About the role
Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a PROJECT ENGINEER join our Plant & Fleet business unit to work in Derby.
Reporting directly to the Head of Engineering, the Project Engineer shall manage complex engineering projects across a broad range of business units and markets. Responsible for delivering value and customer satisfaction through innovation and engineering development.
The Project Engineer plays a pivotal role within the engineering function – proactively identifying opportunities to expose the teams capabilities, strengthen the engineering function and increase the capacity of specialist projects in flight.
What you'll be doing
You will have the following accountabilities:
Identify opportunities to introduce specialist and non-specialist products through evolutionary and revolutionary innovation for Plant & Fleet to add value and to strengthen Plant & Fleet portfolio
Translate business opportunities into feasible business cases and project plans
Negotiate and secure investment – leveraging stakeholder engagement to expedite approvals and project assurance
Initiate, manager and lead complex engineering projects – proactively engaging with the client to de-risk, maximise customer satisfaction and add value through safety, automation, return on investment and the engineering functions brand
Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels and with strategic business units to promote awareness for engineering functions capabilities and to increase throughput of tangible projects
Who we're looking for
You will have the following qualities and experience:
Experience of managing engineering projects with a strong ethic on managing risk, budget, safety and quality
Experience and demonstrate competence in hazard identification and mitigation techniques/procedures
Engineering qualification at degree level
Previous experience of client and stakeholder management
Experience of managing project budgets
Registered on a professional development scheme working toward professional status
Project Management Qualification (APMP, PRINCE 2 etc.)
Firm understanding of and belief to drive health & safety principles in line with Balfour Beatty’s Zero Harm philosophy
Dynamic, open, honest and willing to develop own skills – particularly managing personnel and commercial awareness.
Why work for us
Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.
Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services provides whole life fleet management and plant & equipment hire solutions to the Balfour Beatty Group.
Supplying over 8,000 cars, LCVs, and HGVs, as well as specialist plant and equipment, our teams have an intimate and up-to-date knowledge of the plant and fleet industry.
From specifying bespoke vehicles and equipment, to organising lease agreements, mobilising new contracts and delivering driver risk training, Plant & Fleet supports Balfour Beatty’s projects across the UK with an industry leading fleet of Zero Harm and sustainably specified equipment. This allows Balfour Beatty’s contract teams to focus on what they do best – successfully delivering essential infrastructure projects.
We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.
Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.
Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
Job Reference: UK16077