Project Engineer

Company Name:
Preferred Sands
Company Overview:
Preferred Sands, headquartered in Radnor, PA, is one of North America's largest manufacturers and providers of frac sand for oil and natural gas companies in the hydraulic fracturing industry. Launched in 2007, Preferred Sands is the market's only commercial manufacturer with an available green technology in resin-coated sand. With its innovative product development and reclamation projects, the company is not only committed to the protection of the environment but also the health and safety of the communities it serves. With strategic plant locations in Arizona, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the company has core competencies in logistic transportation.
Preferred Sands has been named to Inc. 500's prestigious annual list of "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" (2013) and Deloitte Technology Fast 500(TM) (2013), as well as one of Pennsylvania's "Best Places to Work." The company's innovative RCS product line has also been recognized by the Oil & Gas Awards as the "Environmental Initiative of the Year" for 2013. Additionally, CEO, Michael O'Neill, has been named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources (2012) and SmartCEO Magazine's CEO of the Year (2012).
Position Overview:
We are currently seeking a Project Engineer that will provide support to the New Product Development Team. Under the leadership of the Director of Engineering, this position will focus on managing projects in support of the new product commercialization strategy.
Job Responsibilities:
Partner with project teams to coordinate the commercialization of the new product portfolio.
Understand critical to quality customer VOC parameters
Coordinate and supervise project implementation, control project costs, monitor progress and quality of the projects.
Analyze existing methods and recommend modifications necessary to improve and streamline new product launch.
Selecting, managing and working with sub-contractors.
Technical responsibility for planning, organizing and coordinating test procedures on current and future unit operations.
Approve related technical specifications on drawings and literature. Coordinate the specification and transfer of all technical information internally and externally as needed.
Execute project plan using required of engineering principles, coordinate activities required to resolve quality and functional issues. Customer and/or vendor contact will be required.
Provide management review and control of all project engineering work, following stage-gate project methodology, appropriately staffing project teams and start-ups.
Coordinate all needed resources and project reviews, following stage gate review process.
Coordinate planning, organization, budgeting, program timing, and specifications of all engineering projects and assures timely and high quality delivery.
Review project result, troubleshoot improvements as needed.
Supervise new construction, mange external contractors.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering; mechanical, chemical, civil or process is preferred.
3-5 years of Engineering experience to include project manager and/or experience and plant/process experience.
Strong communication and troubleshooting skills.
Strong project management skills, certification preferred.
Background in lean manufacturing methods is preferred.
Experience in process control a plus.

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