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Project Engineer

Schneider Electric

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom

Company Profile
Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

Job Profile
The position requires a proactive customer driven approach, demonstrating full ownership and responsibility for implementing and completing the design of projects with the customer.

The role involves managing, engineering, planning and resourcing multiple design projects within the Engineering Excellence team.

The role requires close working with the Director of the Engineering Excellence team and the other project engineers, country tendering teams, and brings the opportunity to assist the account and operations managers with additional sales proposals.

Job Responsibilities
Take full commercial and technical ownership of allocated customer projects from receipt of enquiry to the developed design.
•Be the single point of engineering design contact for the customer, including site attendance as required.
•Develop engineering capability of themselves and the wider team.
•Develop and manage the project design programme.
•Update project design forecast each month in line with finance department requirements.
•Provide full commercial management of the design phase of the works.
•Provide Specification, network topologies, points schedules, description of operations, containment drawings and electrical wiring schematics for the respective designs.
•Support to the bid process on the specific designs that have been developed
• Developing and maintaining key customer relationships to deliver increased sales.
•Support to other members of the Operational Team to ensure absences are covered and workload met. Support to other areas of the business as needs dictate.
• To work to existing procedures and assist in setting and establishing new operating procedures.
•Ensure that any new opportunities uncovered are actioned as appropriate and directed to the Commercial Department to increase orders

Key performance indicators:
1. Customer satisfaction
2. Successful Designs leading to increase in Orders
3. Achieving increase in Schneider Products


About You:
The ideal candidate will be educated to Degree level in an Engineering Discipline and either be Chartered or are leading to Chartered Engineering Status. You will have the ability to develop procedures and processes and have good leadership skills including, employee mentoring and development and the ability to empower others through delegating responsibility.

You will be computer literate and familiar with relevant software packages, have a good understanding of HVAC and electrical systems, access or other building or electronic control systems and a good understanding of contracting procedures relative to such areas as project correspondence, documentation, timely notice of issues, site reporting, subcontract negotiation, and subcontract administration.

Salary and Benefits
This role enjoys an attractive salary, depending on background and past experience.

Our benefits package includes a discretionary annual bonus scheme, a share incentive plan, a competitive contributory pension scheme, BUPA health, and life insurance cover.

We go to great lengths to maintain a friendly and comfortable work environment, including a subsidised staff canteen facility, and close to local amenities. Combined with a continuous stream of interesting and challenging work, these have enabled us to sustain a happy workplace and very low staff turnover.


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