Project Engineer

Jeanerette, LA 70544

Posted: 01/03/2023 Job Number: 22916

Job Description

We are looking for a Project Engineer to lead the engineering and design of multiple vessels, varying in length and purpose from 20’ to 150’.

They will manage a diverse team of multi-discipline engineers and designers
all the while coaching, mentoring, and developing junior team members into becoming subject matter experts or future leadership within the company.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, or another Engineering Discipline
  • A Minimum of 3 years in the marine industry, specifically in the design and/or production of
  • vessels under 150’.
    • Working knowledge of designing for production
    • At least 3 years of Project Engineering or Project Management experience
  • An understanding of all aspects of aluminum vessel design and construction:
    • Structures
    • Stability criteria and requirements
    • Familiarity with Classification Society rules (ABS, DNV, USCG, etc.)
    • Electrical Systems
    • Mechanical Systems
    • Aluminum fabrication
    • Skills geared towards engineering and design for production
  • Familiarity with the following software
    • AutoCAD
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook)
    • Rhino
    • GHS
    • Solidworks
    • ShipConstructor
Job Responsibilities:
  • Engineering Planning and the Development, Maintenance, and Compliance with Schedules
    • Coordinate the development of a high level, resource balanced schedule for your assigned engineering projects. With the engineering planner, ensure that all project tasks are properly resourced and sequenced, that the flow of work allows for the individual resource to complete his or her task in an efficient manner. Assist department managers to ensure and drive available resources to complete Engineering deliverables on schedule to support Production, Supply Chain, and first time quality.
    • Identify high risk areas of the project at the start of design. Throughout the project, keep track of these items to ensure risk mitigation, keeping the VP of Engineering abreast of those that pose a threat to both the schedule and quality of the end product.
    • You are responsible to ensure that the respective engineering disciplines have as few questions as possible by the scheduled start date. The PE must assist supply chain to ensure that all VFI and/or CFI is delivered to the engineering disciplines prior to beginning detailed production engineering.
    • Provide final approval on design drawings.
    • Be cognizant of and pursue areas of incomplete work or discrepancies. Track these issues to root cause.
  • Meet/Beat/Drive Control Budgets on all Engineering Work
    • Monitor all engineering costs closely, utilizing Cost Performance data to adjust schedule hours, resources, and priorities as necessary.
    • Work with the Engineering Manager to set accurate budget numbers based on past and projected performance levels
    • Work with the Engineering Manager and Engineering Scheduler to set goals (Control Budgets) for the project prior to the start of work.
  • Control the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) on Assigned Projects
    • Become knowledgeable with the principles of EVMS
    • Be prepared to explain any non-satisfactory results and what actions are being taken to resolve.
    • Use the EVMS engineering data to professionally manage engineering costs on each project.
  • Provide Necessary Support to Supply Chain to Ensure On-Time and Accurate Material Ordering
    • Identify and drive the procurement of all long lead time material, ensuring the engineering schedule supports the design, quoting and ordering of said material.
    • Ensure accurate and timely turnover of BOM data to Supply Chain
  • Provide Proper Engineering Oversight to the Project and Production
    • You are to be the expert on your project’s contract language and specifications. When approving drawings and BOMs, ensure they comply with the specifications.
    • Attend Project Kickoff Meetings, follow-up meetings and provide the proper level of Field Engineering.
Salary Range: $70k/yr. - $90k/yr.

Location: Jeanerette, LA (70544)

Hours & Shift: M-F 8-5

This is a Direct Hire position. If you are interested, please send your resume to or call (678) 802-6623.

Meet Your Recruiter

Shelly Benmuyal
Technical Recruiter

Shelly is originally from Brazil and graduated from Universidade Paulista with a B.S. degree in Psychology.   In 2014 Shelly moved to Atlanta, GA to begin her career in recruiting where she worked as an IT Recruiter and Account Manager.  Shelly enjoys connecting with professionals, learning about their career goals and matching them with the positions they want.  Shelly joined Selectek as a Technical Recruiter in June of 2022.  In her free time, Shelly enjoys hiking and reading.

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