Project Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and work as part of a growing business that is prepared to invest in your future.

Job Title: Project Engineer

Salary: Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Location: This role will be based at our HQ, Kilwaughter, Co. Antrim

Purpose: This is a key role aimed at attracting an individual who has developed expertise in planning and execution of capital investment projects for production operations, along with knowledge of process implementation, improvement and lean manufacturing. Working as part of a busy engineering team you will lead the feasibility, development and execution of significant capital expenditure projects that deliver increased plant capacity or operational efficiencies.

You will develop deep technical knowledge and expertise on manufacturing processes, insight on specialist suppliers and have strong project deliver skills.


  • Take responsibility for health, safety, and wellbeing to deliver a safety-first culture
  • Bring a problem solving and root cause based mindset and culture to deliver high quality solutions
  • Drive urgency, determination, and a systematic approach to remove roadblocks to resolve issues and deliver projects in an optimal fashion
  • Manage key performance indicators which demonstrate value, performance, reliability, efficiency along with project delivery measures including Return on Investment
  • Conduct feasibility studies for proposed projects and present to the relevant stakeholders for approval
  • As part of the Engineering Team, work in close partnership with the maintenance and operations teams to ensure their knowledge and experience are considered and that key personnel are developed and trained on new systems in a timely manner
  • Prepare process documentation and operating instructions
  • Work collaboratively across Operations to gain robust technical knowledge on plant to develop expertise, understand performance bottlenecks and identify improvement opportunities
  • Identifying and assess future capacity demands across all market segments and develop innovative programmes to meet business needs in a timely fashion
  • Demonstrate resiliency and ambition to build and drive sustainable engineering excellence, root cause thinking and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate a change instigator mindset to lead continuous improvement and drive positive change
  • Knowledge of manufacturing improvement strategies and problem solving
  • Oversee and asses new and existing processes and workflows, to devise, implement and test new strategies to help optimise productivity
  • Analyse data to discover areas that need improvement and upgrades by developing best practices, routines and innovative solutions to improve production rates and quality output
  • Act as an ambassador for our company values, behaviours and adhere to all company procedures

Kilwaughter Minerals Limited


Job Title: Project Engineer





  • Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • HNC in a relevant discipline with time served
  • HND in a relevant discipline with time served
  • Project Management Qualification


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience gained in a manufacturing environment, or similar role
  • Project Management Experience
  • Evidence of increasing plant capacity
  • Delivery of operational efficiencies
  • Root cause analysis & fault-finding experience on automated machinery & electrical systems
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply information from various sources
  • Experience within a Manufacturing environment in a similar industry.


A change leader who can initiate and deliver change, and take people with them.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent organisational, planning and prioritising ability

Continuous improvement mindset

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders

Ability to mobilise urgency and determination

Strong influencing skills with ability to influence upwards, downwards and laterally

Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience in using Navision ERP system


  • Able to work flexible hours as required and to travel as required to meet business needs


  • Ambitious & passionate about our brand, our reputation and our customers
  • A creative thinker who can problem solve and drive continuous improvement
  • Determined and driven by results whilst eager to work at pace
  • Embrace and adapt well to change with a positive, can-do attitude
  • An ambassador for our company values and someone who leads by example

Interested in working for Kilwaughter Minerals? Get in touch.

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