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Lehigh Hanson Project Engineer - Southeast Area in Atlanta, Georgia

AutoReqId: 13189BR

Line Of Business: Corporate Administration (SSC, IT, Employee Services, Etc.)

Department: Engineering

Primary Location: Atlanta-GA

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Project Engineer for the Competence Center of Materials (CCM) team to support our South East Region and will be based in our Duluth, GA office.

The Project Engineer - CCM will lead engineering resources within the South East Region including internal engineers/designers and external consulting specialty engineering firms. The Project Engineer will provide engineering design, project management and construction management support to the crushed stone, sand/gravel, Concrete and Asphalt operations in the Region. They will support regional management with project development, design, estimating and construction/implementation of major plant equipment upgrades, plant replacements and infrastructure expansion projects. In addition, this role provides smaller scale engineering advice and support to all sites, including training and sharing of best practices.

The Project Engineer will report directly to the Director of Project Management and Engineering but will work closely with the Regional VP’s and operations managers and have a “dotted line” reporting responsibility to operations.

This is an exciting opportunity, with lots of opportunities to see and work with a wide range of quarry businesses and be a key person to transfer best practices.

The Project Engineer must be willing to travel 25% - 50% throughout the region with occasional extended project assignments.

What you’ll get to do

  • Provide proactive safety guidance and ensure that all safety procedures and practices are adhered to during all projects and site visits.

  • Develop conceptual/final plans, estimates, and schedules for capital projects.

  • Have a thorough understanding of engineering design best practices, and be able to identify areas to apply them in existing and new equipment, and ensure these best practices are shared widely.

  • Direct and coordinate the engineering, general plant arrangements, procurement, construction and start-up of assigned capital projects with a focus on completing projects on time, within scope and within budget.

  • Prepare regular and timely progress and cost reports during the project and manage the entire project process of project development, execution, completion, acceptance, closure and handover.

  • Manage outside engineering, fabrication, and construction contractors.

  • Meet the needs of the region through your own work, coordination with Regional and Global teams and using contractors. Communicate the progress to all stakeholders including the provision of SteCo minutes and monthly reports to Regional teams.

  • Meet the end users’ expectations with a general focus on Best Value Design including cost per ton, functional effectiveness, long term reliability, and ease of maintenance.

  • Support and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Provide engineering and construction services to Operations for improving operational efficiencies and process flows.

  • Provide training and coaching on capital project management, engineering design, equipment operation and other identified topics.

  • Excellent communication skills across many disciplines, especially on site, to ensure project management is effective and project goals are clear to allow for delivery of projects based on demonstrated results.

Essential Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Mining Engineering preferred but will consider other disciplines with equivalent relevant experience.

  • Licensing: Professional Engineer (P.E.) with ability to acquire licenses in other provinces or states as required.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in engineering/construction, preferably in the Aggregate Industry.

  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience of crushed stone and sand/gravel processing plants, RMC plants, Asphalt Plants, crushing and sizing equipment, wet processing, water handling equipment, water recovery equipment, conveyor haulage systems, and dust control systems.

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, AggFlow, and Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Project.

  • Excellent personnel skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external customers and contractors both verbally and in writing.

  • Highly motivated and able to work with a minimum of supervision in a multi-task, dynamic, team environment.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Aggregates project engineering experience

Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions.

What we have to offer

  • Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

  • Highly competitive benefits programs

  • 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

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