Project Engineer

Waxahachie, TX, US, 75168

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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Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the Project Engineer will work on capital and plant driven projects including new equipment installations and modifications and is responsible for all mechanical equipment and systems.  This individual should be capable of working independently on capital projects and the ideal candidate will also have a working knowledge of electrical systems making him or her a candidate to manage medium to large capital projects in the future.


What You’ll Do: 

Responsible for the mechanical portion of capital projects to include

  • Supervise mechanical design including plant layout, equipment arrangement, piping and instrumentation, plant utilities
  • Coordinate mechanical and electrical designs
  • Supervise structural design including buildings, foundations and slabs, access platforms, equipment and crane support structures
  • Develop specifications and purchase mechanical equipment and systems including process equipment, material handling equipment, complex machinery, fluid systems (hydraulic, pneumatic, and high pressure water), material conveyance systems, dust collection systems, steam systems, storage silos, tanks, pumps, and valves – monitor and expedite deliveries;
  • Work with Corporate EH&S group to prepare operating permits
  • Satisfy other permit requirements including local building codes and FM (insurer)
  • Participate in project design review meetings and coordinate with vendors
  • Prepare installation scope of work, bid and award contracts
  • Supervise the installation of buildings and structures, mechanical equipment, and mechanical systems– coordinate with plant
  • Manage project scope, schedule, budget, and quality
  • Enforce corporate and construction department safety rules and regulations
  • Supervise mechanical system checkout, equipment startup, and turnover to plant

 Responsible for the development of Capital Project Requests to include:

  • Scale up of process design as required for production (i.e. size tanks and pumps, determine flow rates, throughputs, etc.)
  • Evaluate utility requirements and determine availability
  • Supervise preparation of equipment arrangement and P&I drawings
  • Prepare mechanical equipment lists
  • Solicit quotations for equipment and systems or estimate pricing using recent purchases
  • Develop installation scope of work for mechanical equipment and systems, buildings, foundations, platforms and structures
  • Solicit quotations for installation or estimate costs using sound engineering judgment
  • Review proposed design with plant operations, maintenance, and safety
  • Prepare overall project estimate, implementation schedule, and Capital Expenditure Request for management review


What You’ll Bring:  

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or other relevant discipline) (must be from accredited institution)
  • 4 or more years’ experience in an industrial manufacturing environment (sheeted process systems such as paper, steel, gypsum is preferred)
  • Project Management Experience - Demonstrated Successful Execution including design and specification, purchase, installation, and startup of mechanical equipment
  • Experience with complex machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Experience with Utility and Process Piping Systems including pumps, valves, fittings and in line components, and pipe support systems
  • Experience with mechanical systems including Hydraulics, Pneumatics, High Pressure Water, Compressed Air, Steam, and Natural Gas


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 


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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