Vacancy: Project Design Engineer

June 26th, 2018

IPU is an established organisation that designs and builds systems for use in the Oil and Gas and genset industries. Our systems provide independent or emergency starting capability in some of the harshest environments on the planet. We design and manufacture standard and bespoke fuel cleaning and fuel polishing systems capable of cleaning and maintaining fuel in tanks as large as 1 million litres.

As a Project Design Engineer, you’ll be responsible for the design and management of engineered fuel conditioning projects.

Key responsibilities

  • Own and deliver projects from concept/kick-off meetings to project delivery and post contract support.
  • Read, interpret and synthesise engineering drawings, P+IDs, create bills of materials and project timing plans.
  • Work within the Engineering team to develop and sign off engineering designs and drawings before they are passed to manufacturing to ensure flawless manufacture.
  • Interface at a highly professional level with our customers both internally and externally.
  • Able to assist in ascertaining commercial and financial viability of projects and products.

Other responsibilities

  • Be able to work to deadlines to ensure dispatch dates are met.
  • Assist in the development of a range of standard and hydraulic and pneumatic starting systems.
  • Be prepared to own and run new development projects.
  • Be prepared to take a hands-on role, working closely with our workshop engineers.
  • Work with sub-suppliers where necessary to ensure quality of outsourced items and compliance to their quality standards and customer’s order.
  • Liaise with procurement on technical product requirements and specifications.
  • Ensure that the company and customer quality standards are met or exceeded.
  • Work within defined department processes.
  • Witness and sign off projects within their workshop.

Key competencies

  • Demonstrable Engineering skill and experience gained in a tightly regulated environment, preferably oil/gas sector.
  • Practical mechanical engineering background.
  • Engine knowledge.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Organised and methodical in working practices.
  • Good drafting skills.
  • Problem solver.
  • Understanding of hydraulics.
  • Understanding of compressed air.
  • Basic understanding of simple electrics.
  • Proficiency in CAD skills (Ideally Solidworks).
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A collaborative team player who takes individual responsibility.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and innovation.
  • IT literate.
  • Can-do attitude.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Well organised.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to