Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc.
Project Engineer in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Fluid Quip * PROJE03246 Full-Time Cedar Rapids, IA, USA ### Description Fluid Quip Technologies Fluid Quip Technologies® (Fluid Quip) provides custom technologies and engineering services to the biofuel and biochemical industries worldwide. Fluid Quip has commercialized multiple technologies to enhance the base corn-to-ethanol dry grind process, create new and novel alternative feed products, and supply the growing need for carbohydrate feedstocks into the biochemical market. Green Plains Inc., Ospraie Management, and funds and accounts managed by BlackRock hold a majority interest in Fluid Quip. Summary: The Project Engineer (PJE) position provides overall project support to the Engineering and Project Management groups. The Project Engineer role is a key function for all office and field related project activities and will support the project team to ensure seamless communication and project execution between the office, 3rd party engineering firms, the field and the client. The PJE should be able to understand all phases of construction activities and project delivery process and have the ability to accurately and promptly communicate to the FQPT leadership team, all vendors/suppliers and key facility management personnel and contractors. The PJE must understand and be competent to address engineering/project budget issues and ensure all timelines are met or exceeded. Additionally, the PJE must take the necessary corrective solutions to mitigate any budget constraints. Responsibilities: The PJE will ensure the smooth and timely execution of the detailed engineering package requirements as submitted by the process engineering team for all FQT technologies. The PJE will work directly along with other process engineering team members to ensure their work is accurate, detailed and timely to ensure all client delivery dates are met. The PJE will report to the Project Manager. It is expected that the PJE will assist in system start-ups at the FQPT client properties as needed and the PJE will help develop and present all training material at each client location prior to a system start-up. Key roles, responsibilities and skills include the following: * Updating engineering and procurement schedules with current commitment dates * Reviews equipment drawings, general arrangements, and can do accurate Quality Control checks * Receives, records and distributes shop drawings from manufacturers and fabricators and drawing submittals from contractors * Assembles and transmits design document packages to clients and other engineering firms * Maintains project related data and document filing system, especially on project specific folders and ftp site * Updating engineering and procurement schedules with current commitment dates * Works to maintain the schedule commitments by working with engineering teams and equipment suppliers * Receives Requests for Information (RFI) from contractors and can either answer the questions directly or find the answer with appropriate FQT expert * Supports procurement activities, including tracking, expediting, and receipt verification at construction sites * Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently communicate across the entire project team * Highly proficient in a project management and project execution environment * Instills a high quality work environment at all times as well as demonstrates a strong QA/QC process for all project management work flows * Assure document control (i.e. project proposals, contracts, change orders, budget, financial and monthly reporting, etc.) are included and properly filed in the project folder. Maintain an updated Project Access database * Creates bid list, e-mail bid invitation, make follow-up calls to bidders, and prepare bid label and/or bid form * Create project information sheet and distribute to PM and project team * Draft purchase orders and change orders to subcontractors * Obtain quotes for items specified on plans as directed by the PM and Process Engineer * Compile Operator & Maintenance manuals with warranty information. Duplicate the binder FQPT files. (Request operational and maintenance information plus as-builts from subs/suppliers) * Main contact for the client on the jobsite and contractors for FQT * Provide support for client annual shutdowns Qualifications: * Strong attention to details and accuracy * Excellent communicator with internal and external customers/clients * Maintains a high level of professionalism, productivity and effectiveness even during challenging situations with internal and external clients, vendors and contractors Acts safely at all times whether at the FQPT office or at client’s facility * Highly proficient in Microsoft Office products * Must be prepared to work evenings and weekends on occasion to meet project schedule deadlines Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: * Must have proven abilities and skills in leadership, client relations, delegating, planning, organizing, problem solving, conflict resolution, high safety standards and cost management control. * Successful candidate must set standards of excellence in quality and productivity Travel: Travel of up to 100% could be expected at various times with this position. Travel expense is reimbursed directly to employee. Green Plains Inc. offers competitive pay: a generous benefit package including business casual work environment, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO) and a 401(k) retirement plan with immediate vesting and company safe harbor matching. All potential employees of Green Plains Inc. will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check prior to employment. Equal Opportunity Employer To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. Green Plains Inc. Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants. Green Plains is an innovative producer of Ultra-High Protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. The Company also owns a 48.9% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP. Posted: March 18, 2021