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Capital Projects Engineer
International Paper | Augusta, Georgia
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Job Description

The Capital Project Engineer will lead project teams from inception to startup on Capital Projects. Capital Project Engineers are accountable for the scope, approved budget and schedule commitments while meeting required quality standards. The role is required to follow established project management standards. The Capital Project Engineer will be required to plan and coordinate large scale projects or several small to medium scale projects. This position is part of the Capital Project Group at the Augusta Mill and will report to the Engineering Manager.


Responsibilities include:


  • Develop and execute plans for projects, including resources, costs, schedule, roles, responsibilities and quality as defined in the IP Project Delivery Process

  • Build a cohesive project team and leadership necessary to maximize team’s success in achieving project goals

  • Ensure that the detailed engineering drawings are developed by engineering consultants and are properly reviewed by appropriate team member; such as P&IDs, piping drawings, layouts, single lines, loop drawings, civil drawings etc.

  • Specify and or review equipment specifications with team and ensure proper equipment bidding process is being followed

  • Analyze quotation for equipment and installation contracts, recommend suppliers and issue requisitions. Ensure vendor submittals of drawings etc are completed in a timely fashion and track equipment deliveries

  • Manage changes to project scope, ensuring that all impacts and changes are approved and adequately coordinated

  • Perform safety observations, safety and quality checks for suppliers and contractors. Oversee their work and be responsible for their safety on site

  • Coordinate construction and startup activities with project teams, maintenance and operations

  • Prepare QA/QC plans, checklists for startup etc. and coordinate startup activities with operations

  • Provide technical support to maintenance and operations on as needed basis

  • Provide “on call” technical support on regular rotation basis


Qualifications include:


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering OR equivalent experience is required

  • Minimal of 5 years of experience as a Project Engineer/Manager

  • 5 years of Pulp and Paper experience will be a plus

  • Maintenance experience with reliability aptitude is an asset

  • Possesses the ability to effectively manage several capital projects at a time

  • Good communication skills with internal customers, engineering consultants and vendors are a must

  • Possesses strong project planning and coordinating skills with a “hands-on” approach to problem solving

  • Self starter who get things done with minimal direction

  • Must be a team player


Key Competencies:

  • Customer Focus, Planning, Technical Skills, Perseverance & Action Oriented

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