Project Engineer

Guala Closures is a globally recognised leader in producing closures for premium spirits, wine, edible oil, water, and various beverages. With a strong emphasis on premium design and luxury bottle closures, Guala Closures operates 31 production plants and 7 R&D centres across five continents. Its global footprint means proximity to customers’ plants, offering localised services and solutions in more than 100 countries, with a production capacity of more than 18 billion closures per year.

High-quality, sustainable and innovative closure solutions that offer protection and convenience to consumers while enhancing brand image are the main pillars and the core of Guala Closures strategy.

Purpose of Role:

This newly created role will join a recently established engineering function created to focus on process and project engineering across the business.

The primary function of the position is to co-ordinate and manage the relocation of three existing manufacturing sites as well as the refit of the new, purpose-built manufacturing facility.

The Project Engineer will work alongside and manage multiple external stakeholders to coordinate the entire project.

This role will have the responsibility for managing the project involving construction, fit out, equipment selection and installations, commissioning and qualification whilst ensuring the project is delivered on time and on budget.

There will be a focus on other engineering projects including the implementation of process and structure within the broader business as it kickstarts this new and exciting journey.

There is vast opportunity for development, growth and increased responsibility making this role an excellent chance for an ambitious, self-starter to make a mark.


  • Engineering –facilities, maintenance, plant, process, calibration and systems design engineering disciplines.
  • Provide leadership and management of Capital projects from concept through design, procurement, contractor management and supervision, system commissioning and contractual compliance.
  • Responsible for identifying process improvement opportunities through equipment design, operations and new technologies, conduct appropriate feasibility studies to support improvements.
  • Construction –fit-out, commissioning, testing and set up of new manufacturing processes.
  • Process Improvement – LEAN/Six sigma methodologies to improve the effectiveness of equipment, processes and procedures.
  • Communicate- Responsible for communicating project progress and management of sub contractors.
  • Establish project timelines, plans and list of actions.
  • Track project costs and ensure they are within budget.

Key Skills/ Experience

  • Facilities/Infrastructure Development and Construction Project Management experience, ideally within manufacturing environment.
  • Proven track record of working on large complex projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills with the ability to plan ahead whilst delivering results to deadline.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record in negotiation whilst maintaining effective relationships.
  • Excellent attention to detail with a desire to continually develop and improve processes
  • A determination to continually develop and improve standards.
  • Experience managing high level complex projects – change control, systems, people, process and culture.
  • A recognised Project Management Qualification (ie PRINCE2 or equivalent) would be desirable.

If you are a motivated and experienced Project Engineer/Manager seeking a challenging opportunity with a global industry leader, then get in touch! Join this dynamic team and contribute to the success of Guala Closures as they embark on this exciting next step in their growth journey.