Job Description

Paterson & Cooke (UK) Ltd is seeking a Project Engineer to join our team in a full-time position at our rapidly growing office in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The successful candidate will be a Project Engineer with a minimum of three years of experience working in an engineering consultancy, industrial plant and/or mine site environment. The Project Engineer will have a background in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, mining, or mineral processing and should be equally comfortable working in an office or visiting mine sites.

The Project Engineer will work as part of a project team taking responsibility for engineering and technical disciplines involved in the project. This includes scheduling, planning, forecasting and management of activities to assure project accuracy and quality. The work may include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Conceptual designs and project evaluations
  • Hydraulic analysis and design of water and slurry pump and pipeline systems
  • Mechanical design and engineering of mining systems, including process plants, pumps, pipelines and related infrastructure
  • Process design including flow sheet development, mass balance, P&ID generation
  • Selection specification and evaluation of system components (pumps, piping, valves, etc.)
  • Technical communication, including specifications, report writing and presentations
  • Project management, including planning and proposals, client liaison and execution of engineering projects
  • Complete engineering projects by organising and controlling project elements
  • Co-operate and communicate effectively with the Project Manager and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support
  • Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans) and report regularly on project status
  • Monitor compliance applicable to codes and practices
  • Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Develop, maintain, and manage a client base
  • Continuously develop your knowledge, understanding and skills associated with relevant engineering projects systems and the mining and resources industry

Job Specification

Minimum Requirements & Competencies
  • Qualified to degree level or higher in a suitable subject (related to Engineering)
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, with appropriate engineering body
  • 3 years or more site experience or exposure to mining, plant, pump station or pipeline construction
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work both independently under direction and with a team to discuss and resolve complex technical challenges and to find solutions
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills, especially technical reports
  • Able to manage own time effectively, develop project plans, and to schedule work to deliver on multiple projects and work packages running together
  • Able and willing to travel locally and internationally
  • A valid driver’s licence
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing project requirements
  • Able to act decisively with confidence and competence in areas of expertise, whilst at the same time understanding the risks associated with any decisions you make
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to technical excellence and client satisfaction
Compensation & Benefits

In return Paterson & Cooke UK offers a competitive annual salary for the position. In addition to the base salary the position is eligible for annual bonus compensation based on company and individual performance. This role is also eligible to participate in the company’s benefits program including health and life insurance and company pension scheme.

A Career with Paterson & Cooke

Paterson & Cooke is an international specialist engineering firm known for high quality work and for exceeding client expectations, often with innovative solutions. Our people enjoy the challenge of living up to this standard daily in a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. In the Cornwall office, we balance a demanding, rewarding workload with consideration for work-life balance. We have a unique work schedule in which we earn every other Friday afternoon off. We encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With nine offices on five continents and international clientele, P&C provides opportunities for our employees to travel the world. Our size enables us to make a difference in the company and opens opportunities for career growth.

Cornwall Application Instructions

Please send the following to

Subject Line: Application for Project Engineer Position

  • CV with references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job