Project Engineer

Downers Grove, IL 60516

Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Professional Job Number: HJ2444453102 Compensation: $50-70 / hour

Job Description

Title: Mechanical Project Engineer 

Location: Downers Grove, IL 

Hire Type: Indefinite Contract 
Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.
As a contract employee of Sterling, you are eligible to receive a Full Employee Benefits Package that includes paid time off, paid holidays, 3 medical plans to choose from, dental & vision plans, 401(k), and an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) plan.
Job Summary: 
The Project Engineer is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing project scope development, cost estimating, and management of the approved scope for all assigned projects. The Project Engineer shall be responsible for providing technical support during construction and commissioning / startup of the assigned projects to ensure correct installation.
Job Duties:
  • Adhere to and be active in all site safety programs including following all safety programs and policies in the office and in the field.
  • Steward project objectives and related performance standards for all assigned projects including scope development, project cost, project schedule, quality, mechanical performance, safety of design and constructability, environmental, customer satisfaction, and legal/regulatory compliance.
  • Become familiar with and follow the stage gated process to initiate, develop, and execute Capital projects. This includes developing and maintaining all project related documents as applicable and appropriate and stewarding the document approval process.
  • Work both independently and as part of team to complete projects from start to finish to successfully implement the project and achieve stated objectives. Teams will be comprised of individuals from various other departments such as Process Design, Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Operations, Construction, etc.
  • Monitor and report monthly on cost, including cash flow forecasting, and schedule. Responsible for change order management, scope management control, management of outside contract project engineering work, and material quality checks.
  • Steward the Management of Change (MOC) process for assigned projects including leading Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSRs) so new installations can be safely commissioned and started up.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering from an accredited University
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Project Engineer; preferably in a Petroleum Refinery however experience in Chemical or Power Industries will be considered.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
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