Project Engineer

Chicago, IL 60604

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: Dj15003679 Compensation: $73000-124000 / year

Job Description

Title: Project Engineer
Location: Chicago, IL 60601
Hire Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $100k-$125k/yr
Misc: 20% travel is required
Job Duties:
  • Manages multiple projects greater than $10,000 – $250,000 from project justification through acceptance by operations.
  • Investigates requests for plant engineering projects and determines feasibility and project scope.
  • Estimates costs related to layout design, including equipment and materials, labor, etc. and monitors the construction process.
  • Research production/processing equipment or fixtures for purchase and gather data relating to their ability to meet organizational needs.
  • Coordinates all aspects of projects to which he/she is assigned, particularly vendors, contractors, and consulting engineers.
  • Executes assigned projects with the greatest expediency permissible to prevent loss from machinery breakdown or area shut down.
  • Periodically inspects new equipment, machinery, utilities, and housing facilities which he/she has installed to ensure that they are functioning properly, and safety targets are met.
  • Monitors all projects assigned to him/her to control costs within authorization.
  • Manage CMMS as a super user for shop network to ensure standardization throughout shop network
  • Ensure the scheduling of third-party contractors for PMs related to Environmental, Insurance, AAR, and OSHA requirements for the shop network.  
  • Bachelor’ degree in mechanical or industrial engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of related work experience in heavy manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with managing vendors to meet project deadlines.
  • Experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems for data entry, research and reporting.
  • Experience with data mining and generating reports using various Preventative Maintenance (PM) systems and databases.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Sabrina Herrera

Sabrina Herrera is a seasoned Technical Recruiter with a knack for establishing genuine connections with candidates and continuously expanding her expertise in various roles and industries. With one year of dedicated service at Sterling and an impressive 15-year journey in the recruiting arena, Sabrina has become a respected figure in talent acquisition.

As a Technical Recruiter, Sabrina's ability to build strong relationships with candidates sets her apart. She values the opportunity to understand each individual's unique strengths, aspirations, and career goals, ensuring she can guide them toward the most suitable and fulfilling opportunities.

Having spent 15 years in the recruiting domain, Sabrina's experience spans diverse industries and roles. She embraces the challenges of exploring new fields, consistently striving to expand her knowledge and expertise. Her dedication to continuous learning allows her to stay at the forefront of emerging trends and best practices in the recruitment landscape.

Sabrina advises fellow professionals to cultivate a curious mindset and actively seek new challenges and projects that push the boundaries of their abilities. Embracing the unknown and venturing into uncharted territories can lead to personal and professional growth, ultimately elevating one's effectiveness in the field of recruitment.

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