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Company: Johns Manville
Location: Etowah, TN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


The Project Engineer contributes to technical and commercial aspects of an investment project. Execution will be completed safely, timely, on budget and per the agreed scope and functionality. Cooperates and communicates actively with the project managers and stakeholders such as plant managers and business leaders to ensure alignment in all stages of the project. The typical budget is less than $1M.

Responsible for contributing to equipment and work specifications; assisting with the development of schedules, budgets and forecasts; recommends materials, equipment, project resources, and contractors and participates in design reviews to ensure solution is technically and commercially viable for scope, safety, quality, and functionality.

The project engineer provides support in the different stages of the project and recommends and reviews options.

Your Day-to-Day:

Execute investment projects with a budget of less than $1M with limited complexity according the CPP process and requirements described below:

  • Support the development, review, and presentation of project feasibility studies and business cases that accurately identify project benefits, risks, and returns project assignments concurrently and driving projects to completion
  • Supports the cost estimating and scheduling of approved projects. May draft resource plan to assist project managers. Participates in the review of options to identify in the end the most optimal technical solution to meet the cost/performance improvements defined in the business case.
  • Participates in the evaluation of vendors in close cooperation with procurement to check cost/performance and decides according to the project RACI on the sourcing plan
  • Assist with project management and oversight for all aspects and phases for multiple project assignments concurrently and drives projects or subprojects to completion
  • Support the review of Mechanical and/or Electrical & Controls detail engineering
  • Prepare and review technical specifications for equipment and services to ensure compliance with JM standards.
  • Coordinate, review, provide oversight and manage external engineering resources and consultants as needed
  • Develop bid request documentation, supplier lists, bid evaluations, and make recommendations for purchasing
  • Assist with design of safe processes and specification of safe equipment, ensures that ergonomics are considered in all areas of design, and that potential safety and health hazards are identified and eliminated during project execution
  • Assist with design and specify environmentally compliant equipment and processes, ensure that all permit requirements are considered and addressed in the design, and that potential environmental issues are identified and addressed during project execution
  • Prepare, review, deliver, and implement necessary training to maintenance and operations hourly workforce regarding the project
  • Ensure that all safety policies and procedures are followed, driving a zero-incident project environment
  • Work with Engineering Leaders and Procurement to evaluate potential engineering firms and contractors
  • Maintain effective communication to management and project customers regarding project status, problems, and changes
  • Apply lean manufacturing concepts to all aspects of design and project execution
  • Prepare, organize, document, and archive project documentation
  • Drives a continuous lesson learned logbook through the project and drives the analysis after finishing the project. Communication of the results in the engineering team to support the continuous improvement.
  • Works proactively with process engineers, production, and maintenance departments to understand and solve process and equipment issues, and to identify improvement opportunities based on joint performance reviews with coworkers.
  • Provide engineering input for improved automation and product packaging opportunities
  • Follows the trends in technology and equipment design by visiting tradeshows / exhibitions and key vendors.

What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, (chemical, electrical or mechanical)
  • Strong project management skills with projects
  • Learning leadership skills
  • Solid interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated high level of drive and initiative to complete assigned tasks and investigate and seek out improvement opportunities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Exposure to project scheduling software (MS Project, Primavera)
  • Learning to manage contractors and sub-contractors, including bid process
  • Experience preparing estimates, schedules and project deliverables
  • Learning to negotiate and manage change
  • Exposure to SAP systems a plus
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to interface at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
  • Moderate travel required (15%-30%)
  • Work environment is typical of a manufacturing facility: May be exposed to environmental conditions of cold, heat, high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, heights, dust/mist/gas/fumes, extensive walking or climbing, etc.
  • May be required to lift, carry, push or pull up to and including 25 pounds


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.


Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts, health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.


Why Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking, and doing the right things. Make your story our story.


Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing, and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company, and our communities.


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Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.



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