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Project Engineer

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you a passionate Project Engineer? Are you able to oversee and execute capital investment projects? Do you have a deep understanding of delivering projects safely, precisely and within budget?

If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to join our exclusive team based in our Folkestone Manufacturing site!

As a Project Engineer you will support the Engineering Manager in overseeing and executing capital investment projects throughout UK branches and occasionally European sites. You will also oversee project integration into the business, sharing updates and ensuring milestones are met. The role also involves partnering with the facilities group to set up a KPI system to gauge activity performance, evolving and overseeing the site's CAD drawings archive, and acting as a pivotal member in shaping the factory site project protocols.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform tasks and roles as directed by the Projects and Facilities Engineering teams: developing skills and capabilities essential for an Engineer in a manufacturing context by following the guidance of the Projects and Facilities Engineering teams.
  • Lead the Project Gates Monthly meeting: leading the Project Gates Monthly meeting as a communication medium, connecting with the project team and all other departments.
  • Monitor and be accountable for project Change control: monitoring and be accountable for project Change control and become the Subject Matter Expert in change control within the department.
  • Formulate and carry out project communications and KPI monitoring: formulating and carrying out project communications and KPI monitoring to ensure the project progress and performance are transparent and measurable.
  • Master the skill of troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis (RCA): troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to identify and resolve any issues or problems that may arise during the project execution.
  • Ensure project expenditures remain within the sanctioned budget: ensuring project expenditures remain within the sanctioned budget and share vital project details with management and the entire workforce when needed.

The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years experience in Project Management, preferably within a manufacturing or engineering environment, and a degree in Project Management, Engineering, or a related field. A Prince 2 qualification is desirable, but not mandatory. You will also have stellar communication capabilities, robust IT proficiency, with expertise in Excel, and proficiency in technical drawing using AutoCAD (or willingness to learn). Moreover, you should be able to demonstrate that you are independent, proactive, pragmatic, results-oriented, solution-focused, adaptable, innovative, resilient, poised, persuasive, dependable, punctual, proactive, versatile, and open to further learning and growth.

This role works 37 hours per week Monday-Friday.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus, life assurance cover and membership of a health cash plan.

This is a great opportunity to work with recognisable global brands and to see your work in the real world. Sounds interesting? Send us your CV and let’s talk.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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United Kingdom

With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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