Project Engineering Manager

First Quality is a privately-held group of manufacturing companies who are leaders in their respective fields.
The organization is run by owners with dynamic expansion plans to significantly increase the size of the business over the next few years.
We are looking for an experienced Project Engineering Manager for our state-of-the-art Consumer Tissue Product plant in Lock Haven, PA.
Primary responsibilities include:
Responsible and accountable for all procured equipment requirements, equipment technical specifications, vendor qualifications, equipment bid evaluations and coordination of all deliverables with the site project team and operating facility.
Responsible for all Engineering deliverables, including but not limited to design drawings, calculations, safety, process functionality, constructability, value engineering, operability and maintainability of equipment, buildings and operating systems.
Responsible for management of scope, schedule and cost of internal and contracted engineering.
Provides direction, clear expectations and supervision to all direct reports, contract engineering teams and other resources, ensures that all project engineering team members receive clear direction and feedback.
Provides development to FQ engineering resources, through assignment opportunities, feedback and mentoring.
Reports regularly to ownership and FQ management on project status and works closely with the site construction team and production leadership to ensure accurate equipment installation and application.
Managerial & Leadership Skills:
Action Oriented - Takes an enthusiastic approach to the job, is energetic and action oriented for the role's challenges, demonstrates insight, courage and a bias for decisiveness, recognizes and acts upon opportunities when they arise.
Approachability - Is approachable and amiable, invests the extra effort to put others at ease, can be warm, pleasant, and gracious.
Is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others, builds rapport, listens actively, is an early knower, working with informal and incomplete information in time to take appropriate action.
Compassion - Genuinely cares about people, conveys sincere concern, is available and ready to help, empathetic to employees and their situations.
Customer Focus - Understands and responds to the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; effectively mines for data and information and uses it for improvements in products, services and delivery; develops trust and influence in all relationships.
Ethics & Values - Projects and practices the highest level of propriety and serves as a model of ethics and integrity.
Demonstrates and promotes the Company's core values and principles at all times, acts in line with those values, appropriately addresses employee behaviors at all levels, through reward, recognition and corrective action.
Hiring and Staffing - Possesses an intuitive eye for talent; hires the most qualified internal and external candidates; willing to select strong people; assembles talented staffs.
Integrity and Trust - Builds credibility and trust across the business; recognized as direct and truthful; constructively represents the truth; able to maintain confidences; acknowledges mistakes and presents him/herself openly and serves as a conscience to the organization.
Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well across the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Recognizes and acts appropriately.
Managerial Courage - In serving as a conscience to the organization, has the appropriate insight and timing to speak and act when and where situations require.
Provides constructive and effective feedback at all levels, especially to leadership.
Ensures the work environment is respectful, constructive and motivational.
Willing to confront unacceptable behaviors at all levels.
Relationship with Peers - Takes a 360 perspective in problem solving, can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups, can solve problems with peers constructively, is seen as a team player and is cooperative, gains trust and support of peers, encourages collaboration, delivers feedback candidly.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field.
Advanced degree or equivalent education, training and experience related to engineering or project management.
Project engineering management experience with 10+ years of successful experience on major green field or brown field construction projects.
Able to manage multimillion dollar engineering services contracts.
Able to spend extended periods of time in the detailed engineer's home office.
Able to travel outside the USA and communicate effectively with representatives of international service and equipment companies.
Able to manage the results of multiple indirect personnel of diverse disciplines, including engineering, procurement and operations, through influence and persuasion.
Advanced knowledge of paper production equipment and processes; knowledge of structural, civil, mechanical, controls and electrical construction requirements; general understanding of building codes, OSHA, and other applicable codes and standards and experience managing professional engineering firms.
Familiarity with project engineering tools and software to monitor and report engineering scope, schedule and cost status.
Deep domain with construction and project management.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills and superior interpersonal skills.
Ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
The company's philosophy and work environment has been created by an ownership that places a premium on integrity, honesty and teamwork.
As important as a candidate's qualifications, is their ability to work closely with their colleagues and strive in a politics and ego free atmosphere.
Excellent compensation and benefits package.

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