Mechanical Project Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512100-744522
    • Job Location: Milton Keynes , GBR
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 01, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Today’s business landscape requires companies to flex with changing global requirements and to leverage digital capabilities to meet customer expectations. Fortna helps clients solve the most complex distribution challenges and ensure business continuity. We are an end-to-end design-build firm, delivering data-driven solutions supported by engineering expertise, intelligent software, and best-fit technologies. Our solutions help improve performance, enable growth, and ultimately, drive profitability.

 Fortna UK is going through an exciting period of growth and looking to expand its team with enthusiastic, career-driven and motivated individuals.  As the successful candidate, you will receive significant support and mentoring to ensure a successful transition into the Fortna team, where you will be surrounded by collaborative and like-minded individuals who will support your development as you build your career with the business.

The primary focus of Mechanical Project Engineer will be to provide leadership and to be the single point of contact through all stages of a project to deliver engineering consistency. This position will lead and support single projects utilizing knowledge and experience of the material handling industry equipment and application.

A selection of primary responsibilities:  

  • Acting as the conduit in engineering to insure an on-time and under budget implementation  
  • Leading all required portions of a project through the requirements engineering and final engineering (implementation) processes including engineering budget, schedule-tracking, submitting weekly status reports and maintaining the Engineering Project Workbook

Requirements Engineering and Procurement Phase:

  • Leading detail design using Fortna’s propriety 3D drawing tool, design lock with Client (signature required), and preparing all bills of material (BOMs).
  • During procurement, supporting Client meetings, identifying potential suppliers, setting up tier levels, supporting request for proposal (RFP) generation, scorecard development, and reviewing and supporting supplier presentations and site visits
  • Estimating coordination, confirming and supporting capital budgets, and attending all price reviews.
  • Helping to develop implementation schedule and budget.
  • Tracking engineering schedule, budgets, and resource planning (report to engineering directors)
  • Interfacing with contractor/architect

Implementation Phase:

  • Leading final engineering effort and engineering weekly meeting, publishing weekly engineering status reports (consolidated from electrical engineering, design engineering, technical services), tracking engineering schedule and budgets, and resource planning (report to engineering directors)
  • Leading ITS project introduction meeting/internal kick-off
  • Reviewing MHS implementation plan with the project manager and the site manager (includes phasing)
  • Ensuring drawing quality control and quality assurance needed to provide a good implementation and supporting DQC Process (mechanical & electric)


Experience and Skills:

Qualifications and Skills:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering proven of relevant experience
  • Consulting, operations and/or distribution experience in supply chain logistics desired
  • Experience in standard design of relevant material handling equipment and general operational knowledge of distribution centers with a focus on automation design
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD with at least proven practical experience
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel
  • Experience in meeting and design session leadership and facilitation with ability to present in front of a large group including all stakeholders
  • Ability to travel approx. 25% domestically (potential international travel)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our organisation who, in addition to providing a competitive salary package, offer many additional benefits including Private Healthcare, Health Cash Plan, Company Contributory Pension scheme, Fitness/Wellness reimbursement programme, Volunteer time off as well as significant personal development opportunities, all within a modern working environment.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your existing skills in a positive and supportive working environment, think you can add value to our aim of constantly striving to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our Clients and develop new services to meet those needs, please submit your application and we hope to meet you soon. 


Fortna is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons