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Capital Project Engineer, Packaging

Company: Job Juncture
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Lead Engineer, Packaging Engineer


  • Work with cross functional project team, both internally and externally to design, construct, staff, and startup a new greenfield plant. To help build expertise in our process this role will participate in the Phase 2 plant expansion in two other US plants.
  • Support the design, procurement, and construction for all product and packaging equipment.
  • Monitor impact of design decisions on the overall project cost and schedule.
  • Support the development and issuance of design basis descriptions for these systems.
  • Support the development and issuance of equipment specifications, including success criteria.
  • Participate in technical reviews of equipment proposals, and selection of vendors including decision analyses (DAs) if appropriate.
  • Assist submittal review and approval for equipment.
  • Support the development of factory acceptance testing (FAT) plans. Assist in the execution of equipment FATs (at domestic and international suppliers) to ensure equipment meets design specifications and functionality.
  • Support expediting equipment shipping and delivery to site.
  • Support development of equipment installation scope of work and schedule.
  • Support installation bid and award process.
  • Assist with monitoring equipment installation for correctness and compliance with vendor requirements. Review Field Change Orders and approve as appropriate.
  • Partner with the project team and with Operations Leadership to develop an integrated startup plan to deliver a vertical startup.
  • Support the execution of Commissioning, Qualification, and Verification (CQV) plans for all sandwich making and packaging equipment
  • Support startup efforts by aiding the startup team to assemble spare parts lists, develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) procedures, Technology Transfer and Transfer (TT&T) documentation, and to complete operator/maintenance qualifications.
  • Partner with Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firms and equipment suppliers to complete project scope of work including resolving conflicts and managing transitions.
  • Use Initiative Management (IM) pillar tools to support this work, including checklist-based design reviews, peer reviews, and Start Up Management (SUM) best practices.
  • Use change management tools to clearly communicate potential scope changes and cost trends quickly and broadly. Elevate key issues for resolution.
  • Coach and develop operations leaders and technicians to operate and maintain these systems



    • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required (Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical engineering is preferred)
    • 2 - 5 years of relevant experience.
    • Experience managing or supporting major capital projects.
    • Ability to lead and guide contract engineering/construction management firms and contractors.
    • Prior experience working cross functionally with Business and Operations teams.


      • Broad-based technical knowledge.
      • Deep technical knowledge of packaging equipment.
      • Strong organization, critical thinking, and creativity skills.
      • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
      • Strong documentation skills.
      • Technical teaching skills needed to train other engineers and technicians during startup.
      • Travel to sites and equipment suppliers (domestic and international) is required.
      • Ability to travel up to 50% at peak times as the project schedule dictates. (Great work life balance to get you home on weekends when travel is necessary).

Keywords: Job Juncture, Birmingham , Capital Project Engineer, Packaging, Engineering , Birmingham, Alabama

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