Principal Project Engineer
Littleton, Colorado

Job ID: 11384
Start Date: ASAP
Type: Direct Hire
Job Industry: Engineering

Onsite: On location at the Client’s site. Position requires frequent travel (50-75% of the time).

Additional Information: Full benefits and relocation assistance available; interview travel reimbursed.

Description: Our Client, a manufacturer of insulation and roofing materials, is hiring a Principal Project Engineer (Furnace Engineering) in Littleton, CO.


• Lead the design of safe processes and specification of equipment, ensuring that ergonomics is considered in design, and potential safety and health hazards are identified and eliminated during project execution;
• Lead the design of environmentally compliant processes and specification of environmentally compliant equipment, and ensures that all permit requirements are considered and addressed in the design, and that potential environmental issues are identified and addressed during project execution;
• Develop scopes, specifications, schedules, and investment grade cost estimates for multi-discipline industrial manufacturing capital projects in North America with value up to $60M;
• Develop, guide, review, and present project feasibility studies and business cases that accurately identify project benefits, risks, and returns;
• Utilize project management and glassmaking furnace experience to ensure successful project execution with respect to quality, technology, cost, and schedule;
• Promote safety culture, and lead teams to drive a zero-incident project environment;
• Identify and manage engineering resources, consultants and contractors as needed to meet project objectives;
• Utilize working knowledge of refractory properties / applications to ensure optimal refractories are used in projects to meet life expectancy and financial goals;
• Utilize working knowledge of glassmaking operations to assist with furnace life expectancy issues and hot repair requirements;
• Develop technical specifications, and work with procurement to execute contracts for equipment and services that ensure compliance therewith.


• Engineering experience in an industrial or manufacturing industry (10+ years);
• Experience with glassmaking furnaces and/or forehearths;
• Management experience;
• Knowledgeable in the supply chain process, including RFQ's, bidding and evaluations, contractor selection, and risk mitigation to JM through smart contracting;
• Knowledge of refractory properties / applications and uses for both cold rebuilds and hot repair applications;
• Knowledgeable and experienced in refractory and/or furnace inspection methods;
• Experience in fiberglass or glass manufacturing industries;
• PMP Certification;
• Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

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