Project Engineer


The Project Engineer is responsible for engineering and managing technical projects in terms of scoping, budget, safety and scheduling in order to deliver a successful project outcome.

The project engineer will act a coordinating figure, dealing with stakeholders across all areas of the project. They will interpret the needs, expectations, and limitations of each, and bring them together across functions with the aim of successful project delivery.

The role of a Project Engineer can vary from project to project. Project Engineers can be individual in charge of a project or they can be a co-lead, giving advice and supervision to the engineering aspects of the project. Whatever the specific set up, the project engineer will likely be the one in charge of the technical considerations and the team within a project.

Hard skills:

  • Ensure all safety aspects are taken into account
  • Interpretation of the desired outcome into a detailed plan that can be implemented by a project team
  • Planning and forecasting of the project
  • Acquisition of materials, and equipment
  • Liaising with contractors, suppliers and internal company stakeholders
  • Keeping the project on schedule
  • Keeping the project on budget
  • Resource management of the project team
  • Ongoing reporting of the project progress
  • Ensuring that all aspects of the project proceed while adhering to internal company SOPs as well as external regulations and laws – this includes maintenance of project documentation
  • Troubleshooting problems as they arise on a project – finding efficient and effective solutions
  • Commissioning of the project and handing it over to production
  • Implement aftercare of project (documentation/ training/ spares/ e.g.

    Soft skills:

  • Organisational Skills – this is a key requirement for a project engineering role. They must be able to prioritize workloads, problems and the needs of all members of their multidisciplinary team.
  • Communication Skills – is in regular communication and direct management of a multidisciplinary team. They have to be able to outline project deliverables, understand problems and convey effective workarounds to members of the team to ensure the project continues as intended. Also likely to have direct communication with stakeholders at all levels (including suppliers, management and project staff), have to be able to understand and adjust to the priorities of each.
  • Problem Solving Abilities – they are ultimately responsible for the engineering aspects of a project (or potentially the whole project), they must be able to find appropriate solutions for problems as they arise.
  • Keen Attention to Detail – in the management of a multidisciplinary team, they must be able to focus on many tasks at once while still maintaining close attention to the details of each.
  • Commercial Awareness – more than many other engineering roles, a project engineer must possess the commercial awareness to deliver project outcomes on schedule and on budget, while still maintaining its safety.
  • Decisiveness – will be required to make significant decisions on a routine basis. Must be able to assess and understand the facts involved before reaching an objective decision that they will be fully accountable for.
  • Innovation: Project managers have to be able to look forward, understand the larger context, and imagine success. Try to implement NEW / better techniques then already known at ECP.

Title requirement:

  • HBO Mechanical Engineering
  • Min. 5 years work-experience
  • A challenging job position with lots of room to grow professionaly.
  • An informal and pleasant working atmosphere with plenty of space and freedom to provide input and show initiatives.
  • A good salary that fits your working experience and abilities.
  • A laptop, smartphone and a good pension plan.



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