Manufacturing Project Engineer

Job Description

  • Job Title Manufacturing Project Engineer

Description

Job Description

Ascend Element is revolutionizing the production of lithium-ion battery materials by establishing a clean and sustainable supply chain using recycled feedstock. Its patented Hydro-to-Cathode technology directly synthesizes new cathode materials from spent lithium-ion cells more efficiently than traditional methods, resulting in reduced cost, improved performance, and lowered GHG emissions. The results are lower cost, better performance batteries with fewer discarded in landfill, a cleaner manufacturing process, and a truly sustainable closed-loop circular battery economy.

Ascend Elements is taking the lithium-ion battery industry to a higher level.

The Project Engineer has complete responsibility for designing, fabricating, delivery and commissioning of major Li-ion battery recycling equipment in the USA and abroad. The recycling equipment includes liquid or solid processing equipment, such as but not limited to reactors, centrifuges, filter-presses, evaporators, solvent extraction tanks, electro-dialysis, reverse osmosis, jet mills. The Project Engineer is accountable for day-to-day coordination of the project team while delivering the equipment on time and within budget.

The Project Engineer:

  • Develops project work plans including identification of key stakeholders, deliverables, timelines and required resources for initiatives related.
  • Oversees operational and logistical aspects of equipment projects, such as meeting deadlines/milestones, schedule development, equipment delivery etc.; ensures project requirements are achieved in a timely fashion and within guidelines.
  • Defines the procurement strategy and execution, manages contractual discussion and negotiations with various suppliers and contractors, reviews and approves change liers.
  • Continuously assesses and makes effective recommendations to address barriers or obstacles to achieving project goals.
  • Develops measurement and analytic strategies to monitor the outcomes of projects over time.
  • Crafts messages, creates communications, and delivers presentations related to project plans/status.
  • Leads and manages work groups/committees charged with setting project direction.
  • Maintains comprehensive equipment project spending tracking with support from accounting to monitor and report project progress to company management
  • Escalates when equipment delivery is delayed in a timely manner
  • Thinks strategically and with a solution-oriented approach
  • Manages sensitive early asset delivery process
  • Continually evaluates processes to maximize efficiencies in ways of working leveraging technology
  • Organize and supervises commissioning activities of equipment




Education:

Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering. Advanced degree a plus.



Experience:

5 - 10 years project engineering experience in an Engineering/EP/EPC or Equipment manufacturing type of set-up

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience in delivering projects from $200k to $3M in Resource recycling, Water treatment, Chemical, Petrochemical, Food & Beverage or equivalent manufacturing environment.
  • Experience driving projects with international stakeholders/suppliers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for internal and external communication
  • Skilled user of MS office tools including Word, EXCEL, Outlook, MS Project, Autocad
  • Process control experience as well as PMP Certification preferred but not mandatory
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings (PID, Mass balance, General Arrangement, Electrical drawing) required
  • Solid organizational skills; able to juggle and prioritize projects and tasks
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to keep accurate records
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Strong team player that works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable communicating with all partners ls
  • Flexible to change while able to manage and support multiple projects concurrently
  • Proactive and demonstrates strong initiative able to manage day-to-day work-flow with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines



We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package

   
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