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Project Engineer - Senior

Are you the accountable Project Engineer, we are looking for, to be responsible for all engineering disciplines, both technical & process, associated with new business launches in the UK? Are you the Project Engineer for our large-scale logistics warehouse for our high-Tech client and able to work closely with developer, operations leads, launch group, infrastructure providers and automation integrators? Are you the contract logistics professional who is aiming for assuring project accuracy, on-time delivery and quality from conception to completion? Let us know by applying for the role of Project Engineer at our site in Hinckley

About the Role

How you will contribute

  • Working closely with the Solutions Engineering team, become the SME (Subject Matter Expert) on the business requirements and pre-defined solution(s) relating to all Engineering aspects of the project, both technical & process.
  • Communicate full Engineering solution (layout, target UPHs, direct labour calculation analysis etc) to the Project team, with the objective of solution optimization.
  • Source, manage and schedule suitable vendors for all required equipment & services to ensure final solution is delivered within Capex budget and within agreed timelines.
  • Attend regular Project team calls & meetings to provide engineering status on key deliverables and critical path items.
  • Support Operations to ensure process target UPHs are achieved, and identify and analyse discrepancies based on project scope changes.
  • Support all functions, from an Engineering perspective until process stabilizes and target UPHs are achieved.
  • Support the application of Lean principles. Apply Lean tools, including standardized work, 5S Visual Factory, Total Productive Maintenance, pull systems, etc.
  • Establish and implement work standards through time studies and other accepted methods.
  • Implement TPM methodology in accordance with syncreon corporate standards.
  • Assist with the recruitment and training of Plant Engineers hired to support the operational organization during plant launches.
  • Research and analyse new and innovative solution opportunities.
  • Ensure safety standards are met and safe working practices adhered to as per corporate standards.
  • Task tracking, Issue tracking, Risk tracking, Budget tracking.
  • Support continuous process improvement throughout the project delivery lifecycle.


  • Must be flexible and able to work well in a fast-paced environment.  Be competent in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills, quick thinking, and a solid understanding of the main principles of Logistics and construction.

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain, or Operations Research or related fields with a strong background in engineering redesign and cost savings initiatives. APICS, CPIM a plus.

  • 8 + Experience in solutions design/development within the warehousing, logistics, supply chain, or industrial engineering services industries.

  • Familiarity with rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards.

  • Decision making ability and leadership skills.

  • Time management and organization skills.

  • Knowledge of and ability to implement principles of lean manufacturing, including standardized work, 5S visual factory, total productive maintenance, pull systems, etc.

  • Highly developed computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Visio or equivalent, and Project Management software are required. Knowledge of Excel should include pivot tables and familiarity with common formulas. Proficiency in Access, with thorough knowledge of relational database creation, queries, forms, reports, macros, and functions.  Proficient in using AutoCAD to design functional workings of solutions in 3D and 2D formats.  Strong knowledge and skills in network design/simulation software, e.g. CAST, Supply Chain Guru or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of Kaizen / LEAN / Six Sigma concepts and methodologies.

  • Must be living in commuting distance from our Hinckley operation.  

  • Knowledge of Method Time Management (MTM), Modular Arrangement of Predetermined Time Standards (MODAPTS), and / or MOST Time Studies preferred.

  • Ability to articulate and quantify technical risks on the project.

  • Previous work experience in the field and demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, coordinating resources as well as the ability to analyse data and solve problems.

At syncreon we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders.


syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfilment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncreon.com.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process, may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

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