Customer Project Engineer Assistant

A well-established manufacturer based in Newmarket with a c£15m turnover, is seeking a well organised methodical Customer Project Engineer Assistant to support their Commercial function as an addition to a successful team. 


Reporting to the Customer Project Engineer, you will aim to plan ahead and assist them in their day to day and weekly activities. You will be a self-starter with good interpersonal skills, ideally possess some commercial exposure working within a high-volume manufacturing or project environment. This role will suit a graduate with a technical/engineering degree or someone who enjoys a varied workload that requires attention to detail with a technical understanding to read CAD drawings and detailed/complex and confidential specifications or similar calibre. This is a busy team, where you will have exposure working directly with customers, sub-contractors, suppliers and all internal operations. Key responsibilities include: 


  • Assist and support confidential and complex commercial projects for administration and systems
  • Support with the generation of product supply specifications working closely with the business's teams and commercial business partners (both customer and suppliers)
  • Plan and work methodically to ensure files are kept up to date, suggesting improvements where possible to continually improve the administration functions within this role
  • Support the control of specifications including release and update processes internally and with customers and suppliers
  • Assist with sales project management timelines utilising Gannt Charts to ensure projects meet agreed dates
  • Plan ahead to assist with project specification sign off and acceptance with all teams and customer
  • Assist and support the design, packaging and artwork tasks with customer and supplier facing projects
  • Assist with all Engineering Change Requests significant to commercial projects ensuring they are correct and support the processes and procedures  
  • Provide assistance to the Sales and Marketing teams on Sales Projects including project management of various commercial projects
  • Assist with reports ensuring deadlines are met and reviewed with critical actions highlighted and escalated where necessary
  • Ensure data management system Qpulse is up to date, well organised, easy to access/find and improve where necessary   
  • Promote and maintain a safe, clean and tidy approach to all work situations in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and Housekeeping standards

This is a great opportunity where you will support and assist the Customer Project Engineer to make this your own and work within a passionate, fun and innovative organisation that continually strives to maintain the respect and trust of their Customers.