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Job Description

Job Description:

Engineering Planner

Waltham, Leicestershire

Salary £26,650 - £29,980 + annual company bonus

37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (flexible)

With the continued development of the Facilities Team at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute there is now an opportunity for an Engineering Planner to join our team.

The Waltham Petcare Science Institute is Mars Petcare’s science centre. At Waltham, we are on a mission to improve the lives of pets through science, all in support of our Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS™.

This role will develop our current asset management systems, engineering outages and project portfolio. The role bridges the research, laboratory, and operations teams to ensure that maintenance activities are completed 24 hours a day seven days a week, with no impact to the ongoing research, scientific studies, and operations of the science institute.

Developing skills to support the team in project management, developmental engineering and engineering for pets will be a requirement of this role. The role will also develop your project management, activity control and budgetary management as part of our future talent pipeline.

What are we looking for?

  • Engineering background at any level – mechanical or electrical.

  • Agile and flexible working style.

  • Experience in facilities management or similar.

  • Good organisational skills.

  • Health and safety focused.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Deliver planning and coordination of maintenance schedules for the full campus across both mechanical and electrical disciplines.

  • Develop, organise, release, and review all maintenance plans for the campus including all SFG20 and asset management tools.

  • Maintain and evolve “SAP PM Module” including asset history and asset health check requirements.

  • Using data and metrics plan 15-year horizon activities for the campus incorporating Masterplan and Asset Health Check requirements.

  • Maintain assets and work within current maintenance budgets, timeframes, and critical research study paths.

  • Cover Capital Projects Manager’s work including management of capital project budgets.

  • Using continuous improvements techniques and coaching others to constantly drive efficiency and freedom.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

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Industry awards 2023
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