Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Engineer


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About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

We love applying our science to creating products that, in big ways and small, make things better in some way. Helping people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protecting their health. Safeguarding the environment. And we have an insatiable appetite for meeting the world’s ever-changing challenges.

3M employs 2,750 people in the UK across 17 locations, including nine manufacturing sites. Products manufactured here include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products and drug delivery systems.

Ready to be part of what's next?

3M is seeking a Graduate Project Engineer to join our UK&I Project Engineering Organisation based at Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Location – 3M Loughborough, Healthcare manufacturing facility.

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Salary - £31,262 starting salary plus excellent benefits package.

Key Benefits Include:

  • 25 days paid annual holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory SMART Stakeholder Pension Scheme with up to 10% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme 4 x salary
  • General Employee Stock Purchase Plan providing the opportunity to purchase 3M stock at discounted rates
  • Discount on 3M products
  • Employee discount scheme providing preferential rates across major UK retailers and service providers
  • Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial support for further education.

Overall Mission

3M UK&I Project Engineering lead all CAPEX projects in support of 9 Manufacturing sites and 9 Satellite sites.

Primary products manufactured in the UK&I are Healthcare, Industrial and Personal Safety.

CAPEX spend resourced by the UK&I team is approximately $30 million per year (recent projects have been in the ~$20-25 million range).
CAPEX projects drivers range from Compliance, Quality, New Product Introduction, Growth (Sales), Replacement and Cost reduction.

As a Graduate Project Engineer you will take responsibility for providing safe and compliant delivery of assigned capital projects, on time, within budget and to the agreed scope. You will lead projects at 3M Loughborough manufacturing site. There may also be a possibility to lead specific projects in Aycliffe (depending on mobility and the project portfolio needs).

Job Responsibilities

Leadership of engineering capital projects through multi-disciplinary teams ($5k – $500k). Projects are typically manufacturing/automation process technology biased.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Capital project definition
  • Equipment specification (URS)
  • Design Review (DQ) process
  • Creating and leading project teams - edfining roles and responsibilities
  • Project risk management
  • Sourcing strategy & Vendor selection
  • Cost estimating/control
  • Schedule generation/adherence
  • Equipment acceptance testing (FAT/SAT)
  • Report writing/presenting
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Installation/Commissioning
  • Equipment validation (IQ/OQ)
  • Handover and post-completion audit.

Person Profile

  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Predicted or achieved a minimum 2:1 degree in an Engineering Discipline;
    • Electrical/controls
    • Mechanical/manufacturing
  • 120 UCAS points at A-Level (or equivalent qualification) including at least one STEM subject.
  • Valid UK driving licence is preferred but not essential.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Good engineering/technical knowledge
  • Competent PC user
  • Good problem solver
  • Data handling and processing
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing environment is desired but not essential
  • Ability to develop lead cross-functional project teams.
Personal Attributes:
  • Pro-active self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work at all levels of the organisation
  • Highly motivated with the drive & energy to lead and influence change
  • Good team player able to work well with & influence others
  • Ability to prioritise effectively
  • Strong Communication skills.

Working at 3M

Unleash your potential.

Our success depends on the energy of our employees and the high quality of their leadership. Most of all it depends on their continuous improvement.

Move forward.

From sales to manufacturing to marketing to engineering, if you're committed to expanding your knowledge and gaining leading-edge skills, this is the place to do it. Professional development at 3M includes excellent training, continuing educational support, mentorship from smart, experienced people and more.

Move up - or move in new directions.

You'll find a strong promote-from-within culture here; it's an important aspect of our emphasis on learning and professional growth. You may also move between business units or even, potentially, to different locations around the world. That's one of the many advantages of our diverse business model and global reach.

Employment Statement

At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people!
As an equal opportunity employer, 3M will not discriminate against any applicant.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: R00991957
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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2020
  • £31,262 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Loughborough (Leicestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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