Project Engineer

Port Neches, TX 77651

Posted: 12/04/2018 Industry: Chemical Engineering Job Number: KC12.4.1 Pay Rate: Up to $130,000 plus potential 20% yearly bonus

Summary:

Responsible for managing and completing small capital projects. Will oversee the engineering and construction of these small cap projects by organizing and controlling all elements of the project. Assist as a project team member on larger capital projects.

 
Job Functions:

  • Develop project scope, support project cost estimating, prepare funding request documents, and propose an execution strategy that best matches the resources and benefits case.
  • Execute productivity projects as a member of a project team
  • Assist with project management including project scope, equipment and process design, technical evaluation, equipment procurement, project implementation, project cost management for small cap projects
  • Coordinate field construction and installation activities by working with multiple contractors and vendors
  • Develop, maintain and communicate project schedule, cost reports, project status reports
  • Support field in expediting schedule, completion of field paperwork, expediting materials
  • Support Project Manager or management communication regarding project schedules
  • Maintain contractor and vendor relationships
  • Develop project specific Safety Programs in coordination with Safety Manager and Project Manager
  • Collaborate with Project Foreman to prepare and submit Change Orders to the contractor
  • Assist and support Project Manager by attending project meetings with General Contractor, Owner, and others
  • Attend and setup punch list walk-through as needed; compile the punch list and follow up as needed
  • Provide handover package to the owner/operators at the end of the project (record drawings, O&M, warranties)
  • Assist Project Manager to make sure the project is 100% closed out with Accounting

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Experience/Education:

  • BS in Engineering required; Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in a project engineering or field engineer role preferably in the chemical industry
  • Prior experience managing small projects or turnarounds is preferred
  • Prior experience supporting execution of capital projects including scope development, design, execution, and start-up/commissioning
  • Scheduling software such as Primavera or MS Projects is required
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work in groups, interacting with plant operators, maintenance and I&E technicians, production engineers, plant supervision, contractors, and line management
  • Ability to generate precise and accurate data/reports without significant supervision; ability to error-check own work products

 

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Karen Coulman
Assistant Technical Recruiter

I am a assistant technical recruiter, working with Bill Karalis, for the last  22 years.  We recruit chemical engineers working nationwide.  Since its inception in 1978, CPS (Chemical Personnel Search), Chemical Engineering division has become one of the leading recruiting firms in the country.  We have successfully filled a wide array of positions in petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, bulk and commodity chemicals, foods, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, plastics, packaging, instrumentation, controls and process equipment.  We have made placements at all levels from recent graduate to engineering management.  Specific areas of expertise include: process, project, design, product & process development, pilot plant, tech service and applications, engineering, environmental, operations and process control & instrumentation.  

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