Project Engineer

The opportunity

Vital Energi Utilities Limited (VEUL) is one of the UK’s market leaders in delivering centralised community energy projects. As a result of our continuing success we are experiencing rapid and extensive growth in all business sectors; as such we have an exceptional opportunity to offer a position within the growing Solutions Engineering Department. We are looking to recruit a Project Engineer to work across the UK.

  • location
    Location North West / Midlands
  • salary
    Salary Competitive depending upon experience
  • calendar
    Closing date 21.12.21

About the role

As Site Project Engineer, you will be expected to provide ‘On Site’ Engineering/Installation guidance and management. You will also be accountable for developing, supporting and delivering the project activities in a safe, structured and cost-effective manner ensuring high standards of productivity/ output are maintained and continuously improved on.This role requires a strong background in Mechanical or Electrical Services with Steam systems and Power Generation/CHP Experience an advantage. The Key deliverables for this role will centre on the effective site management of all projects assigned by the Head of Construction or the Project Manager.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensuring the objectives of the contract / project are understood and achieved.
  • Monitor the overall progress of the works against the agreed construction programme and revise any critical path issues. Update the project team and the client (or their representatives) on necessary revisions and co-ordinate the agreed responses. Record and act upon any instructions given by the client or their representative.
  • Liaise with the project quantity surveyor to ensure that all changes to the original scope are acknowledged, recorded, and resolved in line with contractual requirements.
  • Maintain accurate on site records of all goods received on a weekly basis and ensure that these (including all delivery notes) are correctly processed.
  • Support and co-ordinate on-site operational staff, in accordance with the complexity of contractual obligations and nature of the contract.
  • Routinely spend time in the field monitoring, observing and assessing performance to maintain and reinforce high standards of work.
  • Assess sub-contractor performance (including review of non-conformance reports with the site-based project team) and produce reports for the project team.
  • Chair weekly sub contract meetings where both post and pre-weekly progress will be recorded and co-ordinated.
  • Produce weekly overall project progress reports to help the quantity surveyor and project engineer produce contract financial overviews. Your reports will include: issues that require either input from the client or other parties; financial movements (including additional orders raised and the necessity of such orders), and financial forecast information.
  • Undertake all other duties and responsibilities to fulfil Vital Energi’s obligations to the current contract, and meet all statutory obligations relating to health, safety and environment. Ensure all project/ company Health, Safety & Environmental goals are achieved and where possible exceeded.
  • Promote and comply with the Company’s policies on equality and health and safety both in the delivery of service and the treatment of others.
  • Auditing / approval of Risk Assessments and Method statements
  • Effectively Manage Customer expectations and requirements while developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Project Stakeholders
  • Manage the Delivery of Plant, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Installations
  • Manage close out of all snagging
  • Co-Ordination of Installation, Commissioning, Performance testing and Handover to Customer and Operations Department

Preparation of O&M Manuals

What you will need


  • salary
    Competetive Salary (depending upon experience)
  • pension
    Contributory Company Pension Scheme
  • insurance
    Non-contributory death-in-service insurance
  • holiday
    33 Days Holiday including BH
  • flexible working hours
    Flexible working hours patterns
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