The Project Engineer is responsible for managing engineering projects from concept through scope definition, design, costing, planning, installation, start-up and follow up assessment. Works with site leadership teams to identify, prioritize and lead projects or activities; identify stakeholders and resources; reprioritize as necessary to address changes in business.
Works with plant management, corporate resources, and third-party vendors and contractors to deliver cost effective solutions that work. Acts as the site’s primary engineering resource with a focus on productivity, safety, as well as corporate programs for equipment standards and programs.
Essential Duties and responsibilities
Works independently on multidisciplinary design of food processing and manufacturing systems and processes that yield verifiable cost, efficiency and/or capacity improvements.
Manages multiple capital projects ensuring budget, schedule, quality and performance expectations are met.
Proactively identifies problems and provides effective solutions.
Define scope, roles and responsibilities. Facilitate the development of the solution.
Generate preliminary cost estimates.
Develop project submittals and manage ongoing costs
Solicit, review, recommend, and obtain approval on bids for work and equipment required
Oversees contractors and employees assigned to projects
Supervise construction, purchase and installation of equipment, and initial start-up.
Conduct project cost analysis, prepare cost estimates, provide alternatives, etc.
Maintain detailed records for each project such as action plans, timelines, roles and responsibilities, cost tracking, and status against plan.
Review project records periodically to assess problems encountered, progress made, solutions identified, and opportunities to share learning and expertise among operations throughout the organization.
Actively and continuously work with corporate and plant management to identify, evaluate, and assess opportunities for improving production efficiency and quality from an engineering perspective
Provide technical engineering and project management support to other divisions of the company as requested
Performs other duties as assigned.
5-10 years of experience working in a plant/ project engineering role preferably within the food or similar industry including some corporate exposure or tenure.
Experienced in best practices for sanitary design of equipment and systems.
Understanding of electrical power distribution, industrial controls and plant mechanical systems including: boilers, compressors, piping and ventilation.
ACAD, MS Office, Project and other Windows based applications.
BS in Engineering required or equivalent work experience.
Experience working in a food manufacturing plant highly preferred.
Working knowledge of, and hands-on experience within various engineering disciplines.
Ability to effectively communicate with and listen to subordinates, peers, and managers, as well as, internal and external customers.
Build and maintain great working relationships with all regulatory bodies, outside suppliers and contractors.
Ability to work both independently and as a team player
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)