Project Engineer

Location: 30 Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield S9 1GA

Working for us

Our people are central to our success, and part of that success is being a business where everyone enjoys coming to work.  If you join us, you will experience personal development and a work environment that allows you to perform at your best. We create a lively, collaborative environment where everyone understands what's expected of them and works together to achieve it. We pride ourselves on being open and honest where everybody has the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas.


Role Overview

  • The Project Engineer's primary function is to support the Project Manager, as needed, to ensure achievement of project success factors, which are:
    • Projects completed on time
    • To the agreed specification
    • To the highest levels of quality commensurate with industry and commercial proposal
    • Achievement of, and ideally improvement of handed over budget performance in accordance with all SCX health and safety requirements and HSE legislation whilst meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations

About You 

Key Skills/Experience



  • Demonstrable track record of successfully delivering engineering projects and of co-ordinating the hands-on work needed to achieve the project objectives in the field

  • Demonstrable experience delivering projects in either Nuclear / Oil & Gas / Manufacturing / Process / Power Generation industries

  • A formal qualification to HND level or higher in an Engineering discipline or proven and significant experience of working within an engineering company

  • Able to read complex engineering drawings encompassing mechanical, electrical and control system elements

  • Experience of managing third party sub-contractors

  • As happy working on site as in an office, including spending overnights away as projects demand

  • Ability to work on site as company representative co-ordinating site works, attending progress meetings and managing site paperwork

  • Demonstrable understanding of relevant engineering standards, Health & Safety, CDM & CE Regulations

  • Experience of solving problems between internal work teams, external partners, clients and authorities

  • Able to prepare reports of the weekly and/or monthly production status, update cost estimates and justify new expenditures

  • To read and understand client specifications to ensure projects are delivered in compliance with client requirements

  • Ability to author project and compliance documentation

  • Able to author and/or contribute to site safety documentation including Risk Assessments and Method Statements

  • Able to author Factory and Site Acceptance Testing documentation

  • Preparing pre-cost estimates of all aspects of a job for bidding purposes

  • Liasing with the Manufacturing Dept in the ordering of materials and equipment

  • Expedite orders placed with suppliers

  • Working at our assembly/build workshops to ensure our products/systems are built and tested in line with our design documentation and drawings

  • Reviewing subcontractor bids for certain parts of projects

  • Willing to undergo security clearance to a minimum of SC


  • Experience of working within the Mechanical Handling sector including overhead cranes, materials handling, moving structures

  • Experience of working within the Nuclear Decommission or MOD sectors

  • Experienced with mechanical and/or electrical design packages, e.g. SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCad Electrical

  • Experience of running FAT & SAT (Factory and Site acceptance tests)

  • A relevant Health & Safety qualification such as NEBOSH, SMSTS, Safety Passport, CSCS


What you’ll get in return

In return you get to work in a supportive team and for a business that is going through an exciting period of growth, where innovation is at the heart of everything we do. It’s a great time to join us and add value to our team.  Here is a little more information about what’s in it for you.

  • We have a competitive benefits package that’s reviewed regularly to meet the needs of our people.
  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic Enrolment into our company pension scheme
  • 25 days company holiday + Statutory Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Westfield Foresight cash plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Westfield Employee Rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Social space with gaming room, pool table and darts
  • Free parking


Employee Development & Training

Here at SCX we want to leave a legacy by developing a team of highly motivated, engaged, and talented people. From day one you will experience our commitment to your development; during your first few months of employment, you will understand how our business works, your role in it and how you contribute to our success.

Throughout your employment you will meet for regular development reviews with your manager where you can discuss progress against objectives, share feedback, receive mentoring and coaching and agree any specific training needs. You will learn new skills, knowledge and experiences that will help you grow as an individual, benefiting you and where your success also makes our business a success.


Why SCX?

We are highly profitable and fast-growing business which started life over 30 years ago. Our talented team of almost 100 people designs, builds, commissions and maintains bespoke mechanical, electrical and hydraulic engineered solutions to solve complex lifting and moving challenges for structures, materials and people.

  • We have developed a global reputation on the back of many iconic projects in:
  • Nuclear energy at Sellafield, Magnox, Dounreay, EDF and Urenco
  • Defence nuclear submarines with Babcock, BAE and Rolls Royce
  • Defence surface vessels including the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers and other Royal Navy vessels
  • Aerospace production-line and test handling systems for Rolls Royce, BAE and Bombardier
  • Infrastructure projects including moveable bridges, flood defences and rail
  • Kinetic architecture including retractable roofs for Wimbledon’s Centre Court and No. 1 Court, the world’s first dividing and retractable pitch at Tottenham Hotspur FC, as well as recent new stadia projects in Hong Kong and Europe

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.


If you are interested in this role, please fill out the below form or contact our HR Manager at or on 07880 389 390.


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SCX Special Projects Ltd

Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield, S9 1GA, United Kingdom

t:  +44 (0)114 262 6199