Lehigh Hanson Project Engineer in Tehachapi, California

AutoReqId: 6807BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Engineering

Primary Location: Tehachapi-CA

Job Posting:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the Heidelberg Cement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

The Project Engineer position is perfect for a maintenance professional with strong technical skills, who is capable of taking a project from conception through completion.

The individual will direct and coordinate activities for plant capital and improvement projects, including technical ideas and conception, justification, supplier bids, construction and commissioning. This position will also work as a technical resource with various departments including maintenance, production, safety, and quality to resolve plant issues.

This position will be located at the cement plant in Tehachapi, CA

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled


  • Directs, reviews and manages capital and improvement projects.

  • Directs preparation of specifications, including drawings, type of equipment, and materials, to be used in construction and equipment installations.

  • Prepares scope of work documents and estimates labor, material, construction, and equipment costs and/or requests for quotations from third parties.

  • Engages and oversees contractors and equipment service technicians.

  • Inspects completed installations for conformance with design and equipment specifications and safety standards.

  • Observes operation of installation for conformance with plant and company operational and safety standards.

  • Develops necessary documentation for projects such as preventative maintenance routines, Bill of Materials, Job Safety Analysis, and Environmental Standards into new projects for conformance and compliance with operational, company and governmental standards.

  • Ensures the identification and availability of required spare parts related to capital projects. Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations.

  • Reviews and participates in developing plant budget; prepares financial justifications and manages projects within budget constraints.

  • Reviews equipment needs and modifications with various departments (management, maintenance, production, safety, quality control, environmental) to resolve plant issues and recommends measures to improve operations, conditions of machines and equipment, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.

  • Reviews and participates in schedule development and execution for annual shutdown

  • Serves as a role model in the promotion of safety awareness throughout plant and Company, and promptly addresses safety concerns.

Who we are looking for:

Bachelor's degree (BS) in a related engineering field; at least five years related experience and/or training in the cement industry or related heavy industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and abilities

  • Strong technical knowledge and ability

  • Analytical, detail orientated, organized and ability to meet deadlines

  • Motivated, initiative action and self-starter

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

  • Ability to work with and direct contractors

  • Strong safety bias

  • Proficient using Windows and Microsoft office, exposure to SAP a plus.

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled