Project Engineer

Abbott Park, IL 60064

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management Job Number: Jr731390414 Compensation: $45-65 / hour

Job Description

Project Engineer Job Description
The Project Engineer is an engineering professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies project management knowledge, engineering knowledge and ingenuity to complete medium size projects from concept thru project closure, across disciplines and locations. Responsible for financial management, contractor management, and project oversight for utilities projects.
To be successful, the position will interface with Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, suppliers, and 3rd party contractor firms. Candidates should feel comfortable working in a plant environment. Strong communication and leadership skills along with technical knowledge of pharmaceutical/medical device projects are required.
  • Responsible for supporting capital projects in the manufacturing plant, utilities plant, and site.
  • Responsible for engineering and process optimization for manufacturing processes and related operations.
  • Perform financial analysis activities to determine project cost savings and return on investment.
  • Manage the procurement of equipment.
  • Perform equipment design improvements to improve quality of product.
  • Review and develop PFD/P&ID as needed.
  • Manage third party vendors to optimize detail designs of engineering projects.
  • Delivers strategic and technical expertise to drive project improvements that generate cost savings and optimize efficiencies.
  • Assist with design of new utilities and systems from conceptual design, specifications, budgeting, scheduling, and construction management.
  • Develop documents for FAT and SAT activities for utility equipment.
  • Participate in FAT, SAT, the startup and commissioning of utility equipment after design phase. 
  • Manage the life-cycle documentation of the equipment including generation and approval of user requirements, equipment and instrument specifications, equipment test plans, and system operating procedures.
  • Provide direction to contractors to meet project schedule and financial goals while ensuring technical success. 
  • Participate in procurement efforts for utility related equipment and facilitate change orders during the project.
  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadlines
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Communicating with management to keep the project aligned with their goals
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needs or financing for the project change
  • Write scope of work and award contracts, obtain estimates, select suppliers, and purchase equipment and services
  • Drawing reviews, supervise field contractors, and perform final acceptance observations upon completion of construction
  • Coordinate multiple parties to complete projects scopes on schedule, stay within budget and meet the expected quality
  • Monitor the project to ensure it is properly following project process and procedures
  • Track progress to ensure the project scope, cost, and schedule is being met
  • Be able to project future needs and impact of milestones
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, or closely related discipline, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence, with 5+ years of significant engineering and / or operational experience.
  • Experience working at an engineering design firm for utilities projects.
  • Expertise in utility piping, equipment, piping design, design specifications, and PFD/P&ID.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups within engineering and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
  • Listens to and understands others’ points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one’s own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Works well with other engineers in a collaborative, fast-paced goal-driven environment.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.
  • Understanding and management of procurement & contracting processes.
  • Technical background in power distribution, utility, petrochemical industry.
  • Experience using AutoCAD.

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