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Project Engineer



Project Engineer



This is a great opportunity to join our team, bringing to life our future condiments manufacturing facility, located in Haddenham, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.




  • Develop, lead, and execute capital and expense projects in a manner that follows all process and technical standards
  • Develop technical proposals (solutions and options) to meet customer needs
  • Responsible for all aspects of approved project execution, including detail technical design, issuing technical specifications, following standard project management techniques, managing vendors, contract engineers, and contractors for constructions, re-modelling and equipment fabrication and installation
  • Responsible for system commissioning and ramp up as well as transition to operations/maintenance including documentation, training, spare parts and conducting post project review to measure results and document learnings
  • Work closely with Maintenance Leadership to implement TPM and drive loss elimination
  • Work closely with engineering leadership to implement strategic capital plan
  • Support business partners in development of long term (5-10 year) site plans and operational scenarios (1-3 years)
  • Share control with operational leaders of project priorities, influence other departmental leaders
  • Responsible for delivery of small, medium, and large sized projects, with impact to customer service levels and budget performance
  • Directly impact the results of performance the assigned plant/operation. Depending on the project, may also affect entire business in the case of sales/marketing and capacity increase driven projects
  • Interact with business functions outside of a specific plant including sales, marketing, packaging materials engineering, and corporate functions (QA, Safety, Finance)
  • Provide technical input and leadership to influence related decision-making process at multiple levels of hierarchy
  • Directly lead the work of contract engineers, improvement teams, contractors, vendors. Influence maintenance, operations, and other site teams at all levels through informal leadership
  • Provide technical expertise for ongoing improvement projects and facilitate the prevention of defects and comprehensive continuous improvement
  • Develop and implement the program of cost saving and energy reduction project opportunities




  • Relevant Engineering degree (ME, CHemE, IE, EE), or equivalent experience
  • Experience as project engineer in manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of food manufacturing practices and ability to develop process improvements and solutions
  • Experience in food processing, dry or liquid packaging, pharmaceutical, or chemical process would be a strong plus
  • Experience in Shop floor/information systems highly desirable
  • Knowledge of CAD, PFD, P&ID, pneumatics, hydraulics, Basic controls/PLC
  • Understanding of project justification financial process (i.e. Return on Investment, Internal Rate of Return, and Life Cycle Cost/Benefit Analysis)
  • Experience in the development of financial justification and business case documentation for project submittals
  • Experience in project budget management including estimate development, managing spending appropriately between capital and expense, cash flow projection, and cash flow reporting
  • Mechanically inclined, able to analyse complex data and get to the root cause to solve technical issues
  • Leader and problem solver, able to think independently and apply innovation appropriately based on risk assessment




Agencies:  McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.


McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.