1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Salary from £60,000 plus bonus and amazing benefits

The position of Controls Project Engineer is pivotal in leading the delivery of a range of capital projects from inception to delivery within our Birstall site. You will own the site obsolescence roadmap and actively work to automate & digitalise with speed our factory assets & operation systems.

With the role relying on securing large amounts of Project investment, you will need to interact and influence teams and individuals to secure funding, plan, organise and then deliver the work. The successful candidate will always need to meet commercial requirements and be able to maintain line of sight with the customer from inception to delivery, whilst handling several different projects at once.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven track record of delivering Large Minor/Major projects in a very dynamic factory environment.
  • Deep working knowledge of 415V distribution, motor control, PLC systems, software, process control philosophies, level 2 systems and networks.
  • Planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in a FMCG business aligned with the significance of this role.
  • Solid understanding of relevant safety legislation.
  • Proven working knowledge and practical implementation of production data capture systems.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Project manage range of capital projects from concept to delivery.
  • Owning and driving site controls masterplan.
  • Technical leadership of various site digital transformation initiatives.
  • Owning and leading the site electrical and control installation standards, alongside adhering to local and business-related policies and procedures.
  • Writing of project specifications for new factory systems/equipment or updates of existing systems.
  • Setting and agreeing training and upskilling plans for the electrical and control technical teams.
  • Driving a culture of innovation within the factory environment, with solutions that can be scaled across the Mars manufacturing network.

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

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

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