Engineering Project Manager

Location:  Bolton
Function:  Manufacturing
Job Reference:  4906
Employment Type:  Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  31/12/2023
Date:  3 Feb 2024

 **NATIONWIDE Opportunity**


Location: This role can be based at any one of our UK Bakery sites dependant on your location
Salary: Up to 66,000 dependant on experience
Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday Days based


Are you a Project Engineer or Maintenance Manager with experience of project delivery ideally from a manufacturing background? 


Due to an internal promotion and continued investment in new product development we are looking for an experienced Engineering Project Manager.


Reporting in to the Group Engineering Manager and being a key part of our Manufacturing Excellence (MEX) Dept.,  you’ll identify, win and deliver the MEX Asset Care Improvement Project capital expenditure Agenda OTIF, engaging key stakeholders across all levels.


The MEX Team are dedicated to executing Improvement Projects throughout the UK bakery network from London to Scotland, therefore you will be fully mobile and able to travel as required.


The Recipe


It’s a great time to join Warburtons, we are fully committed to our continued investment in new technology and automation.


As part of our Manufacturing Excellence Team, you'll be responsible for the delivery of all agreed Engineering Projects on time, to agreed standards and on budget ensuring that Continuous Improvement is embedded every time. 


We’re looking for an effective communicator, someone experienced in leadership and people management. You’ll be able to coach and influence the cross-functional site teams to enable delivery of the MEX Asset Care Improvement Project Agenda.


We never compromise on Health & Safety or Quality therefore you will be responsible to drive our Health and Safety strategy, legislation and company standards in all project work as a priority. 

Key Accountabilities and Measures


  • Safety – To be accountable for own and team’s adherence to relevant safety standard across all activities (including external contractors) inclusive of CDM definitions
  • Identify, and deliver the Manufacturing Excellence Asset Care Project Plan
  • Identify, engage and manage the 3rd Party Vendor community associated to Project Delivery and Nationwide Maintenance
  • Negotiate and purchase assets for Asset Care Projects alongside procurement
  • Provide Asset Care and Root Cause Problem Solving support into sites as necessary
  • Ensure all New Assets are provided with a comprehensive Early Equipment Management plan

Essential Ingredients


  • As you will support our sites across the UK, you’ll require a valid driving licence.
  • Proven project management experience within engineering (manufacturing environment)
  • H&S/Food Safety systems & legislation knowledge e.g. IOSH – able to ensure a safe working environment.
  • IT knowledge – able to use widespread functions within relevant software including; Microsoft Office, MS Project 
  • Be influential, articulate and persuasive, a relationship builder- establishing credibility with both internal and external contacts at all levels analysing and problem-solving skills – Data Driven Problem Solver
  • Works collaboratively to make decisions with the input of the wider team
  • Possess an Engineering Qualification such as HND, HNC, BEng or equivalent



  • Expert knowledge of project management processes and O&M development and issuing
  • Financial and Budget Management Experience

Extra Dough


And last, but by no means least, you will want to know what your breads worth:


  • A slice of the annual profits (discretionary profit share)
  • Company car
  • Family time is important to us so as well as your holiday entitlement, we'll give you the opportunity to purchase up to an extra weeks annual leave
  • Award winning pension scheme with company contributions
  • Private medical insurance and life assurance
  • Products you will love along with deals and discounts for you and the family through our Extra Dough website
  • Continued investment in your personal development
  • Fully stocked kitchens filled with our delicious products for you to enjoy with your daily brew!
  • Support for your health and wellbeing, including access to free physiotherapy, 24/7 access to a confidential helpline for practical advice and a comprehensive occupational health service


We respect and value difference. We look to create an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Companies that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, or any other aspect which makes them unique, are proven to be better companies. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work, is the right thing to do.