Project Engineer – electrical

Job description:

Position is responsible for all electrical and control related issues in projects as well as leading projects supporting four machines, power and recovery, fiber process which includes 3 continuous digesters (3-Kamyr) and a recycle plant. Performs as a team member of various project teams where capital improvements have been identified against specific business issues. Also serves as a coordinator or clearing house of ideas for improvement techniques and implementation strategies.

JOB FUNCTION:Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Design and direct installation of electrical and control products or plant systems.
  • Analyze product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs that can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.
  • Determine feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors.
  • Provide technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning.
  • Direct and coordinates manufacturing or building of machine improvements and/or plant systems.
  • Evaluate engineering test results for possible application to developments of systems or other uses.
  • Also work with maintenance to troubleshoot electrical/mechanical machine problems.
  • Lead and guide all work with electrical systems, process controls, and instrument design.
  • Confer with engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.
  • Research and analyze design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain electrical and control products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to maintenance crew.



  • SAP software experience preferred.
  • AutoCad software experience preferred.
  • Critical thinker, with excellent analytical abilities.
  • Design skills, presenting technical information, equipment maintenance.
  • Quality focus, general consulting skills, production planning, technical zeal.


  • 3-5 years manufacturing experience in heavy industry with paper manufacturing experience preferred.
  • 2 – 3 years capital project management experience.
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.
  • Must be able to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement
  • Must have good attention to details, but be able to manage the big picture and have a make the numbers mentality.


  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering or chemical engineering a must.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid planning, leadership, and administrative skills.
  • Proven experience in process improvement and project management skills.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Great company offering excellent benefits and relocation. Client only hires promotable candidates.