We are seeking a Project Engineer to manage the engineering and technical aspects of an area of a project from front end development through construction and closeout. Frequent participation in onsite trips to an operating plant or construction site to meet with clients and stake holders, update team members and check on project progress. Given a project’s size, there may only be one project engineer to cover the entire project. Works with project manager to resolve various project related issues that may arise over the course of a project’s delivery. Represent the owner, responsible for the overall design coordination amongst all disciplines.
- Provide leadership for project development and execution.
- Deliver on commitments with respect to cost, schedule, quality, and capacity.
- Provide single point leadership during project execution and provide support to contractors.
- Deliver the project scope safely and be a role model for the project process and safety goals of the client.
- Work on site at the client’s facility participating on engineering projects from original concept through construction and project close out, this includes working with other members of the on site Design / Engineering Team as well as other on site discipline groups within the facility.
Job Specific Responsibilities:
- Ability to understand drawing and equipment document information, engineering reports, notes, and directions
- Perform project or task management functions as delegated by the Project Engineering Manager including coordination of technical meetings, and general project supervision and coordination.
- Lead the technical development of the schedule and budget for engineering and coordinate with the Project Controls Manager.
- Monitor, control, and report engineering performance against budget and schedule for their designated area of responsibility.
- Assist in developing progress metrics for engineering.
- Manage engineering activities to ensure compliance with the scope of work (services and facilities) and quality objectives of the project. Specifically:
- Enforcing that the entire project team is executing to the initially agreed to facility plus approved changes (via project change management) to the facility
- Enforcing that the entire project team is producing the deliverables initially agreed to in the manner (quality, level of detail, format, file type, etc.) initially agreed to plus any approved changes (via project change management) to the deliverable set and/or content.
- Initial coordination of document control plans between all parties involved in the project and enforcement of the plans through execution
- Lead and coordinate all technical reviews within the project for their designated area of responsibility.
- Coordinate between engineering, procurement, project management and between engineering and construction for their designated area of responsibility.
- Enforce and facilitate the management of project change process within the technical team.
- Act as focal point for team members for multi–discipline issues that require expediting or resolution.
- Assist with development of design change notices.
- Assist with the development and approval of engineering queries.
- Typical documents / deliverables that the project engineer might generate / manage (subject to change based on effort execution plans and project needs):
- Engineering action items list
- Technical change log
- Technical key decision log
- Technical meeting agendas and meeting minutes
- Weekly / Monthly reporting for engineering team
- Project technical meeting calendar
- Project procedures and plans
- Documents specific to multi / non-discipline technical issues being managed by the project engineer
- Parts of the Project Execution Plan prior to phase kick off
- Assist Project Engineering Manager with technical effort budget and scope changes
- Assist Project Engineering Manager with technical effort schedule
- Assist as needed / requested with developing various contracts from a technical perspective
- Continuous improvement by leveraging best practices and lessons learned
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret industry codes and standards, technical procedures, and vendor specifications.
- Ability to write detailed specifications, data sheets, and requisitions.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, managers, designers, and engineers.
- Ability to evaluate vendor bids and drawings to assure compliance with specifications.
- Occasionally, will conduct or participate in a field trip to an operating plant or construction site.
- This requires normal hearing, the ability to stand, walk, reach, climb stairs and ladders and balance, clear close and distance vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
- Lifting up to 25 pounds may be required.
- Normal work environment will be a business office with moderate noise.
- Occasionally, may visit or be temporarily assigned to work in an operating plant or at a construction site. This may result in exposure to outdoor weather conditions, loud noise, working near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals and airborne particles.
- May result in exposure to:
- outdoor weather conditions
- loud noise
- working near moving mechanical parts, electrical energy, construction equipment, vibration, fumes, chemicals, and airborne particles
Education / Qualifications:
- Requires at least a 4-year degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
- Requires a Minimum 10 years of PE/PM experience, preferably on-site.
- Registration as a licensed professional engineer is preferred.
- Experience with design, construction and technical reporting and documentation.