Project Engineer

Job Locations US-CA
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/27/2022 7:31 PM)
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The position of Project Engineer is responsible for managing of all phases of multiple capital projects.  Ideal candidate for this position will have experience scoping, budgeting, and ensuring all compliance to all regulations and design standards (detailed below).  This is a collaborative position that works extremely closely with the production, maintenance, QA and safety departments.


  •  Strong Project Management experience (e.g. management of multimillion dollar capital improvement projects, developing and maintaining timeline and                   budget).
  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate and monitor the assigned engineering projects, complying with applicable codes, practices, QA policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Develop all drawings and layouts.
  • Size all new equipment and processes to meet all current and planned growth.
  • Determine and spec materials, hardware, and equipment needed for project work
  • Monitor compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards and specifications
  • Perform overall quality control of the work (budget, schedule, plans, contractor performance) and report regularly on project status
  • Review and deliver engineering deliverables
  • Review engineering deliverables and initiate appropriate corrective actions
  • Conduct regular meetings with key personnel representing all affected departments to ensure clarification and meet specific requirements in a timely matter
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices ( GMPs) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs
  • Maintain a safe and food-safe project work environment during construction phases to ensure people and food safety
  • Strive for vertical startup on all projects
  • Cooperate and communicate effectively with project manager and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support
  • Develop SOP and training for all new equipment and processes from assigned projects.
  • Ability to construct project budgets and timelines
  • Work with outside vendors to assist with project work completion
  • Know and understand city, county, state and federal regulations relating to maintenance and plant equipment; works in a manner to ensure that these regulations are met.
  • Participates in safety, health, and environmental programs.
  • Report any food safety issue observed to Manager or Supervisor.
  • Report any security breaches, attempts at product tampering or contamination, or other suspicious behavior observed to Manager or Supervisor.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and contribute to a quality environment
  • Complete records/quality checks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Escalate any non-conforming product/equipment/material to the appropriate manager/supervisor immediately.
  • Follow Company’s quality assurance procedures and protocols at all times while on duty
  • Promote a positive proactive environment where input from team members is valued and encouraged.
  • Ability to oversee and manage projects during weekends and holidays
  • Partner with internal customers and suppliers, colleagues and support services to ensure achievement of targets.
  • Complete understanding and enforcement of safety and food safety initiatives (e.g. OSHA, GMP, HACCP, RMP, and PHA).
  • Provide back-up support for other roles, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the manager/supervisor.


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
  • Five to seven (5-7) years of project engineering and management experience at manufacturing site
  • Experience in a beverage, food or other clean manufacturing environment with familiarity with quality, GMP, and hygiene regulations.
  • Experience with pneumatics, hydraulics, electric systems, PLC control systems and communication systems.


  • Strong organization skills and detail oriented
  • Excellent knowledge and ability to use design and drawing software such as AutoCAD
  • Ability to use software for collaboration, schedule and budget management such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Proven success in areas of project management
  • Proven success in providing drawings, layouts, equipment sizing, schedules and budgets.
  • Manage projects to completion to meet time and budget constraints.
  • Spatial planning; drawings and layouts development
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive and able to work independently and as a team
  • Systematic Troubleshooting Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills – provide continuous updates on project status including timing and spend
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Understand production processes, technical troubleshooting, and root cause analysis skills.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Time management, delegation, and organization skills with strong problem solving ability.


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