Head of Engineering Projects

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have an exciting and rare opportunity for a Head of Engineering Projects to join our team at our Bellshill site, to implement the PSC Engineering Projects strategy for the business including the responsibility for Capital and SR budget/spend across the WG&S Packaging sites and sub contract packers globally. To deliver performance and results in line with the overall PSC strategy ensuring operations are compliant and relevant in legislation.

Main Responsibility

The successful candidate's responsibilities will include;

  • Define, develop and implement the rolling 5 year capital and SR plan in line with the Company and PSC strategic objective and optimise the efficiency of all WG&S Packaging sites including sub contract packers, in order to maintain and develop operational assets in support of the WG&S PSC Strategy
  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders/sub-contractors to ensure consistency of knowledge and understanding of Capital Investment Strategy, and to ensure strategic alignment of change processes to business needs and customer expectations.
  • Develop comprehensive Engineering expertise in Project Technical team, utilising this to identify and assess risks, issues and opportunities and provide Technical input and analysis to support commercial business decision making.
  • Advise and support the Global Technical Director in the ongoing development and continuous improvement of best practice technical activities so that effectiveness and efficiency are maximised.
  • Oversee the budget/spend across portfolio of Engineering projects to ensure delivery is on time and within budget. Mitigating risk to minimise impact on project timelines, budget and scope.  
  • Ensure that all Global Packaging projects are fully compliant with all legislative (health and safety and engineering) and industry standards and requirements.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Degree level, or equivalent, qualification in an engineering discipline.
  • Proven track record of successful design and delivery of multi-disciplined manufacturing/engineering based projects.
  • Evidence of negotiating significant levels of Capital expenditure knowledge within Manufacturing/Engineering environment.
  • Project Management accreditation (equivalent to level APM level C)
  • Knowledge of current and applicable Health and Safety legislation.
  • Experience in the development and management of overhead budgets.
  • Proven leader who can set objectives, performance manage a team and develop individuals to achieve their potential

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at recruitment.enquiries@wgrant.com.

William Grant & Sons

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