Project Engineer

Job Title

Project Engineer

Job Description

The incumbent is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the engineering and construction of new production facilities, the alteration of existing structures and facilities, and the installation of major new machinery. The position is also responsible for the evaluation of existing production processes and for suggesting ways to improved production efficiencies, quality and safety.

Basic Qualifications

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES
Directly supervises 2-5 non-supervisory positions within the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four year college or university in engineering; and two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum of 12-18 months of management experience.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory.
REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must be an Engineer Intern with the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Prove a passing of the fundamental exam of engineering.
INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Regular contacts within the department, with upper management and with other departments as needed.
EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Regular contacts with vendors, contractors, customers, federal/state government agencies, city officials/employees, consultants, and trade association representatives.
USE OF EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Must be proficient in the use of a personal computer, various associated software programs and standard office equipment. Proficient in the use of all associated engineering equipment and tools. Knowledge of various milling processes is beneficial.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to utilize both internal and external resources to obtain information and data necessary to carry out routine assignments and special projects. Must have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet/and or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation; and risk of vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to very loud.

Other Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Assume technical responsibility for projects and tasks sponsored by the corporate engineering and construction department and is assigned to the person.
2. Guide and instruct construction and division personnel in the performance of tasks associated with engineering and construction projects.
3. Plan, coordinate and review the tasks assigned to construction and division personnel as part of engineering and construction projects.
4. Guide and instruct department and maintenance personnel in the operation and maintenance responsibilities associated with any new type of equipment; obtain parts lists, instruction books and operating manuals for engineering sites, maintenance personnel and operating department supervisors; and to list in detail all function essential to new equipment.
5. Make regular visits to project sites and to submit recommendation for changes and/or modification to the construction superintendent.
6. Ensure that proper standards of safety, engineering and construction are understood by division and construction personnel and that they comply with these standards while employed on the projects.
7. Establish project schedules which maximize the effectiveness and the efficiency of the personnel and equipment assigned to the project.
8. Possess an ability to present and articulate coherent thoughts “pertaining to and possible solutions for” any and all difficult problems or issues within any and all divisions or organizations associated to the company.
9. Perform preliminary studies to determine development costs, cost of materials, and operating costs of existing operations or future projects.
10. Perform preliminary studies to determine the value of benefits to be derived from the installation of new machinery, plant expansion and the like.
11. Prepare preliminary drawings, to develop bill of materials, to obtain technical information on equipment and to furnish complete design drawings, specifications and instructions required on projects.
12. Present preliminary project information including fiscal data in such as way that management can decide among acceptable alternatives the priority of the projects under consideration.
13. Develop critical path schedules for approved projects to eliminate unnecessary costs and time.
14. Compile quotations, to analyze actual costs, and to provide cost control for engineering and construction projects assigned to the position.
15. Maintain schedules of project assigned to the position.
16. Prepare purchase requisitions, purchase orders and receiving reports for materials and equipment required by projects assigned to the position.
17. Approve invoices for materials and equipment.
18. Check, periodically, the performance of newly installed equipment to determine that is functioning as designed.
19. Furnish federal and state government agencies the necessary information for granting of various permits and licenses.
20. Evaluate, regularly, the performance of the operators at company mills and plants to determine ways and means for improving operations, productivity, equality, and safety; to receive monthly milling reports to assist the incumbent in determining areas requiring immediate attention; and to communication with department managers regarding areas requiring immediate attention.
21. Keep informed about new development in engineering and construction which are pertinent to rice milling; soybean processing and other company production operations.
22. Assist in the selection of subcontractors, architects, or engineering firms and consultants. Available for consultation and for liaison work from start to finish of a project and through the period of operational start-up until satisfactory operational levels are achieved.
23. Keep the Director of Engineering and Construction Services informed about the progress of projects assigned to the position and significant events.