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Project Engineer

Location: Portland Salary: US$85000.00 - US$100000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Energy from Waste Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Adrienne Kettlewell

Project Engineer

  • Location - Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Start - ASAP
  • Bioenergy Career
  • Pay package - $85k - $100k pa + FREE HEALTHCARE (& much more)

Summary: The Project Engineer is responsible for configuring and transforming the standard design to match the requirements and needs of the North American market. The engineer works closely with the Project Manager, client, vendors and collaborates in an international team. The engineer is the key link between the engineering team in the Netherlands and the US based team. They are involved with creating technical specifications, supporting the procurement process all the way up till commissioning support of bioenergy plants. Additioanlly, they may provide limited support ot the sales team as needed. The position requires a strong focus on standardization to improve the overall value of the plants and at the same time ensuring to match the local needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Adapts standard product designs and documentations into the needs of the North American market
  • Verifyies design compatibly with local norms, codes and standards
  • Performs supplier selections, creates requests for quotations, equipment selection and procurement
  • Creaties equipment and scoping specifications for locally sourced equipment/works
  • Creaties engineering submittals (equipment lists and load lists) and project documentation
  • Checks/modifies PFD and P&ID's, 3D drawings, layout drawings and battery limits.
  • Performs calculations and design preparations of bioenergy plants
  • Sets up and/ or drafts piping and cabling routings for construction work
  • Performs cost price reductions and optimalisation of the standard design
  • Ensures quality of the design, performing FAT's and SAT's
  • Answers process, mechanical, electrical, and technical questions of both project management and customers
  • Performans start-up and commissioning of (bio) gas systems, including travelling to site and suppliers
  • Provides sales support in design verifications, with customer questions and RFQ's
  • Provides service support on plant performance


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

  • Bachelors or master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or process technology
  • 3-5 years' experience in a similar position; preferably in the natural gas, waste water or biogas industry
  • Knowledge of environmental/safety legislation, norms codes and standards
  • Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Valid US driver's license


  • Organizational Skills: Ability to organize and set priorities
  • Computer Skills: Excellent drafting skills; AutoCAD P&ID and SolidWorks 3D; Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Language skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical information and procedures or governmental regulations; Proficient in English; Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data, both verbally and in written form; Effectively writes or presents comprehensive reports; Responds well to questions.
  • Global Communication Skills: Ability to effectively communicate across multiple cultures and time zones with a variety of clients and vendors.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Mathematical skills: Ability to use mathematics to solve problems.
  • Reasoning ability: Displays willingness and timeliness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


  • Effective communicator
  • Proactive
  • Goal and results oriented
  • Creative and innovative problem solver
  • Analytical
  • Continuous learner
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Decision making
  • Commercial awareness


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee must regularly sit, stand, walk, talk, climb stairs and use keyboard.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, peripheral vision, close vision, distance vision, ability to change from close to distance.
  • Able to perform all aspects of the job in possible adverse weather such as extreme cold and extreme heat. Must be able to wear proper PPE.
  • Lifting requirements of 25-50lbs often and 80lbs occasionally.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The majority duties of this job require working on job site, requiring the ability to travel via plane and various types of land vehicles.
  • Regular Travel within the US, Canada, and Europe
  • The employee may do work from home for 1 day a week

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