Mechanical Design Engineer

Albemarle

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Job Description

Albemarle is seeking a Project Engineer with three to five years of experience in project management.  This is a dual role position to function primarily as a project engineer with overlapping engineering responsibilities.  The position is located in Magnolia, Arkansas with the Corporate Engineering Group.

Project / Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:

  • Project Engineering Responsibilities as a project engineer, efforts will include coordinating between internal Albemarle resources and external engineering contractors who will be executing detail design.  This will also include the following efforts:
    • Coordinating and leading project team in planning, developing, and implementing the project scope of work; including meetings, setting priorities, evaluating comments/requests and ensuring internal customer approval
    • Ensuring the proper balance between cost, schedule and quality of the finished project
    • Alignment of project execution schedules from engineering through construction to assure a prioritized approach for fast-track execution.
    • Review of technical specifications, design documents and vendor documentation and coordination of internal resources for evaluations and return of comments.
    • Report project status on cost and schedule.
    • Preparing or coordinating the preparation of construction bid packages, evaluating bid proposals and selection of contractors
    • Provide leadership in executing the project scope including change management
    • Experience with SAP Project Module and other basic SAP transactions desirable
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent people skills – ability to successfully work with all plant personnel
    • In-depth knowledge of Excel, Word, Microsoft Project.

Mechanical Design Responsibilities

  • Construction package design, including equipment location plans, plot plans, piping design and equipment design
  • Ensure engineering designs comply with best practice standards and codes, current and future legislative requirements and Albemarle guidelines.
  • Analyze existing and proposed equipment for applicability of the selected equipment in the intended application.
  • Be aware and knowledgeable of ASME and other applicable codes, piping stress design, equipment layout, structural and machine design improvements
  • Experience with the corrosive nature of a chemical plant environment and evaluate design solutions developed for the project.
  • Familiar with exotic material of construction, such as titanium, tantalum, glass-lined equipment, thermoplastics and FRP.
  • Previous working experience with industrial scale systems including metal pipe fabrication, automated valves, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, agitators, relief systems, centrifugal pumps, vacuum pumps, mechanical seals, refrigeration machines, etc.
  • Preparing or coordinating the preparation of construction bid packages, evaluating bid proposals and selection of contractors.

Skills Required:

  • Problem Solving: Must be able to understand and interpret technical material. Must be able to solve problems quickly, completely, accurately, and to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
  • Knowledge/Skills:  Thorough knowledge of project process and practices necessary for successful project execution.  Must also have knowledge of engineering codes and standards.  Must also have a practical working knowledge of all engineering disciplines. Must be self-motivated and possess good organizational skills.  Must be able to work alone and accomplish responsibilities with only general direction. Must be able to work as part of a team. Must pay close attention to details, follow high standards for accuracy and completeness, and accept constructive criticism from coworkers.
  • Communication Skills:  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Client Contact:  Must have the ability to work with clients to fulfill their project related issues.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferable Mechanical or Civil
  • Experience in a project execution role is required. At least three to five years of experience is preferred.

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