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Engineering Recruitment

Engineering recruitment is the cornerstone of CBSbutler’s expertise, and we have an enviable track record of securing and supplying the best industry talent for decades. Testament to our continued success is that we have been recognised as ”Best Engineering Recruitment Agency” for 6 out of the last 8 years (Recruiter Awards for Excellence).

The CBSbutler brand has been synonymous with engineering jobs for over a decade, making us credible ambassadors for our clients when recruiting for specialist engineering talent.

We are retained by sophisticated, market-leading employers for both permanent appointments and contract assignments, across a wide range of industry sectors.

In today's global market there is an increasing shortage of engineers and technicians, meaning that demand outstrips supply, and ensuring that skilled workers remain at a premium.  

CBSbutler always remains proactive in seeking out the best sources of engineering skills, ensuring that we are always in a position of strength when it comes to satisfying the challenging recruitment needs of our clients.

Given our unrivalled pedigree within engineering staffing, we are ideally placed to understand our candidate and client requirements and thereby consistently delivering the desired skills and professional experience.

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Project Manager - Robotics & Auton... > Favourite this £45000 - £60000 per annum Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Project Manager - Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Do you have extensive experience in delivering projects in complex and challenging environments?

Challenging Environments exist in numerous sectors, nuclear, petrochemical, space exploration, construction and mining are examples. The technical hurdle is different for different physical environments and includes radiation, extreme temperature, limited access, vacuum and magnetic fields, but solutions will have common features. The commercial imperative is to enable safe and cost efficient operations.

We have a unique opportunity for a talented Project Management professional with a proven track record, to manage a variety of projects focused on developing remote handling systems for the next generations of power stations and also to support the UK effort to apply novel technologies to all challenging and harsh environments for the protection of people and advancement of industry.

The main responsibilities for this role are-

+ Providing leadership for project managing budgets of several £M.

+ Provide managerial co-ordination of project, particularly resource planning, budget compilation / monitoring, overall execution strategy formation and delivery.

+ Work with the Project Sponsor to develop the agreed Project Management Plan through interactions with stakeholders, defining the project milestones and deliverables.

+ Execute and maintain project document management for the project cycle in compliance with the Authorities Quality Assurance requirements.

+ Ensure all project activities are undertaken in a systematic manner with a Systems Engineering approach at the core of the technical solution to project objectives.

Specific Skills and Knowledge-

+ Proven leadership experience through a track record of success in Project Management.

+ Ability to manage highly complex, technical projects for which a degree or equivalent in Engineering is preferred.

+ Ability to manage and accurately report on project costs and resources

+ A pro-active approach to safety, with good appreciation of UK compliance requirements in design.

A great opportunity to shine and progress within a critical market, click apply for more information.

CNC Setter / Operator - Cylindrica... > Favourite this £23000 - £25000 per annum + 25% shift allowance Dartford, Kent

A market leading engineering organisation who have just moved into their brand new production facilities have now got an exciting opportunity for CNC Setter / Operators to join their rapidly expanding team. You will be working in a fantastic, modern machine shop environment whilst producing macxhined parts by setting and operating a CNC machine and must have cylindrical grinding experience.

Within this role you will:

  • Plan machining by studying works orders
  • Set up and run grinders by installing or adjusting fixed and rolling centres, tools, attachments, steadies and grinding wheels.
  • Set up and run lathes/mills by installing and adjusting three or four jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets and fixtures
  • Verify setting by measuring positions, first run part and sample work pieces
  • Maintain specifications by adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations

Ideally, you will have:

  • CNC Grinding experience
  • Used to working with Fanuc or Siemens 840D controls - ideal but not necessary
  • Good communication skills, results driven and able to succeed under pressure

INTERESTED? Please apply ASAP for further information, we are shortlisting applications and will be hiring very soon! Don't miss out on joining a company who reward their staff with a competitive salary alongside other benefits and a fantastic career progression path ahead!

Project Manager - Motorsport/Aeros... > Favourite this £350 - £375 per day Bicester, Oxfordshire

Project Manager


Immediate Start


Main Purpose:

To be responsible for all scheduling and budgeting aspects of project(s) and manage the delivery of Company Projects through the complete Product Lifecycle, on time & to agreed budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for regular Project Tracking Reports & distribution to relevant groups & individuals

  • Devise & deliver Reports for flagging Exceptions (highlight critical path & any shortfalls, e.g. Resource, Capacity)

  • Provide support to Project Administration and Production Co-ordination as and when required & others in the product lifecycle

  • Working closely with the Program Technical Director throughout, responsible for gathering the technical requirements for each project, considering & reporting the impact on Project Targets & Deliverables

  • Responsible for clearly defining the project's targets/deliverables and co-ordination of tasks (resources and capacity) derived from each project specification

  • Working with Department Heads & Managers to identify Project Resource & Capacity exceptions & find resolutio

  • Responsible for the on time, on budget delivery of projects

  • Maintain flow of communication of project progress to client(s) and to relevant departments, including flow of communication into production

  • Responsible for the chairing of project management meetings & reporting the outcomes

  • Familiarisation with industry legislation pertaining to the project

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Mechanical Engineering degree (Preferably 2:1 or above) &/or relevant experience of Managing Engineering Development Projects through Prototype to Production

  • Good level of Technical & Engineering understanding - Motorsport &/or Aerospace experience is preferable

  • Challenges data and current ways of thinking

  • Experience of Project Management & Reporting Systems & Project Planning Tools, MS Project

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills

  • Strong team player

Programme Manager > Favourite this £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bedford, Bedfordshire

Programme Manager - Aerospace



Due to continued business growth, an independent research and development organisation providing a range of specialist services to the worldwide aerospace industry are looking to recruit an experienced Programme Manager.

Mostly based from the Bedford site, occasional UK and international travel will be required.

Skills, experience and knowledge

  • Lead the delivery of a portfolio of technically challenging, high risk research and consultancy projects and strategic development programmes which meet the exacting requirements of our customers.

  • Experience in a technical project-based environment and have a successful record of accomplishment of delivering a portfolio of complex projects within challenging time, quality and cost constraints.

  • Experience leading the delivery of bids, proposals and project management including involvement in commercial negotiations.

  • Help build the professional capabilities of the wider project management team and leverage your experience to improve bid and project management processes.

  • Demonstrated and in-depth understanding of commercial and financial management and key processes.

  • Strong influencing skills, confident in managing international customers from different cultural backgrounds as well as diverse and demanding internal stakeholders.

  • Relevant experience and in-depth understanding of the processes and principles for project, programme and risk management, in a commercial environment.

Qualifications required

  • Degree educated within STEM or an equally technically demanding discipline

  • Professionally qualified in Project Management

Essential requirement

  • All candidates must be able to satisfy security clearance requirements, including 5 years UK residency

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly successful team delivering challenging programmes, primarily in the aerospace and defence sectors.

Head of PMO > Favourite this Up to £75000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Care Winchester, Hampshire

Head of PMO - Terrestrial Broadcast

up to £75k + bonus and comprehensive benefits

Fixed term 2 year contract (with a view to a permanent position)


Immediate Start

A global leader in terrestrial broadcasting are looking for an experienced Head of PMO to establish a successful Project Management Office to ensure the delivery of high profile customer focused projects and programmes.

As Head of PMO for the Terrestrial Broadcast division reporting to Programme Management and Transformation Director, your overarching responsibility will be to lead a team of project professionals, programme Managers and PMO to deliver a portfolio of business projects to achieve agreed timescales, specifications and budget. You will track progress against the project portfolio and report status to internal and external stakeholders whilst managing third party suppliers.

Other key accountabilities include:

  • Always leading and developing engagement with both the PMO team and major customers

  • Driving continuous improvement

  • Developing standard KPIs timely and accurately reporting for all business units and functions

  • Contributing to the IT system roadmap.


  • senior level record of accomplishment in a programme environment, encompassing large-scale broadcasting infrastructure programme delivery.

  • Rapidly able to develop an excellent working knowledge of project management methodologies

  • skilled in converting high level briefs into working procedures and defined roles and responsibilities, clearly and effectively.

  • Strong on communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convince with facts and passion

  • ability to establish effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

knowledge of the Primavera platform for schedule, EAC and resource management.

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