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Project Engineer

Chicago Area, IL
Job Summary:
The Project Engineer is responsible to plan, design and carry out the departmental engineering function for Distribution Facilities. Project work includes: conducting technical audits and investigations into mechanical processes of each terminal facility within company distribution system. The incumbent oversees and ensures proper maintenance, operation, and installation of all mechanical equipment. Designs and establishes the specifications for any mechanical installations. Oversees and ensures proper procedure of all project work from inception through completion.
Job Description:
Key Job Elements:
  • Provides engineering assistance to ensure compliance with all laws/regulations and standard operating procedures
  • Serves as resource regarding facility operation in the areas of; process evaluation/improvement, project definition, development and implementation; and, specifications for repair parts and replacement items
  • Coordinates field work of and controls/monitors on-site contractors
  • Prepares or assists in preparation of project budgets for Approval for Expenditures (AFEs) or Maintenance & Repair (M&Rs).  Controls/monitors project costs within corporate guidelines
  • Maintains ongoing familiarization with all procedures, equipment and processes
  • Assists and provides engineering support to Distribution Facility personnel
  • Other projects as assigned
Successful incumbents will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience. 
  • Three to seven years or equivalent related to facility operations and regulations.   
  • Ability to effectively communicate/interact with all employee levels. 
  • Ability to organize/prioritize projects and related tasks and exercise independent judgment. 
  • Ability to gain sound knowledge of all terminals throughout distribution system and be able to recognize potentials for improvement.
Position Scope/Contribution:
This position is critical to project design, evaluation and execution in all areas related to Distribution Facilities.  Travel to facilities and related conferences/seminars is required as needed.  Typical annual time spent traveling is approximately 40%.  Trips are typically domestic and last 1-2 day/1 night.
Internal Controls:
Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts.  Identifies and brings to the attention of department management internal controls deficiencies.
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