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Project Engineer (Manufacturing)

Job Name

Project Engineer (Manufacturing)


United Kingdom




Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

UK OC Engineering Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Evelyn Elliott

About the role

What does a Project Engineer do?

As a member of the Bacardi UKOC Engineering Team, you will provide professional capex project management and engineering technical support for our Manufacturing Operations.

A key Engineering role, working with local site management teams plus other key stakeholders, leading / supporting development & delivery of key strategic projects; aligned to UKOC’s Best 10 Big Bets, future volume growth projections, ambition for Net Zero operational sites by 2030 and collaboratively helping to deliver energy plus operational asset reliability improvements at a local level. 


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Support development and delivery of the strategic capex plans for Manufacturing within Bacardi UK Operations.
  • Project manage Manufacturing related Capex Projects from conception to completion engaging effectively with all internal and external stakeholders; ensuring delivery to specification, programme and budget parameters.
  • Manage all Project specific contractor activities to ensure compliance with site safety requirements.
  • Provide local Project Engineering support on the ambitious drive to Net Zero by 2030.
  • Working with SQS and wider Engineering teams ensuring compliance on all engineering related legislative requirements. (e.g. PSSR, DSEAR, PUWER etc.)
  • Work with wider Bacardi UK Engineering Teams on developing Engineering Standards and sharing best practice.
  • Ensure all Engineering Projects technical records are up to-date ensuring Bacardi UKOC Change Management Procedures are deployed consistently.
  • Support the ongoing development of Project Management processes and procedures within the Bacardi UK OC.
  • Provide technical input and support to UK OC in delivering all cost saving and improvement / innovation activities.

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • University Degree (Engineering or Science based), minimum 5 years industry experience preferred. Chartered status or working towards.
  • General working knowledge of spirits bottling, packaging processes and associated process plant.
  • Excellent Project Management skills in development and delivery of major capital projects.
  • Good understanding of asset care / lifecycle management in relation to equipment technical assessment.
  • Working knowledge of health & safety legislation, including CDM, DSEAR, PUWER and Safety Management (ideally hold NEBOSH qualification). 
Personal Qualities
  • Ideally you will be a qualified Engineering Professional with industry experience, have passion for continuous improvement / innovation and a track record of deliver.
  • You have led major capex projects, have a good understanding of Engineering Project delivery and management strategies with sound knowledge of health & safety and understanding of environmental legislation.
  • You have excellent matrix teamworking & communication skills, plus ability to effectively influence key internal stakeholders and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Fearless: Challenges constructively to drive improvement, innovative mindset, finds better ways, eliminates roadblocks, seizes opportunities, embraces/leads change in positive way.
  • Founders: Demonstrates entrepreneurial mindset, have a can-do attitude, tries new things to make progress, spends wisely to drive best value.
  • Family: Do the right thing, treat others with respect, generate trust, build great influential relationships with local management teams, internal support functions and external stakeholders.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.