Engineering Project Manager


Engineering / Projects | Leyland | Full Time | Permanent


Since our beginnings at Dr. Oetker, we have been breaking new ground. With pizza, cake, and desserts, as well as digital platforms and services – quality and an innovative spirit set us apart.


What awaits you? It's up to you! At. Dr. Oetker, you can actively shape the future – both yours and ours. We want to be part of something bigger. Don't you?




Do you love pizza, and would you like to be part of the team that makes the UK’s favourite frozen branded pizza? Do you thrive on getting things done and making real change? Then carry-on reading!


Why join Dr. Oetker?


At Dr. Oetker UK we are continuously investing to maintain our state-of-the-art production facility. All our teams contribute to the success of our business, and we are as proud of our hard-working friendly culture as we are of the fantastic market leading pizzas we make. Being a family-owned business we “Create a taste of home” through our quality products and our culture.


The Leyland Facility is where the Chicago Town Pizzas started over 30 years ago. We are looking for a dedicated individual to join our state-of-the-art production facility and play a key role working alongside our teams who are proudly making the Dr. Oetker and Chicago Town branded pizzas.




A career at Dr Oetker will provide you with:


  • An environment where you will be an integral member of the Projects Team, being responsible for all aspects of Project Management – from “cradle to grave”, where good communication and teamwork with all stakeholders from shop-floor to Director level is paramount.
  • The opportunity to support with the organisation and delivery of key strategic projects.
  • A role where you will be able to help drive the development of the site and make the visions of our “future factory” a reality.


You will be responsible for capital based projects; from initiation, through solution development and Capex approval, to installation, commissioning, completion and handover, including undertaking risk assessments, budget management and the management of co-ordination of subcontractors on site.





At Dr Oetker we believe that our employees play a key role in our success. To help shape our future you must have a thorough understanding of the project lifecycle process and terminology - and have experience in project managing internal and external teams to deliver new services for plant and manufacturing equipment, extensions and modifications to the manufacturing site, procurement and installation of new equipment etc. within agreed budget and timescales.


A confident communicator with a personable and professional manner, you will have the ability to interact and relate to all levels of colleagues and to build strong trusted working relationships both internally and externally..


The ability to work within a rapidly changing environment is key, as iis the ability to work (and stay calm) under pressure to meet tight deadlines whilst demonstrating you have a keen eye for detail with excellent planning and organisational skills.


You will have a minimum 5 years experience of project management experience in a FMCG environment – particularly managing projects associated with process/packaging equipment, and able to utilise AutoCAD to manipulate and update drawings.


Ideally you will have a recognised Project Management qualification and be conversant with MS Projects.




Here's a list of our fantastic benefits .... 


  • 33 days annual leave (inc bank holidays) which increases with service
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Pension scheme which provides 6% Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Free Life Assurance at 4 times basic annual salary
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Leave
  • Free pizzas
  • Subsidised on site restaurant with hot and cold meals, a salad/deli bar, snack machines and microwaves and storage facilities for those who prefer to bring their own
  • Free tea, coffee and fresh fruit.
  • Free on-site parking (number of electronic charging points available)
  • Free Wi-Fi in canteen
  • Employee Referral Scheme £350 – once you know how great it is to work here, you’ll want to bring your friends and family!
  • Regular Employee Forums ensuring all employees have a voice
  • Incentivised employee suggestion and recognition schemes
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free health checks


Are you intrigued? Perfect. Then we look forward to your online application. Just click on the "Apply now" button, and you're good to go.


Still, have questions? Then visit us at to find out why you should join our team.


Dr. Oetker is an equal opportunities employer. We continuously work to shape and live a corporate culture where everyone feels welcome. At Dr. Oetker, your personality and qualifications are what count. Not gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, and identity.


Dr. Oetker UK Ltd.