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Vacancy - Project Support Assistant



Find out more about the role below:

Engineering related qualification(s) advantageous
Graduate level engineer applications will be considered

Key Skills:
Proven ability to set up, track and monitor projects
Responding to requests from customers, regarding information on new and existing projects
Understanding new project briefs and progressing these internally to create effective solutions to our customers’ requirements
Flexible approach to tasks with the ability to prioritise, according to potential impact
Liaising with suppliers and sourcing the best prices for bespoke components
Working to deadlines for multiple projects at any one time
Excellent people and communication skills with the ability to work effectively and influence at all levels of the organisation
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office, in particular Outlook and Excel
Good analytical and problem solving skills with an exceptional level of attention to detail
Purchasing of project specific materials and scheduling required resources; raising and receipting purchase orders, as necessary
Organising accommodation & travel for off-site work
Maintain and develop customer relations to promote a positive working relationship
Creating and maintaining project records; including project plans and job registers
Organisation and recording minutes of internal meetings
Proposing, agreeing, implementing and reporting corrective actions to secure the project baseline
Initiative and ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
Supporting and assisting the Project Manager and Directors throughout project life cycles

Advantageous Skills:
Knowledge of steel fabrication and construction processes
Proven experience working in an engineering environment
Experience with technical documentation and schedules; including GA drawings and P&ID’s
Creating quotes for design proposals
Experience in a similar role
Use of Sage accounting software

The required working hours are 42.5 or 45 hours per week; 0700 to 1630, 08:00 to 1730 or 0830 to 1730, Monday to Friday.
We offer 20 days holiday plus, public and Bank Holidays. The Company is closed between Christmas and New Year and an additional day’s holiday is awarded with every 3 years of continuous service.

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary/Wage: Minimum of £11 per hour starting wage, dependent on experience.

Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 30th August 2019

New Health and Safety Manager Joins Team

Tweddle Engineering are delighted that Leanne Campbell (31) has joined as Health and Safety Manager. Tweddle Engineering is a leading provider of bespoke machinery who focus heavily on the supply of treatment equipment and pressure vessels to the timber preservation market.

Leanne, from Lockerbie, joins the engineering firm from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill where she was Group Health and Safety Officer.

The Health and Safety Manager, who attended Glasgow Caledonian University, is NEBOSH General Certified and is working towards the NEBOSH Diploma. Leanne also has technical membership of IOSH.

Miss Campbell “I’m delighted to have joined Tweddle Engineering as I am looking forward to building my knowledge in a new sector and building on the Health and Safety foundations already in place. I am looking forward to a new challenge after relocating back from Cardiff.”

In her spare time Leanne enjoys spending times with friends, family, going on holiday and walking her new puppy.

Watch Our May GoPro Footage

Watch our May GoPro footage from our workshop.

This footage highlights some of the work currently taking place in the Tweddle Engineering and Timber Preservation Technologies workshop.

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Tweddle Engineering appoints new Managing Director

Tweddle Engineering are excited to announce the appointment of Joe Watson as Managing Director. Tweddle Engineering is a leading provider of bespoke machinery who focus heavily on the supply of treatment equipment and pressure vessels to the timber preservation market. With full responsibility for the leadership and development of the business, Joe will play a key role in meeting the company’s growth goals.

Joe will continue to be based at the company’s head office at Kirkbride, Cumbria and commented on his new role “I am delighted at the opportunity  to lead a strong team of people and focus on growing the business. There are many innovative developments we are currently undertaking which put us in a really strong position in the timber preservation market, I am really excited to be working on these and seeing them go to market.”

Having worked at Tweddle Engineering for almost 14 years, Joe brings a strong engineering and business development skill-set to the position of Managing Director gained from many years’ experience in the engineering and timber industries.

Derek Tweddle, the former Managing Director is still heavily involved with the business as he takes on his new position as Owner/Director. Derek’s new position will see him more heavily involved in design at the Cumbrian firm, which is what set him apart from other fabrication companies when he started the business over 30 years ago. Derek commented that “internally we have had some realignment in the business. This realignment will enable us to innovate with greater speed and efficiency, future-proof the businesses and improve the speed in which we can undertake new projects. Joe’s new role is part of the realignment and we are looking forward to what the future for Tweddle Engineering and its associated brands hold”

Tweddle Engineering is already part way through a major expansion at their site, alongside this they are having a real push in recruitment too. The firm are looking to take on Project Managers, Design Engineers and skilled Fabricator Welders, with more roles planned in the coming months. Joe commented “We are continually looking at ways we can improve and grow the business. We are keen to hear from those experienced in project management and fabrication to really strengthen our already skilled team.”

Expansion at Engineering Firm

Tweddle Engineering are currently expanding their Kirkbride operations.sunshine hangar

The 1000 square meter expansion includes 400 sqr. mtr of additional internal and external storage.

Derek Tweddle stated “we didn’t think we would ever reach this point, but we’ve outgrown an aircraft hangar.”

This is the fifth facility expansion for the engineering experts since 2006 with current works due to complete this Spring. This recent investment in the company demonstrates their commitment to growth and improving their service offering.

Demand for the firm’s work has increased significantly which goes to prove the quality of the design and manufacturing abilities this Cumbrian firm possess.

The physical development of Tweddle Engineering is joined by a growth in recruitment. “We are striving to be one of the best employers in the county. We are continuing to evolve and with that growth we need an increase in skilled staff to help support our progress.”

The manufacturers go from strength to strength with recent contracts worth over £1million secured.

Derek continues “I am proud of our team and how we all work together. We have an excellent skilled workforce at Tweddle Engineering and I am delighted that we continue to improve and strengthen the business. Our staff demonstrate great dedication and skill in their work, that makes this firm an exciting place to work.”

The Kirkbride firm are experienced in designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke plant and equipment. Some of the works Tweddle Engineering undertake include Timber Treatment Plants, Bespoke Industrial Equipment and Material Handling Equipment.

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Vacancy: Industrial Electrician

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We currently have a requirement for a Skilled Industrial Electrician, to join and further strengthen our busy team. The role is offered on a permanent basis and offers a fantastic opportunity for the right person.


  • Time served apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • 17th/18th Edition Wiring Regs.
  • Full UK Driving licence and access to own vehicle due to the location of the site.


  • Competent to carry out all electrical works (including inspection and testing) and possess practical engineering skills to be able to work proficiently and carry out installation and repair work without immediate supervision.
  • Maintain a strong awareness of electrical standards; as required under regulations and make sure this is communicated to others both visually and verbally.
  • Competent in assembly, installation, replacement and inspection of electrical equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures, using hand tools, test equipment and power tools.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work to Electrical Schematics and Connect Control Panels.
  • Comfortable working at height.
  • Carry out duties in accordance with Company Management System, Policies (including Company Rules), as well as Statutory and Client requirements.
  • Previous experience with heavy plant machinery; experience with 240 V and 415 V systems would be beneficial.
  • The ability to read and work from technical drawings and SOP's.
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good inter-personal skills.


The working hours are a minimum of 40 hours; 0700 to 1630 or 0800 to 1730 (Monday to Friday) plus, overtime offered when available but not mandatory.
We offer 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays. An additional day’s holiday is awarded with every 3-years’ service.
This role will involve a lot of work away on site and therefore, additional benefits include 1.5 x standard rate of pay for over 45 hours; as well as nightly stop out allowances.

Job Type: Full-time.

Salary/Wage: £10 to £14 per hour, dependent on experience.

Closing Date: 12 Noon, Friday 24th May 2019.