Project Engineer



Hadley Group is a world leader in advanced cold rolled steel technology, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. We deliver innovative solutions with applications across sectors as diverse as construction, automotive, industrial and agriculture. Our continuing growth and success is entirely dependent upon our ability to attract, retain and develop the best people, and it is for this reason that we promote continuous personal development for everyone working at the Hadley Group.



Hadley group Technology, a leader at the forefront of engineering and innovation are looking for an ambitious Project Engineer who is ready to manage, lead and implement a suite of machinery and tooling projects to facilitate the continued growth of the business. We design and make our own special purpose machinery and tooling destined for our sites in the UK, Dubai, Thailand, The Netherlands and North America.

This role challenges you to engage with multiple departments within the business to plan, monitor and initiate key project deliverables. The Project Engineer is a key asset within the team, bridging the engineered solution from concept to manufacture and eventually into a live production environment. Working closely with the Engineering Project Manager and wider engineering functions. you will have authority to evaluate risk, create and manage schedules, monitor and control cost and critically; ensure effective communication and teamwork prevails, whilst delivering world class projects on time and to budget.



  • Support co-ordination of new project enquiries to ensure critical information is captured within RFQs to ensure customer requirements are understood.
  • Develop project objectives and key milestones by using a phased or stage gate approach.
  • Generate, monitor and update all project documentation including Gantt chart, Risk Register, Responsibility Matrix, Action plans etc.
  • Structure and locate all project documentation to ensure all project detail is available to stakeholders.
  • Monitor creep and project performance. Update documents where required and engage with relevant team members.
  • Communicate project progress to all stakeholders with clear updates on the project deliverables.
  • Initiate and attend Design workshops, Project Update Meetings, and Technical Meetings providing support and council where necessary.
  • Work closely with the project team to deliver, and where appropriate personally generate, essential project documentation such as: Manuals, SOPs, Spare Lists, Production Paperwork, TPM scheduling and Capability Studies.
  • Conduct internal process and procedure audits to ensure adherence to the QMS.
  • Communicate and manage exceptions and changes to agreed contracts, liaising with Engineering Managers to agree action plans.
  • Attend, and if necessary, lead weekly project meetings to understand the status of live projects and communicate priorities.
  • Evaluate and communicate project performance with the project team (performance, cost, lead time).
  • Evaluate and improve project delivery using tools, processes and techniques e.g., FMEA, APQP, Value Stream Mapping, ECR’s.
  • Facilitate, document and assist Root Cause Problem Solving, and Lessons Learned activities.
  • Oversee the transaction of new projects in to first off production, to ascertain actual production data. Identify limiting factors, record performance against targets and make recommendations to improve.
  • Interpret Engineering drawings, and where necessary annotate and update CAD data.



  • Degree Level in an Engineering Discipline or completion of a technical apprenticeship with relevant experience or equivalent
  • Detailed knowledge of Engineering tooling, machinery or manufacturing processes.
  • Familiar with good engineering practice.
  • At least 2 years’ experience managing engineering projects.
  • Strong analytical skills, and technical problem solving.
  • Capable of understanding technical engineering drawings with applied GD&T
  • Fluent English
  • PC literate to a high degree of competency
  • Able to undertake comprehensive Risk Assessments.
  • Able to create and develop technical specifications and documentation
  • Able to read, understand and interpret engineering drawings
  • Able to create innovative solutions
  • Excellent problem solving skills – able to apply problem solving techniques e.g. 5 Whys/8D
  • Appreciation of production costs including waste, downtime, scrap and re-work
  • Communicates with clarity and demonstrate excellence in approach to work and people activities.
  • Strong organisation, communication and planning skills
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of activities at the same time
  • Able to work cross functionally and collaboratively with many stakeholders
  • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
  • Optimises work processes and can work cross functionally.
  • Able to identify and mitigate risks
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight project milestones and deadlines.
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative, ability to work independently with minimal supervision



  • Demonstrates commitment to corporate values
  • Good work ethic/reliable
  • Optimistic outlook and strive for positive change
  • Methodical
  • Willing/able to travel abroad and to other sites within UK
  • Civil, courteous and co-operative to colleagues, clients and suppliers
  • Maintain standard of dress & personal hygiene acceptable to the company
  • Energy and Drive for results
  • Acts with honour and integrity
  • Optimises work processes
  • Customer focus
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work with new technologies.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with all levels of company personnel both written and verbally
  • Must have a professional appearance and attitude i.e promoting the group vision and policy
  • Promotes the company at all times.


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