Project Engineer

Reports to: Operations Director

Department: Projects

Location: 30 Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield S9 1GA

Salary: Negotiable according to experience, 25 days annual leave plus statutory holidays, 5% matched pension contribution, Westfield Health, Life assurance 2x salary, flexi-time system, social room with darts, pool, video games etc


About Us

Sheffield based SCX Special Projects is a highly profitable business which started life over 30 years ago. It designs, builds, commissions and maintains bespoke engineering solutions to complex lifting and moving challenges for structures, materials and people for its customers in the nuclear energy, defence, aviation and kinetic architecture sectors.

Its highly-talented team of 60 has a global reputation having delivered numerous iconic projects in nuclear energy at Sellafield and Dounreay, retractable roofs for Wimbledon’s Centre Court and No.1 Court, the world’s first dividing and retractable pitch at Tottenham Hotspur FC, on-board systems for the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers, advanced production line handling and test systems for Rolls Royce engines and F-35 Lightning jets, and many others.

With the backing of its investors Elysian Capital the business is implementing a strategy which will see significant domestic and international growth.

As a part of this growth plan SCX Special Projects is currently looking for ten new members of its engineering, operations and HR teams. The teams will continue to grow over the next few years.


Job Summary

  • 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

If you are interested in this role or other opportunities with SCX please contact our recruitment partner Chris Carter at Nicholas Associates Group in Sheffield:

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SCX Special Projects Ltd

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

t:  +44 (0)114 262 6199