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Senior Project Engineer

  • Job reference: 928056
  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 04/10/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Senior Project Engineer for our client based in Cork, including some international travel, on a permanent basis.

Our Client is an international player is the provision marine mineral solutions to both Agri and human sectors. They are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Engineer (CAPEX) (m/f) to lead investment projects across their group of companies.


Job Purpose
The main task of this position is the execution of CAPEX projects, including the conceptual, basic and detailed engineering phases, as well as the construction/installation and start-up. The Project Engineer leads these projects according to a defined time schedule, cost budget and requested quality. The Project Engineer independently develops and leads the project groups, which may consist of company employees and external contractors. Also, part of the Project Engineer's responsibility is the project documentation, project review and final handover to the production lead.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Project management of capex engineering projects
  • Checking compliance with legal requirements and internal standards for construction of plants
  • Process design of plants and equipment
  • Set-up of equipment specifications
  • Process engineering check of planning; Set-up of inquiries, order specifications, offer evaluations and purchase requests for projects
  • Evaluating, designing and providing information for new equipment with respect to capacity, spare parts, production costs, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Leading teams as a project leader
  • Checking quality and costs for contractor work within this project
  • Planning and execution of certification/acceptance tests
  • Planning and checking of construction
  • Execution of commissioning
  • Supports production and maintenance for replacement investment
  • Contact to finance department for accurate control of capex spending

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • Academic degree with master or diploma in engineering (e.g. process-, automation or mechanical engineer)
  • At least three years of lead experience in execution of CAPEX projects with planning, construction and commissioning are required
  • Proven Skills and knowledge in modern office tools, e.g. MS Office applications, MS NAV, MS Project, SAP, CAD and other tools that are necessary for his work
  • Fluent in English
  • Travel required: approximately 50%

Preferred capabilities:

  • Safety awareness and legal requirements
  • Knowledge of process automation controls
  • Technical comprehension
  • Knowledge of project management
  • Knowledge of construction leadership
  • Communication skills and conflict management
  • Root cause analysis and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of MS NAV modules

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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