Graduate Opportunity

Project Engineer


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Business overview

Ceramtec is a global company specialising in the design and manufacture of speciality ceramic components to a wide variety of markets and customers globally. Within the product and material portfolio, CeramTec designs and manufactures piezo ceramic components, sensor, transducers and dielectric ceramic products at two sites in the UK (Ruabon, Wales and Southampton, England), and also in Germany.

Who we are and what we do

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Overview & Scope of Role:

The role of Project Engineer exists within the R&D team in Southampton which is responsible for delivering additional profitable sales from our sensor and transducer production lines, and supporting the growth plans of the business. As a key member of the team the role requires a “hands-on” approach to project management, with the creation and execution of detailed product development project plans. You'll use considerable influencing and persuasion skills combined with the technical ability, enthusiasm and desire to succeed, as you drive the project to completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Engineer will be responsible for managing development projects from initial customer conception through the design stage to testing and evaluation. The main duties will include but not limited to:

  • Creating and managing the project plan, communicating with stakeholders regularly to ensure the plan is kept live and the key delivery dates are met. Regular feedback of the planning activities will also need to be made to the end customer.
  • Managing the activities of the technician responsible for building prototypes, including the design of assembly and test tooling.
  • Performing the majority of the tasks identified within the plan such as:
    • Designing and developing the product and tooling with the assistance of the product design team
    • Evaluation and testing of concepts and the final design
    • Liaising with suppliers to optimise design and ensure materials and tooling are delivered on time and to specification
    • Regular updates with the customer
    • Create and maintain all necessary design, development, testing and approval documentation according to strict APQP / ISO13485 and ISO9001 procedures
    • Regular communication with manufacturing Engineering to assist with the introduction to the shop floor
    • Identifying and developing technology enhancements for the Southampton portfolio, developing the concepts further to create prototypes and technology demonstrators and to assist with the marketing activities of these developments, including data sheets, press releases and web-site updates.


  • Degree qualified in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience.

Skills (essential):

  • Managing multiple development projects to tight deadlines in an Engineering environment.
  • Experience of ultrasonic transducer design theory or the applications of piezo ceramic
  • Computer literate, minimum fully conversant with Microsoft Excel, Word and Project, others such as
    Powerpoint, Visio, and Minitab an advantage.

Skills (desired):

  • Practical application of ISO13485 or other specialised quality systems would be an advantage
  • Experience of ultrasonic transducer design theory or the applications of piezo ceramic.

Personality and Attributes:

  • High attention to detail.
  • Self-confident and self-motivated
  • Target orientated with high personal standards and expectations
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, but confident to be the leader
  • Good communicator at all levels
  • Ability and desire to work additional/ flexible hours from time to time to meet demands.


25 days holiday + bank holidays, half day Friday, discretionary bonus scheme called Goal Share around business kpis. Company Pension Scheme – minimum employee contribution of 4% and Employer contribution of 5% rising to 6% if the employee opts to increase contribution to 5%, Employee Assistance Programme.

You'll also need to be flexible to work as necessary, to satisfy the business needs including overnight and out of hours travel as necessary.

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Opportunity Overview

  • August 16th, 2021
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Southampton
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
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  • Mechatronics
  • Software
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