Project Engineer

Job description:

Competencies: Business Environment
Business Literacy, Corporate Procedures, Corporate Environment and Culture, Organizational Structure
Communication, External Issue Management, Financial Acumen, Leadership, Continuous Education, Negotiation, Organization, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Relationship Management, Strategic Thinking, Team Building, Time Management
Budget Planning, Client Focus, Control Management, SHES Management, Commissioning Management, Information Management, Change Management, Risk Management, Project Control Management, Quality Management, Cost Management, Resource Management, Schedule Management, Scope Definition

Preferred Proficiencies: AC induction motors and controls
AC variable speed drives
Motor Control Centers
PLC experience
DCS experience
Three phase power systems
Instrumentation such as:
– Valves
– Flowmeters
– Pressure transmitters
– Temperature transmitters
– PH transmitters
Design documents such as:
– Single line drawings
– Control drawings
– Instrument loop sheets
– P&IDs and Instrument Data Sheets

Typical Duties / Responsibilities:
Prompt, regular, and dependable attendance
Design or approve designs by outside personnel for expansions or modifications to existing equipment, facilities, etc., throughout the plant
Coordinate construction activity on plant site
Participate with Process Engineering, Maintenance, and Operations personnel to solve daily problems in areas of I&E, Mechanical, structural and process.
Obtain and evaluate bids from outside contractors on project implementation and equipment procurement.
Monitor costs of projects and provide construction management of same
Prepare estimates and Return of Investment (ROI) for plant expansion projects and modifications.
Ensure that all projects comply with OSHA, EPA, and other federal and local regulatory agencies.
Ensure project designs comply with appropriate construction standards (ASME, NFPA, NEC, etc.)
Monitor and Control SHES, Costs, Schedule, and Quality of all active projects.
Review and recommend approval of proposals as assigned, ensuring efficient production methods, flow of work, and use of space
Follow completed projects to ensure that anticipated benefits are achieved
Evaluate the effectiveness of facilities for projected manufacturing schedules, ensuring that dependable cost estimates are prepared to guide management in evaluating alternative proposals
Participate in the development of long-range plans for major layout changes, incorporation of new processes, selection of equipment, and other related matters
Expedite certain segments of projects to avoid costly delays
Provide advice and counsel to the Purchasing Department in the preparation of materials and devices to be used in the plants operation
Institute meaningful cost reduction programs as assigned
Recommend and specify materials of construction and/or equipment when desirable
Prepare periodic reports or other data for presentation to plant management indicating record of achievement on established goals and recommended improvements
Ensure the maintenance of various engineering records and prepare reports to measure the effectiveness of existing facilities and methods for current and projected manufacturing schedules
Ensure that staff proposals include factors such as efficiency, dependability, quality, and safety
Recommend proper use of machines, tools, and equipment; appraise technological developments; investigate feasibility of new equipment and techniques; prepare dependable cost estimates for changes in manufacturing methods
Maintain knowledge and understanding of site specific SHES information to ensure effective application to each project
Participate in development of new or improved products; recommend and specify new materials and/or equipment and design the process flow
Periodically examine unit processes for updating techniques, quality, and overall efficiency
Supervise and participate in the design and development of machinery equipment, jigs, and fixtures for all areas of the plant site
Recommend capital expenditures to management for approval
Ensure that all designs of equipment comply with applicable laws and regulations issued by OSHA, EPA, and other federal, state, and local regulatory agencies
Work closely with parent company representatives and teammates to implement projects
Participate in setting goals and objectives for the department
Coordinate construction activities with the affected areas of the facility
Interface with other engineers, managers, in group meetings as required
Develop and maintain good working relationships with all other departments to ensure effective execution of equipment and building modification as well as new equipment and new facility installation
Participate in making suggestions for design changes to equipment, fixtures, and facilities
Provide continuous and effective communication to all affected areas and management on project status
Participate in implementing preventive and predictive maintenance systems
Participate with other team members in developing adequate spare parts list for stockroom inventory
Recommend spare parts for all newly installed equipment based on manufacturers guidelines
Ensure effective turnover of required engineering documentation at the end of each capital project
Support the update and control of PSM related engineering documentation
Other duties as assigned by management


BS Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Civil)
Minimum of 3 years of project engineering experience in a manufacturing environment
Strong people skills
Ability to participate in a team environment.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

A multi-national global-leading manufacturing and technology corporation has an immediate need for a manufacturing-based Project Engineer for their key North American operations located in the Decatur, AL, area. In this position, you’ll design, plan, coordinate, and administer plant capital projects which will improve plant performance in the areas of operation, cost reduction, quality, safety, and environmental. You’ll develop and recommend improvements in manufacturing methods, layouts, and equipment. And you’ll assist in troubleshooting process and equipment problems.

This position comes with a $80-105K or so base salary range (depending on experience, etc.), sign-on bonus, up to a 12% annual bonus, outstanding but low-cost complete benefits, excellent 401K match, very strong paid relocation assistance, and a highly-desirable work environment and company culture. It will also provide career-building multiple career tracks at this campus, within the US, or in numerous global locations.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 80000

Salary Max : 105000

Currency Type : US Dollars