Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Leeds


Project Engineer


Make the most of your energy in a career at Schneider Electric

Ranked as a Top 25 Employer to work for by LinkedIn, 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.

Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. We’re looking for people with a passion for success — on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric:

Schneider Electric has an exciting opportunity for YOU to join the
Equipment & Transformers business unit
as a
Project Engineer
reporting to Andy Greaves – Project Manager.

Your Mission:

You will manage Engineered To Order (ETO) Customer projects of low complexity (Category class ED or EC) from project transfer from tendering Purchase Orders (PO) up to project close-out, focusing on Consolidated Costing (CCO) Gross margin, Customer Satisfaction and Risk Management. Main duties include organise & plan the project, monitor and control process & budget, manage Risk & Opportunities, manage Variation Orders and Claims and manage relationship with the customer and main suppliers.

Your responsibilities:

Execute projects in full compliance with Customer Project Process (CPP) and ETO tool box in coordination with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Project Engineering department

Review any open technical specification questions with engineering and seek clarification by the customer. Determine need for and utilise Engineering resources as necessary

Monitor and control projects progress to ensure on-time delivery. Use the tracking board tool and escalate any risks of delay during Short Internal Management meetings

Manage Project Risks & Opportunities by assessing, identifying, mitigating and controlling any potential situations that could (negatively or positively) impact the performance of the project

Monitor and control project margin deviation during the Project Execution phase. Accountable for Project margin deviation. Take pro-active decisions and actions to prevent negatives DVC margin deviation

Manage Variation Order & Claim process for both Customer and main suppliers. Obtain Variation orders for any deviation from the contractual scope. Mitigate any source of conflict with customer or suppliers throughout the Project Execution phase. Positively evolve margin

Involve Project Buyer on contracts great than £500k at the handover of the project from tendering to maximising cost savings

Maintain a positive relationship with the customer and communicate regularly (correspondence, emails, phone, meetings). Manage the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) event and realize the FAT Net Promoter Score (NPS) to ensure positive customer experience

Communicate effectively with the project team and the other departments of the plant (internal kick off meeting)

About you:

Project Management

Minimum of HNC/NVQ  level 4
Electrical/Electronic Engineering


Experience/background within manufacturing industry

Diversity is our heritage and our future. Be a part of it.

At Schneider Electric, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it's an integral part of our history, culture and identity.  We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company's future.

We are always open to a conversation around flexible working.

Please submit an online application to be considered for any position with us.

About the company

Schneider Electric SE is a European multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management. It is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France and is also based at the World Trade Center of Grenoble.

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation.

Schneider Electric develops technologies and solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.

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