Engineering Project Coordinator

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
Salary Description:
£32,000 + Benefits
Next Phase Recruitment
Job Ref:
15913 AD

A varied and challenging new position has arisen in Borehamwood, Herts, for an Engineering Project Coordinator. This is a brand new opportunity with a growing organisation who offer a range of bench and pilot scale automated reactor and calorimetry services to different businesses in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petrochemical sectors. If you are looking for variety, accountability and a strong opportunities for career progression, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

The Company

An established, well-respected organisation, involved in the custom supply of services to major global chemical and petrochemical corporations, to develop new chemicals, plastics and medicines. Based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, the company do not carry out process research themselves, but rather provide their clients with bench and pilot scale automated reactor and calorimeters, for such work. Their systems typically consist of a stirred reactor with all the necessary probes and liquid/gas dosing capability to enable a wide range of processes to be investigated. Their equipment consists of electronics for measuring things such as temperature, pressure and pH plus stirred glass and metal chambers that are heated/cooled for performing the experiments.

Operating internationally, they are a company that specializes in the research and development of chemical reactors and systems. They provide both automated and manual tools for process R&D to clients in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and petrochemical industries, as well as in academia. Originally established in 1987, the company has grown to include a complete team of chemists and chemical engineers, working from a fully equipped testing facility, backed with powerful and chemist-friendly software.

The Role

The company are looking for someone who is well organised and has good IT skills to provide support to our engineering group by liaising with our key suppliers and managing customer enquiries. You should have several years’ experience working in a busy office environment, capable of handling multiple tasks and the ability to work with effectively with existing staff with varying specialisations.
In terms of supplier interaction, the job will entail chasing up prices and deliveries either for stock or for current projects and making this information available to engineers.  Price negotiation and decisions on suitable stock levels will also be an important part of the job.

Client enquiries typically include the need for service/repairs and requests for price information. This will involve working with engineering staff to undertake the work, keeping clients informed for progress, organising quotation and handling shipments.

Supervision of an existing staff member involved in some stock management who is fully conversant with ordering and shipping procedures will be required. Ability to put working systems and procedures in place to expedite the jobs will be important. Close support from technical staff will be important in executing the tasks, especially at the start.


In addition to a generous salary (£24k - £32k depending on experience), the company offers an annual bonus, 22 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) and an excellent pension (after 1 year’s service).

Contact Details:
Next Phase Recruitment
Tel: +44 1403 216200
Contact: Alex Dobson

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