Project Manager - E & P

Project Manager - E & P

Apply now

What do we have to offer?

An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?

About ForFarmers

#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the  United Kingdom
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the United Kingdom
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam


Engineering & Projects
Not a fixed location (United Kingdom)

Project Manager - E&P

Remote/Home Worker

Full Time

What is the role of Project Manager?

The Project Manager E&P is responsible and accountable for the delivery of the Capex projects in there designated allocated area of the UK sites which means achieving the planned result and quality within agreed time, agreed budget and with maximum attention and focus on safety. Furthermore the PM leads and advises on optimizing Operations and initiates and prepares Capex requests.

This is a key role and is one of 3 in the UK E&P team that delivers around £7M of capital expenditure in the UK Mills and Blends sites per annum. This position covers the Northern area of ForFarmers UK and looks after 7 sites delivering the capital program.

Please note, this is a national role with frequent country wide travel specifically in the northern region in order to build and develop relationships, ways of working and support the delivery. 

Key responsibilities and duties of the role include:

Consultancy / Design / Engineering / Procurement

  • Actively search (e.g. during presence at Mill Management Meetings) for opportunities to optimize the production processes.
  • Acting as a technical advisor to the operations team in terms of equipment and process layout. (This includes product quality, energy usage, cycle time and overall lowest cost manufacture).
  • Work with the local mill and safety teams to identify and implement best safety working proactive in existing and new equipment/site installations.
  • Discuss and list the requirements and needs together with Mill Managers, Engineering Managers and product teams.
  • Evaluate / measure the local situation and suggest solutions and make global designs in line with latest ForFarmers equipment standards
  • Prepare cost estimates for the various disciplines (civil, mechanical, process, electrical, control) and prepare Capex request forms.
  • Prepare detailed specifications for each project
  • Prepare requests for quotations and quotation evaluations
  • Project procurement within mandate (following internal agreed procurement and value limits (as agreed with Engineering Director and Director of procurement)

Prepare project plan

  • In consultation with Country Lead, Director E&P and UK Operations Director, form a project team
  • Motivate, coach and monitor the development and progress of the project team members
  • Secure effective and efficient distribution of tasks and responsibilities within the project team and set priorities
  • Strong contractor management on safety, quality, time schedule and costs.
  • Schedule and chair project team meeting with contractors, external consultants, and internal project team members. Including making complete and clear Minutes of Meetings
  • Join and actively contribute to Project ‘Steerco’ meetings.
  • Monitor and manage time schedule, budgets and costs and act in case of deviations
  • Periodic capital project progress reporting
  • Evaluation of projects

Technical knowhow and innovation:

  • Contact person for suppliers/vendors, colleagues and external parties for Capex projects and developments on production and logistics facilities within ForFarmers
  • Prepare, maintain and secure knowledge of feed industry process installations, dosing and weighing equipment as well as transport and storage systems.
  • Keep abreast of prices and rates for machines, equipment and installation and construction works.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Reasonable xperience in a similar manufacturing environment
  • Evidence of being experience in a Project Engineering role
  • Ideally APM qualifiion
  • Ideally IOSH Managing Safely qualification
  • Minimum HNC
  • Pro-activeness
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Confidence to challenge and address issues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • IT Literate

Are you the Project Manager we are looking for?

If so, please send your CV with a covering letter through this link (or through the ‘apply’ button) or alternatively, reach out to our UK Recruitment Business Partner, Jordan Carter (

What are the benefits of working for ForFarmers UK?

  • Employee Assistance Programme (offering support on a range of topics).
  • No two days are the same offering variety in your role.
  • Opportunities to visit different sites, customers and suppliers.
  • Options to enhance your pension after 12 months service (increased employer contributions).
  • Opportunities to grow personally and develop within the business
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • B&Q Trade card offering 10% discounts in-store and online.
  • And much more!

Want to know a little more about ForFarmers?

Do you ever stop to wonder where your Sunday morning poached egg came from? Or the milk in your cafè latte? Or what about the sausage and bacon served with full English? It will come as no surprise to you that the animals which produce these products need to eat themselves too. And that’s where ForFarmers comes into the equation.

ForFarmers produces feed for cattle, pigs and poultry in both conventional and organic livestock farming. And that probably sounds a great deal simpler than it actually is. Make no mistake: an awful lot of knowledge, research and innovation has gone into one of those seemingly simple-looking chunks of animal feed. And these are the kind of things we, as a company, invest a great deal in.