Project Lead Engineer, Mechanical

Project Lead Engineer, Mechanical

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Job area Engineering Location Marietta (Atlanta), United States of America. Contract type Full time
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Responsibilities & Tasks:

·        Execute projects from conception through client handover with a positive result contribution on technical performance, financial results and the organization.

·        Execute the mechanical and electrical system design through to final handover to the customer

·        Responsible for the system functionality and the technical quality of the material handling system.

·        Develop engineering project plans and schedule of the engineering project team and responsible for the progress.

·        Coordinate activities of engineering project team in close cooperation with the Project Manager, including subcontractors when part of the engineering team.

·        Work closely with clients and subcontractors and with other Project Leaders (for example for loop sorters or HLC SW).

·        Document functional system specifications, interface specifications and (high level) test plans, including validation.

·        Responsible for all information during the project, including complete project archiving.

·        Create and/or oversee user manuals, documentation, training, and project evaluations.

·        Report project progress and status to the Project Manager and Engineering Project Manager (Project Status Report including risks and opportunities).

·        Monitor and control project budget.

·        Understand, interpret, and follow procedures, standards, and regulations.

·        Execute the health and safety analysis and be responsible for the safety coordination during the engineering phase.

·        Work on quotation bids with the systems and sales department on new projects and/or on project changes.

·        Communicate and work closely with other groups within Vanderlande and the project team (i.e., mechanical/layout engineering, electrical engineering, controls engineering, project management, supply chain, sales/proposal department and installation).

·        Identify, initiate, and implement improvement activities.

·        Drive, support, promote, and improve standardization platforms.

·        Advise Engineering Project Managers of needed improvements for project execution and proposing technical solutions for complex and multidisciplinary problems.

Basic Qualifications:

·        Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

·        Minimum 5 years of experience in implementation of material handling systems or industrial controls systems.

·        Knowledge of engineering theories and principles

·        Willing and able to travel up to 40%

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Experience utilizing AutoCAD, MS project, Primavera, or other scheduling software

·        Project management experience

·        Experience with integration and configuration management


·        Proactive and hands on work ethic

·        Self-motivated with proven ability in problem solving, especially in intense situations

·        Pragmatic and capable to balance quality, lead time, costs, and technology

·        Ability to lead a specialized team responsible for complex project(s)

·        Motivator and trainer for coworkers

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 


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