Minor Work – Project Engineer

Cheshire East
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AstraZeneca UK
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Role Name: Minor Works - Project Engineer

Location: Macclesfield, UK

Competitive Benefits & Salary


Are you ready to embrace a new challenge and form a key component of an exciting set of new initiatives? As a Project Engineer, you will be part of a wider project team assisting the CPS Business Development and Innovations Lead. Your role will be hands-on, customer and contractor facing, delivering work packages, and ensuring they are delivered on time, safely, compliantly within budget, and exceeding our customer’s quality expectations. This specific role focuses on supporting the CPS Business Development and Innovations Lead, regarding the development and execution of a minor work's initiative.


Your responsibilities will include supporting the Business Development and Innovations Lead to develop and deliver the minor works Initiative and future innovation projects. You will act as a demand and commissioning manager, developing costs and schedules for construction, commissioning, and handover. You will ensure plans are prepared and executed for clients, end users, key collaborators etc. You will be responsible for all aspects of any work packages / scope assigned from the design stage through to completion and handover to the client.


- Knowledge and awareness of Project Management principles, documents, and plans

- Working in large (circa £3M) and small-scale projects (£0.5M)

- Awareness of CDM roles (Principal Designer, Principal Contractor, Client etc.)

- APM, PRINCE2 or equivalent project process

- Risk management

- Good facilitation and analytical skills

- Ability to deliver results on time, on budget, and to the high standards

- Ability to quickly gain the technical, behavioural, and contextual elements of a project

- Project reporting

- Knowledge and awareness of AZ Change Control process delivery and SAP maintenance essential

- Knowledge of prequalification and supply chain assurance, systems and processes

- Awareness of ISO / AZ / CDM Regs standards


- Engineering degree or equivalent experience (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Architectural, etc.)

- Understand engineering drawings, construction sites and activities

- Organisational and leadership skills

- APM, PRINCE2 or equivalent accreditation

- GMP, Validation and Pharmaceutical processes

- Strong drive and resilience

- Action and result oriented

- Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels

- A willingness to see things through to the end

- A team player who is comfortable working with other specialists

- Ability to influence people at all levels

- Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines

- Being an inspirational leader who can demonstrate enthusiasm, passion

- Willingness to take on project ownership and accountability

When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we fuel bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That’s why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we’re not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and daring world.

Why AstraZeneca?

With constant new products and launches, there's never been a better time to join Supply Chain at AstraZeneca. Our resilience helps us to thrive as we innovate and evolve. We foster an encouraging, positive environment where ideas are welcomed and rewarded. If you are driven, take smart risks and are able to act quickly, then this is the place for you. Our contribution to life-changing medicines is why people have been here for decades. We do it for the patients.

Ready to make a big impact? Apply now and join us in shaping the future with life-changing medicines!

Date Posted


Closing Date

19-May-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.