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Project Engineer

Company: Low & Bonar
Location: Candler
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

The PositionWithin the FPM Colbond Americas CAPEX group there is a vacancy for the position of Project Engineer/Manager. The project engineer is responsible for the realization of multiple projects within the Americas investment portfolio and will be stationed at the Asheville facility.Typical projects vary from single equipment functions to new production lines and may involve utilities like electrical power, natural gas, thermal fluid, cooling water, compressed air and ventilation. Projects can be part of cost control and efficiency improvement initiatives, market development, and technological extensions or renewals. The Project Engineer will report to the Americas CAPEX Manager. Tasks and ResponsibilitiesRealizing projects within the Americas CAPEX program, typically ranging from $25K to $500K.

  • Solicits input from stakeholders; drives consensus on project scope, specifications and acceptance criteria.
  • Prepares timely capital investment requests according to the documentation requirements of the investment threshold.
  • Defines project organization including responsibilities and accountabilities; leads multi-disciplinary teams in meetings and execution to meet project deadlines and deliverables.
  • Researches, manages, and coordinates vendors and contractors by meetings, visits, acceptance testing, etc. Ensures that selected contractors meet L&B safety standards.
  • Prepares organized and comprehensive bid packages for potential suppliers. Leads in the analysis of bids for technical correctness, pricing and value engineering. Supports procurement in negotiation of purchase agreements.
  • Ensures high standards of safety are designed into projects; manages installations with a high emphasis on workplace and contractor safety.
  • Prepares and maintains project schedules with input from key stakeholders. Creates, tracks and maintains accurate project timelines to deliver projects on time.
  • Plans and executes on detailed activity plans for critical events. Identifies upcoming critical activities and escalates as necessary.
  • Provides regular, complete and accurate project reporting, targeted to the needs of the audience.
  • Drives projects to full completion of scope within the approved budget and agreed timeframe; ensures seamless hand-off to production through written protocol to ensure proper ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting. Other Responsibilities and Competencies
    • Strong project management skills
    • Plans and manages multiple projects of different levels of complexity
    • Foresees and identifies future project execution concerns; escalates details and identifies possible solutions to be considered early.
    • Effectively communicates to the required audience and drive to a decision.
    • Is a self-starter with strong attention to detail; requires minimal direct supervision
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Seeks positive consensual solutions to issues and conflicts with all stakeholders.
    • Builds positive professional relationships to improve project execution and results.
    • Technically capable
    • Quickly comprehends the details of production processes
    • Proficient with MS Office Suite (including MS Project)
    • Familiar with CAD software for use in scope development
    • Safety-minded
    • Complies with and champions all company safety rules and procedures
    • Drives and improves contractor safety culture Knowledge and Experience:
      • Preference for a candidate with a BS in Mechanical Engineering; other disciplines acceptable based upon work experience
      • 5-10 years of project management experience
      • Experience with construction coordination with an emphasis on safety
      • Experience in synthetic fibers and/or converting is preferred
      • Automation experience is a plus.
      • Project Management Professional (PMP) is advantageous About UsLow & Bonar is a global leader in high performance materials selling in more than 60 countries worldwide and manufacturing in Europe, North America, the Middle East and China. We design and manufacture components which add value to, and improve the performance of, our customers' products by engineering a wide range of polymers using our own manufacturing technologies to create yarn, fibers, industrial and coated fabrics, geosynthetics and composite materials. Our materials contribute to a more sustainable world and higher quality of life. They help to make construction sites safer, reduce carbon footprint, reduce total cost of ownership, safely manage environmental waste, promote cleaner air and water, support higher crop production and create beautiful working and leisure environments.
        The Low and Bonar Colbond business consists of the Colback and Enka families of products, produced within three regional business units worldwide. The Americas CAPEX function supports the North America business unit and is integral in implementing the Americas Improvement Program through capital projects at the Asheville and Burlington production facilities.

Keywords: Low & Bonar, Asheville , Project Engineer, Engineering , Candler, North Carolina

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