Project Engineer

Peru, IL, US, 61354

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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The Project Engineer will be imbedded in the plant, responsible for executing projects supporting our Zero Harm initiative for Work from Heights and Machine Guarding initially and moving towards supporting our construction capital projects.


What You’ll Do: 

  • Execute various project deliverables including but not limited to:
    • Scope development through FEL process
    • Resource allocation
    • Project schedule development
    • Budgeting
    • Engineering design
    • Quote acquisition
    • Capital request preparation
    • Vendor management
    • Scheduling and execution
    • Site safety during execution
  • Own & Execute safety projects from start to finish
  • Establish the processes and metrics necessary to meet the goals of each project
    • Provide progress updates to the plant engineering manager & central safety project team
  • Interface with various vendors on technical and non-technical matters to ensure project execution on time and budget, maintaining good relationships with our established vendors
  • Ensure vendors understand and adhere to JH safety requirements and ensure all safe work practices are followed
  • Lead field execution for designated projects
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and overall goals of the project
  • Provide strong leadership, business acumen, strategic perspective, and effective decision-making processes in support of plant projects
  • Ensure final documentation is accurate at end of projects – mechanical / electrical as built drawings, SOP’s updated, etc.
  • Participate during machine safety risk assessments and develop engineering solutions to improve machine safety (physical guarding, functional safety controls)
  • Develop equipment design, layouts, product flow, and safety zoning in collaboration with Engineering, Operations, Maintenance Reliability, and Safety teams to ensure alignment with scope and project objectives
  • Effective and timely communications to key stakeholders of Zero Harm Program Status, beginning with project development and approval, through final commissioning and qualification.
  • Lead activities associated with capital project execution to include equipment layout and scope development, requests for quote, project justifications, purchase order generation, contractor selection, on-site supervision during the installation and start-up of equipment, and proper tagging and accounting of new equipment

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.


What You’ll Bring:  

  • Bachelor's Degree (Engineering/Technical preferred) - must be from an accredited institution
  • 3-5+ years of construction capital project experience
  • Experience with Project Management methodologies (techniques, scope management, communications, and risk management) with respect to delivery of projects within cost and time constraints strongly preferred
  • Experience using SharePoint, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Excel / Smartsheet
  • Ability to interact with cross-functional teams
  • Proven success working in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, deadline-driven environmentContract Manager
  • Assist in site projects to help ensure that machine systems are designed using engineering solutions to minimize hazards
  • Knowledge of machine related industry standards and local regulations
  • Understanding of hazards associated with machinery as well as related safety protocols such as lockout tagout, electrical safety, working from heights etc.


What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees. 

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more 


Apply now and come “home” to Hardie!














James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

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