Engineering Project Manager in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Employer: Innova Search

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK


Salary: £70,000 - £90,000 per annum

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to be a part of a company that is experiencing extensive international growth? The business are a global engineering business supplying bespoke engineered products and engineered solutions to some of the largest manufacturing companies and defence contractors worldwide.

Our Client:

With a UK based Head Office, the companyhas been trading for over 100 years and has over 1000 staff members worldwide working across 20 global sites. The company focuses on industrial gearboxes, power transmission, rotating equipment and drive units supplying every major sector. The company is going through sustained growth and offers an excellent career opportunity to help drive this organic growth across the world.


You will lead and project manage this high profile, defence, engineering project focusing on the engineering, analysis and development of complex mechanical power transmission equipment, being responsible for provision of the engineering input necessary for the timely delivery of the technical support and data packs required to meet project goals and priorities. This role will be responsible for ensuring that the correct resource is available and applied at each phase of the project. Reporting to the Chief Engineer as necessary.

Responsibilities will include the day to day co-ordination and management of engineering activities, including scheduling and execution of all formal engineering design reviews, other milestone events and the necessary supporting documentation. The Project Manager will ensure that correct processes are followed as defined in the project Engineering Management Plan.

Other duties will include specification development, report generation, document approval, drawing approval, configuration control, provision of technical assistance to other business functions such as Supply Chain and Quality Management.

You will be responsible for:

  • Workload planning, forecasting and control for team activities.
  • Engineering management of the gearbox requirements definition, applications engineering, analysis, development and design staff and processes as applicable to the phases of the project.
  • Preparing benchmark studies, engineering reports and project data deliverables
  • Defining test and validation requirements for gearbox equipment.
  • lnterpretation, comprehension, development and management of customer requirements.
  • Create cost effective and innovative design proposals, solutions and layouts to meet client specifications.
  • Carrying out a large-scale engineering project with a program management process.

Role Requirements:

  • At least 8 years in a relevant engineering role, ideally with some supervisory experience.
  • Defence sector experience; products, requirements and service applications.
  • Understanding of product requirements capture, design and validation methods.
  • Understanding of gearbox technology; operating behaviour, associated components and systems, tradeoffs, materials, architectures and state of the art design.

Preferred, (but not essential) Requirements:

  • 5 years or more in an engineering project management role in the defence sector at major subsystem or platform level (transmission, powerpack, engine, vehicles for example).
  • Expert knowledge of defence projects, manufacturing and assembly techniques.
  • Expert knowledge of materials and processing techniques.
  • Expert in design engineering requirements planning and management.
Required Skills:

Engineering Design Engineering Management Project Management Rotating Equipment Programme Management

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