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Projects Engineer - Assistant Project Manager

Vacancy Job Title Projects Engineer – Assistant Project Manager
Department Engineering
Reports To Head of Projects


The Projects Engineer will carry out a wide range of project engineering tasks to support the Project Management team, during every phase of a project. This role is suitable for applicants who have a keen interest in Project Management and would like to progress to a Project Manager role. Providing support to project engineers and sales managers will also be a key part of the role. The Projects Engineer will be involved with all aspects of the business, including the generation of proposals and ongoing project support. Appropriate training will be given.

Specific responsibilities:

  • To assist with tender / RFQ data collection and summarising that information
  • To assist with proposal generation including the compilation of standard RJM documents and proposals, ensuring correct procedures are followed
  • To ensure suppliers’ details are kept up to date, including records of confidentiality agreements and suppliers’ insurance details
  • To create, log and issue purchase orders and invoices, as directed
  • To help create and maintain project update documents and charts
  • To maintain correct document filing procedures, as per RJM’s QMS procedures
  • To generate and compile QA packs
  • To assist in document formatting and comp checking
  • To assist with the planning and execution of all business, sales, technical, fiscal and administrative functions of projects, sub-jobs or studies
  • To assist in negotiations for work or changes to the scope of work with customers and vendors
  • To assist in reporting project status and prospects for additional work
  • To assist in establishing design criteria for preliminary and final engineering for all areas of the project, either by RJM engineers or subcontracted. This could include the following criteria:
    - Preparing documentation for engineering and detail design
    - Preparing documentation for design calculations, sizing and selection of components, to ensure compliance with contract requirements
    - Interfacing with RJM’s engineering team or its sub-contractors to coordinate and provide updates to all stakeholders
    - Preparing specifications for all design work to be sub-contracted, evaluating bids and coordinating the activities of outside design firms or consultants to confirm design/sizing will meet technical requirements for the contract
    - Ensuring compliance with RJM’s QMS procedures
    - Preparing Purchase Orders for contract equipment
  • To assist in the development of budgets, schedules and plans for the various elements of each project
  • To report the progress of all project activity, including significant milestones, and any developments that would affect project cost or schedule to RJM
  • To assist in the development of plans to rectify potential project delays or cost overruns, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work
  • To monitor construction sub-contractors and other associated construction functions necessary to erect supplied equipment, material and engineering services for specific projects
  • To assist with hands-on diagnostic testing, start-up, and optimisation of systems which may require extensive time in the field
  • To prepare proposals, presentations and pricing for sales opportunities
  • To assist in the negotiations and review of new contracts with customers, as required

Work Location:

Winchester, UK

Travel: Up to 50% to domestic and international locations

Hours: Generally, 8.30am – 5.30pm, 5 days per week, with occasional extra hours as necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree qualified
  • One or more years’ related work experience in a similar field
  • Prior experience must include project engineering in small- to medium-sized projects
  • Demonstrated ability to assist with working on managing cost, schedule, customer interface and contracts
  • Good level of technical understanding
  • Excellent English and grammatical skills
  • Strong computer skills including demonstrated experience in the use of Microsoft products
  • Action-orientated engineer with demonstrated ability to accomplish objectives
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with demonstrated ability to manage details
  • Ability to interface at all relevant levels within customer organisations and capable of developing strong customer relationships


  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner
  • Technical knowledge and experience of combustion and emissions technology, systems and related processes
  • Microsoft Project experience
  • Additional language skills

Posted: 19th March 2021

For further information and to apply for this position, please contact Pennie Lestock-Reid, Administration Manager. Contact