Senior Project Engineer - Food Manufacturing Machinery

  • Job Reference: 00000007-1
  • Date Posted: 22 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Coberon Chronos Group
  • Location: Hungary
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Project Management, Manufacturing
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time, W2

Job Description

Our client is a North American multinational company about to kick off a project in Hungary installing machinery in a new food manufacturing plant.
They are looking for a Senior Project Manager who will bring a minimum of 5 - 10 years of relevant Project Engineering experience to manage and drive multiple projects in a food manufacturing setting. The Project Engineer must be familiar with and follow best practice Project Management methodologies. Recommend, manage, and implement efforts to streamline the organization's processes and establish best practices. Using his/her ability to organize and lead meetings (plan, facilitate, document, follow up) to accomplish objectives.

SKILLED REQUIREMENTS:
 Lead major project initiatives. The responsibilities would include identifying all equipment capabilities, utility and infrastructure requirements and developing Process Flow Diagrams and layout concepts.
 Lead Installation activities at client sites to ensure proper installation of all intended project designs. Manage contractors and enforce client safety measures.
 Support site start-up team and troubleshoot issues when they arise. If required, work with vendor technicians to remediate issues.
 Assist with the development of Engineering Check-out, Equipment Acceptance Testing, Start-up/Validation documents.
 Develop and maintain project plans and coordinate project activities; track critical path milestones, accomplishments, and results. Ensure that end-to-end project planning, risk identification, dependency tricking, issues identification / escalation and change management are being managed appropriately utilizing best practice project management standards
 Working knowledge of FDA and USDA food equipment and design standards.
 Understanding food plant Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), area designations, clean design requirements and the impact to process and equipment layout designs.
 Build relationships with senior leaders and other Program/Project owners; Interact with, prepare materials for, and present to Senior Management as required
 Provide guidance to and mentor other team members
 Results orientated; ability to commit to and follow initiatives through to completion
 Able to work flexible hours and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic, high-pressured environment - managing changing priorities and tight deadlines.

OTHER ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Proven leader of multiple, concurrent projects
Results orientated; ability to commit to and follow initiatives through to completion
Able to work flexible hours and multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic, high-pressured environment - managing changing priorities and tight deadlines
Able to be detailed focused and also to summarize status/issues/recommendations - producing quality deliverables
Demonstrates the highest level of personal and professional integrity
Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and team-building skills; Able to partner with and lead people with different personalities and responsibilities, demonstrating conflict management, influencing, and negotiation skills to drive the decision making process; Adaptive; Confident; Persuasive; Proactive; Accountable; Enthusiastic
Maintain and continually improve technical and professional abilities described above and required to perform assigned tasks. This may be done through reading and continuing education.
Advanced capabilities in quantitative and data analysis; Proven ability to conduct research/analysis, organize and interpret findings, and build presentations that facilitate Senior Management decision making
Treat all information and customer information in a confidential manner.
Follow job guidelines as described in the practice and procedure manual.
Understand and abide by office policies and procedures.
Informs Principal of problems or issues which affect the companies’ ability to meet customer requirements.
Perform other work-related duties as assigned.
Be aware of budget and schedule constraints on all work executed. Make every effort to complete assignment on time and on schedule.
Recommend, manage, and implement efforts to streamline the organization’s processes and establish best practices.
Travel component may be 40% of the total time, but this percentage is job dependent. While the company tries to minimize travel, the percentage is project dependent and the company has implemented programs to compensate for time away.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: University Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Experience: The ideal candidate will have 5 - 10+ years of previous project installation and start-up experience inclusive of responsibilities included above.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Member of PEO and/or other related professional organizations.
Experience in a consulting environment.
Ability to converse and collaborate with multiple departments spanning multiple disciplines.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write effective, high-quality emails and documents
Time management and organizational skills
Interpersonal, collaborative, and team-building skills; Able to partner with and lead people with different personalities and responsibilities, demonstrating conflict management, influencing, and negotiation skills to drive the decision making process; Adaptive; Confident; Persuasive; Proactive; Accountable; Enthusiastic

Software Application and Technical Knowledge:
Advanced skills with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Project, AutoCad