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Project Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: Clackamas, OR


Job Description

Job Title: Project Engineer        

Department: Marine

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Engineering Manager


The position provides engineering and technical support, guidance, and leadership on assigned projects in accordance with the project scope, to the Project Manager and all supporting internal departments, customers, suppliers, and subcontracted design agents 


(This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities)

1.    Develop concepts, strategies, plans and estimates to meet engineering requirements for prospective projects.  Support bids and estimates with materials quantification or advice, technical analyses, advice, planning, schedules, as needed.

2.    Prepare and maintain an overall engineering project plan, managing the requirements and resources to achieve schedules, budgets, complete and appropriate technical products, contract and regulatory compliance, document controls, and communications with customers, project teams, and suppliers.

3.    Manage design verification and validation in accordance with established procedures.  Gain regulatory approvals when required.  Work with customers to approve proposed designs and solutions.

4.    Ensure timely delivery of design, procurement specifications, necessary calculations and supporting documentation to support project requirements.

5.    Provide technical guidance to internal engineering staff and/or Design Agents as required, and to all Production, Procurement, and Project Management Departments.

6.    Conduct or participate in necessary meetings and write technical letters and reports.

7.    Improve efficiency by actively searching for opportunities to improve data quality, data delivery/presentation, and yard production practices.

8.    Respond to change productively and contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

9.    Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Engineering.

Job Scope:  Operates within general parameters, but must use sound judgment and independent decision making when carrying out job responsibilities.  Has the ability to influence and recommend modifying existing protocols.  The role reports to the Director of Engineering.  The incumbent and staff are held accountable for the profitable performance of the work performance.  Failure to meet the expectations of the customer could result in significant loss of future business.

Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises other members of the Engineering Department on a project basis. The Project Engineer operates as a supervisor for all engineering related to a project.

Interpersonal Contacts:  The Project Engineer coordinates his/her efforts with managers and supervisors at all levels of a specific project.  The position represents the Company through formal and informal interactions with the customer.  Additionally, the individual contacts regulatory body officials and industry peers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Education and/or Experience:

B.S.E. degree in appropriate engineering major or equivalent technical training and job experience is required. 

At least five (5) years of marine design engineering experience, including at least two (2) years direct interaction in a shipyard production environment.  One (1) year in supervisor position is preferred.  The person must be familiar with U.S. Navy and commercial vessel specifications, contracts, standards, and regulatory requirements.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  P.E. or F.E. and working toward license desired. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:    Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced office setting.  The individual may be required to be in production areas in yard. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    While in production areas, will be exposed to all weather conditions, noise, dusts and odors.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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