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Project Engineer

Birmingham, UK Req #1029
17 May 2024

Package Description: 

Great benefits such as:                      

  • Bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, plus each year you will have the option to buy and sell leave
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Support to include Life Assurance and critical illness pay
  • 24/7 Colleague Assistance Programme and Financial Wellbeing Support – access to affordable loans, savings accounts, advanced earned pay, and financial education via salary finance
  • Online savings- major retailers, utilities, entertainment plus many more!


Are you enthusiastic about making a positive impact in the sustainability sector and on the lookout for your next exciting venture?

We are actively looking for a Project Engineer to join our engineering team. You will join a talented team within our central engineering group who deliver an array of innovative, exciting and complex initiatives ranging from modifications through to large scale capex projects across the organisation. 

Whilst we are already very efficient at separating materials, we also know there is more that could be done to release additional value from the materials that we handle. That is both challenging and interesting; pushing to redefine the boundaries of what is possible for our sector. 

Across the UK we operate a network of large scale facilities using a wide range  of sizing, densification and separation processes, which include the following techniques: Hammer mills,  Rotary shears, Granulators, Raspers, Shears,  Balers, Pelletisers, Briquetters, Trommels, Vibrating screens, Magnetic separators, (drum, overband, DSRP), Eddy current separators, Heavy media flotation, Water tables, Vibro sorters, Optical colour sorters, Centrifugal driers, Air separators, Electrostatics,



The purpose of this role is to collaborate with EMR Sites throughout the UK in order to:

1. Identify and develop process design concepts into deliverable projects. Produce detailed:

  • User specifications
  • Process designs.
  • Specifications for plant items.

2. Determine appropriate procurement approach for each project, with respect to complexity, value and risk, and prepare specifications and procurement document documentation as appropriate.

3. Implementation of engineering solutions to the agreed specification and successful hand over of solutions to plant and operational management.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Definition of user specifications.
  • Production of detailed layout drawings.
  • Design for safety, ease of maintenance and operation.
  • Define performance and general specifications for supply of plant and equipment.
  • Supplier tendering, selection and contracting process.
  • Comparison and analysis of supplier solutions
  • Implementation of engineering solutions.
  • Supplier management.
  • Defining and carrying out performance and acceptance testing.
  • Influential in the successful handover of plant and equipment to the operations team.
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting in support of continuous improvement in the efficiency of the plant and equipment.
  • Mentor/Coaching roles within the Engineering team, to aid the development of the junior members.


Key Deliverables:

  • User specifications agreed with relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Detailed designs, specifications and performance requirements necessary for procurement of plant and equipment and installation and construction services
  • Dependant on project size and complexity, work as part of a cross functional PM team, develop process engineering projects delivered to specification, including:
    • Ordering and cost tracking
    • Programme management.
    • Management of multiple suppliers and contractors
    • Performance and acceptance tests

As part of the Engineering team develop:

  • Standard working practices and operating instructions for plant and equipment incorporating safe working procedures documented.
  • Preventative maintenance schedules delivered as part of the handover to operations.
  • Spares packages defined, scoped and in place as appropriate.
  • Develop/improve EMR engineering standards and codes of practice.


Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least five years’ experience within a process engineering role, with a strong Materials Handling background.  
  • Experience in heavy industries such as recycling, mining, quarrying or other mineral processing would be beneficial, but experience in other physical processing industries such as food manufacturing is also relevant.
  • Qualified Engineer
  • Deep knowledge of mechanical engineering principles applied to physical processing, together with good knowledge across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • CAD 
  • Failure Mode & Effect Analysis
  • Experience of supplier management
  • Experience of supplier contracting and supplier agreements.
  • Experience of managing significant engineering projects in a process / manufacturing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Who We Are: 

European Metal Recycling is a global leader in sustainable materials with physical operations in the UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands. Our core business is the recycling of metal and plastics from a range of public, commercial and industrial waste streams. Our recycling activities generate around 10 million tonnes of sustainable materials every year, saving over 10 million tonnes of CO2.

Our mission is to have great people serving our customers with dependable recycling solutions. EMR is still privately owned, with family values at its core. It’s a place where we care about our people, our customers, our workplace and our communities. We offer diverse and exciting career opportunities where individuals can make a difference and are recognised and rewarded for their hard work.

Find out more about us at www.emrgroup.com  

It goes without saying that you will need the correct licences or certificates for a variety of our roles.

However, at EMR we value the way we do things as much as the delivery. We call our expectations our Behaviours. They align with our Values of We Care and We Do, and they apply across all levels and roles in the business.

​We Care

- Integrity – you are Respectful and Honest

- Trust – you are Collaborative and Genuine

We Do

- Accountable – you are Determined and Responsible

- Innovative – you have a Growth Mind-set and you are Progressive


The EMR Way - Our Behaviours will achieve success as One Team.

If you embody our Behaviours, we want to hear from you! 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
Location on Google Maps
  • Birmingham, UK