Project Engineer

West Chicago, IL 60185

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Project Management Job Number: Js358884117 Compensation: $81200-100000 / year

Job Description

Title: Project Engineer

Location: West Chicago

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Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Summary:
  • Seeking a skilled Project Engineer to provide technical and administrative leadership in various business areas, including Assets Management, Capital Management, and Change & Improvement of Manufacturing Technology and Facilities/Utilities. In this role, you will support the VP of Manufacturing and Engineering and the Director of Engineering, ensuring successful project planning, execution, and communication.

Job Duties:
  • Support site start-up team and troubleshoot issues, collaborating with vendor technicians when necessary.
  • Assist in developing Engineering Check-out, Equipment Acceptance Testing, Start-up/Validation documents.
  • Develop and maintain project plans, coordinate project activities, and track critical path milestones.
  • Ensure effective end-to-end project planning, risk identification, dependency tracking, issues identification/escalation, and change management using best practice project management standards.
  • Build relationships with senior leaders and program/project owners, preparing materials for and presenting to Senior Management.
  • Gather and provide management with necessary information and metrics, including data extraction, comparison, analysis, and maintenance.
  • Work flexible hours, manage changing priorities and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Develop project scopes and detailed project plans.
  • Manage schedules, costs, and other key deliverables per the approved project plan.
  • Identify, assess, and communicate project risks.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues to management in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third-party vendors for project execution.
  • Coordinate project-initiated training.
  • Effectively facilitate project team meetings.
  • Ensure forms and records to document project activities are maintained in a project management software database.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders on the progress of each project.

  • Minimum of 3+ years of project engineering experience within food manufacturing.
  • Effective leadership, organizational, and decision-making skills.
  • BS in Engineering required, Mechanical or Electrical preferred.
  • CAD software experience preferred.
  • Detail-oriented with proven time management skills while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • SQF knowledge/experience a plus.
  • Must have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

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. 
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