Project Engineer - Electrical

Research & Development Banbury Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

This position is based at our Manufacturing site in Banbury. The Project Engineer is part of the Capex Engineering team who form a key part of the wider Manufacturing function. The Manufacturing function ensures the integration of all key business processes from supplier to customers, green coffee beans to award winning coffee. The team covers sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, engineering, supply chain and planning processes, they ensure optimal alignment between demand and supply at a global scale.

The capex engineering team are accountable for the delivery of all engineering capex projects on site from small scale up to multi-million-pound investments. The project engineer is responsible for the end to project management of varied projects across our manufacturing operation, managing projects from concept to commissioning within a varied process manufacturing environment.

Key responsibilities of the role:  

Project Planning:

  • Responsible for pre-engineering scoping, costing and capital expenditure request document preparation.


  • Giving regular stakeholder updates on project progress.
  • Engaging and communicating with the shift teams to ensure that the installation meets operations requirements from a maintenance, operability and training aspect. This involves including operators and technicians in the whole lifecycle of the project and producing update documents for the control room communication boards.

Project Management & Execution:

  • Ensuring installations are compliant with relevant H&S Guidelines and Regulations.
  • Ensuring compliance against JDE safety policies, for example, LOTOTO, permit to work, hazard work permits, behavioural observation safety, auditing.
  • Producing tender documents for suppliers to ensure competitive bidding on project works and working with central procurement to get contracts in place for orders.
  • Managing cost versus budget using the JDE blue lines cost tracker and reporting actual, commitment, and remaining budget spend on a monthly basis.
  • Preparing and issuing relevant documentation such as drawings, cable schedules, commissioning documents, equipment schedules, FAT, SAT, H&S checklists, risk assessments.
  • Working with the software engineers to develop a URS for the process installation and review FDS.
  • Ensuring installations are compliant from a GMP aspect (hygienic, easy to clean).
  • Managing contractors in the work area, preparing permits and reviewing risk assessments and method statements.
  • Management of orders through the use of SAP, from raising PO’s, issuing to suppliers, receipting and checking invoice discrepancies.
  • Carrying out process isolations to ensure safe systems of work during installation.

Project Close-Out:  

  • Commission the installation with the project team and suppliers and ensure full snag tracking and close out through commissioning, qualification and verification.
  • Ensure relevant handover documentation is in place such as OEM manuals, training documents and risk assessments.


  • Proven experience of delivering significant capex investment projects.
  • Strong engineering (multi skilled or electrically bias) background ideally within a process manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of hands on commissioning.
  • Strong project and stakeholder managements skills with experience of navigating complex projects.
  • Experience of managing tender processes and delivering against financial budgets.
  • Experience and or understand of Prince2 and stage and gate project management techniques.

Additional Information

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.