could involve overnight stays, typically 3-4 days per month.
  • This position reports to: Project Delivery Manager

Primary Duties

The role of the Junior Project Engineer is to support the Project Engineer and Project Managers to deliver projects in line with project deliverables and milestones. The Junior Project is also to liaise between the Project Manager, the Design technical disciplines involved in a project and the Production Manager. The Junior Project Engineer may also act as the primary technical point of contact for the customer and will ensure Projects are completed according to the agreed customer timescales, quality requirements, commercial requirements, and technical specification. The Junior Project Engineer may also take on the role of Project Manager and/or technical engineer for smaller projects, taking responsibility for the entire project with the support of senior engineers, Project Engineers, Project Managers as needed.

This includes:

  • Taking ownership and managing the technical aspects of one or more projects delivering a variety of products and services offered by Orbital through design, manufacture, test, install, commissioning and Client sign-off.
  • Ensuring robust project lifecycle plans and quality plans are prepared, enforced and updated.
  • Ensuring all project deliverables are produced on time to meet the standard required by Orbital and the Client.
  • Supporting and working with the Client, Project Engineer and Project Managers to ensure robust Change Control is maintained throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Supporting the Client, Project Engineer and Project Manager by capturing and monitoring project Risks & Issues, Lessons Learned and maintaining the relevant Logs.
  • Participating in and chairing progress meetings within Orbital and with the Client.
  • Liaising with relevant Orbital departments to progress design, manufacture, FAT and implementation.
  • Liaising with the Client to progress approval of RAMS, identification of any site-specific training requirements, agreeing site access times and ensuring Permit requirements are met.
  • Leading site works including sub-contractor management, implementation and commissioning if required for a project.
  • Taking responsibility for the technical, time, cost and quality aspects of a project.

Secondary Duties

  • Design work and support in design work appropriate to knowledge base/ capabilities.
  • Providing support to the Sales office both technically and for planning and costing new project enquiries.
  • Supporting the activities of the Head of Engineering and Projects, Project Delivery Managers, Project Managers and Lead Engineers.

Essential Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, running multiple projects/deliverables concurrently.
  • Comfortable working with customers, suppliers and internal/external stakeholders.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience working in a structured project engineering environment.
  • Experience working in the oil and gas industry ideally for UK gas suppliers/transporters.
  • Knowledge of National Grid G17 / G35, SGN PS6 and/or GL5 Design Processes.

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