The job title

Project Engineer - Batley

Contract Type
Full time
Blackpool, North West England
Job Type
Full time
Start Date
Mar 3 2023 12:00AM

Who are we ?

We are FBC, Fox's Burton's Companies! ……-And we bake the UK's most incredible biscuits (we might be slightly biased, but we will leave that for you to judge). 

FBC was a match made in heaven, with two of the top UK biscuits manufacturers (Burton's Biscuits and Fox's Biscuits) coming together to create one unique, integrated company. 

We are home to famous iconic brands, including Maryland, Fox's, Jammie Dodger & Rocky, to name just a few. We bake our incredible biscuits at eight bakeries across the UK, located at Ilse of Arran, Livingston, Blackpool, Llantarnam, Edinburgh, Kirkham, Batley & Dorset. We also have offices for our supporting services in St Albans, Liverpool and Moreton. Together, we employ circa 5,000 amazing employees across all our locations.  

We are currently the second biscuit manufacturer in the UK market with a strong ambition of becoming the number two biscuit manufacturer worldwide.

We are proud to be part of the Ferrero enlarged family: such a fantastic and successful business. The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 countries, with products sold in over 170 countries, represented by almost 38.000 employees worldwide, and a consolidated turnover of €12.7 billion (2020-21).

Along with our fantastic brand portfolio, we also have long-term agreements to manufacture several sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City, Marmite, Jacobs, and LU branded products. In addition, we are proud to be a strategic partner for many retailer-branded products.

Our employees make our business special. With strong family values, we believe FBC is a more prosperous and fun place to work with when people feel free to be themselves. We believe in the power of being authentic, entrepreneurial and supporting each whilst meeting our business goals. 


And don't forget… work hard but play harder!


What does your typical day look like?  

The role of Project Engineer carries full accountability for the successful performance of all factory project tasks as prescribed by the project manager.

The post holder will be required to deliver a customer focused, quality driven operation, safely.  The role will demand strong influencing skills to enable the efficient running of all projects or tasks. The role is part of the site’s Maintenance team, and is expected to contribute to both the wider Engineering team, including site initiatives as required.


Other key actions will be but not limited to:

  • Implement systems of maintenance across the site asset base for new assets
  • Seek new ways of operating to improve performance
  • Ensure value for money is achieved in all areas of project expenditure.  
  • Work closely with the site H&S team to support high standards of H&S within team and on site
  • Work closely with the site Technical team to improve food safety and quality on site
  • Contractor Controls to be effective and rigorous
  • Deliver projects to spec, on Budget, in full and on time whenever in your capability to do so.
  • Effective liaison with the site engineering Manager
  • Effective Project management in place and delivering plant reliability on new installs
  • Challenge the status quo, identifying cost out & saving opportunities
  • Effective relationship, with a proactive and collaborative approach
  • 2sfg electrical and mechanical standards compliance
  • Effective relationship, with a proactive and collaborative approach
  • Audit scores and minimal non conformances
  • Contractor management documented, controlled and auditable

What are the key ingredients needed for the role? 

  • Experience of FMCG manufacturing company – desirable
  • Experience of World Class Manufacturing within blue chip organization – desirable although not essential
  • Good project management skills combined with demonstrable evidence of people development – essential
  • Experience of Preventative Maintenance systems and stock control measures – essential
  • Evidence of successful delivery of small-scale capital projects – desirable although not essential
  • Good financial acumen – important
  • Apprentice trained in an engineering discipline, Mechanical or Electrical - essential
  • History in engineering roles on complex fast moving sites - desirable although not essential
  • Experience in the management of Travelling ovens / Moulding plants etc– important
  • Experience in the management of contractors – important
  • Experience in working with Packaging Machinery – desirable although not essential


 If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.