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Senior Project Engineer

Location: Vaughan and Otsego, Ontario and Minnesota, Canada and USA

Posted: Jan-18-2019
Closing: Mar-18-2019

JOB SUMMARY

Bringing a minimum of 5 - 10 years of relevant Project Engineering experience to manage and drive multiple projects in a food manufacturing setting. The Project Engineer must be familiar with and follow best practice Project Management methodologies. Recommend, manage, and implement efforts to streamline the organization's processes and establish best practices. Using his/her ability to organize and lead meetings (plan, facilitate, document, follow up) to accomplish objectives. 

SKILLED REQUIRMENTS

• Lead major project initiatives. The responsibilities would include identifying all equipment capabilities, utility & infrastructure requirements and developing Process Flow Diagrams and layout concepts. 
• Lead Installation activities at client sites to ensure proper installation of all intended project designs. Manage contractors and enforce client safety measures. 
• Support site start-up team and troubleshoot issues when they arise. If required, work with vender technicians to remediate issues. 
• Assist with the development of Engineering Check-out, Equipment Acceptance Testing, Start-up/Validation documents. 
• Develop and maintain project plans and coordinate project activities; track critical path milestones, accomplishments and results. Ensure that end-to-end project planning, risk identification, dependency tricking, issues identification / escalation, and change management are being managed appropriately utilizing best practice project management standards 
• Working knowledge of FDA and USDA food equipment and design standards. 
• Understanding food plant Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), area designations, clean design requirements and the impact to process and equipment layout designs. 
• Build relationships with senior leaders and other Program/Project owners; Interact with, prepare materials for, and present to Senior Management as required 
• Provide guidance to and mentor other team members 
• Results orientated; ability to commit to and follow initiatives through to completion 
• Able to work flexible hours and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic, high-pressured environment - managing changing priorities and tight deadlines. 

OTHER ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  

 • Proven leader of multiple, concurrent projects 
• Results orientated; ability to commit to and follow initiatives through to completion 
• Able to work flexible hours and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic, high-pressured environment - managing changing priorities and tight deadlines 
• Able to be detailed focused and also to summarize status / issues / recommendations - producing quality deliverables 
• Demonstrates highest level of personal and professional integrity 
• Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and team building skills; Able to partner with and lead people with different personalities and responsibilities, demonstrating conflict management, influencing, and negotiation skills to drive the decision making process; Adaptive; Confident; Persuasive; Proactive; Accountable; Enthusiastic 
• Maintain and continually improve technical and professional abilities described above and required to perform assigned tasks. This may be done through reading and continuing education. 
• Advanced capabilities in quantitative and data analysis; Proven ability to conduct research/analysis, organize and interpret findings, and build presentations that facilitate Senior Management decision making 
• Treat all DANMARE information and customer information in a confidential manner. 
• Follow job guidelines as described in the DANMARE practice and procedure manual. 
• Understand and abide by office policies and procedures. 
• Informs Principal of problems or issues which affect the companies’ ability to meet customer requirements. 
• Perform other work-related duties as assigned. 
• Be aware of budget and schedule constraints on all work executed for DANMARE. Make every effort to complete assignment on time and on schedule. 
• Recommend, manage, and implement efforts to streamline the organization’s processes and establish best practices.

• Travel component may be 40% of total time, but this percentage is job dependant. While Danmare tries to minimize travel, the percentage is project dependant and Danmare has implemented programs to compensate for time away. 

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Member of PEO and / or other related professional organizations. 
• Experience in a consulting environment. 
• Ability to converse and collaborate with multiple departments spanning multiple disciplines. 
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Ability to write effective, high-quality emails and documents 
• Time management and organizational skills 
• Interpersonal, collaborative, and team building skills; Able to partner with and lead people with different personalities and responsibilities, demonstrating conflict management, influencing, and negotiation skills to drive the decision making process; Adaptive; Confident; Persuasive; Proactive; Accountable; Enthusiastic 

SOFTWARE APPLICATION AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

• Advanced skills with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, AutoCAD, and Viso.

EDUCATION
• University Degree in Mechanical Engineering 

EXPERIENCE
• The ideal candidate will have 5 - 10+ years previous project installation and start-up experience inclusive of responsibilities included in the Job Summary. 

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