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Project Engineer
Atlanta, GA

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$140,000 - $175,000 / yr

Please read full job description to ensure match before applying, specifically:

  • This job is 80% travel (road warrior)
  • You must have corrugated experience (box, sheet plant, containerboard, etc) on the manufacturing side, not handling of
  • 5+ years of Project management experience with CapEx experience required. 

The Converting Project Engineer manages all phases of capital projects for Corrugated plants.  The Project engineer coordinates the planning, organization, safe execution, and reconciliation/acceptance of projects within budget and scope.  You will also outline project requirements, assign tasks, and supervises progress to ensure that project objectives are being met. This individual will follow a defined engineering process and develop project scope(s).  Efficiently execute projects that support operational throughput improvement, facility/process sustaining, and health and safety goals, as assigned. Supports goals for safety excellence, environmental responsibility, and other concerns, as appropriate. This also includes providing technical direction and assistance to local facilities, as required. You will travel up to 80%, ideally located near a major airport.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage multiple capital functions including planning, design, documenting, budgeting, and implementation. 
  • Influence and lead others through successful projects.  This is a significant requirement of the job. Diplomacy, approachability, and the ability to foster trust are a must.
  • Assess situations based on facts and quickly react to provide direction to individuals critical to the project or issue.
  • Define problems, collect facts and data, and draw valid conclusions using input from others, as required to establish direction.
  • Interpret a variety of technical information in various forms, and deal with several abstract and/or concrete variables simultaneously. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and summarize information and written materials.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and documents. 
  • Coordinate and lead work with outside contractors on project scopes that vary.  Maintain projects on budget and on schedule with transparent investment forecasting detail.
  • Learn and understand maintenance/plant operations. Makes recommendations for training, improved procedures, manpower requirements, and selection. 
  • Generate drawings, specifications, detailed project timelines, and instructions necessary to convey project requirements to others. 
  • Dedication to ensuring a safe work environment and processes.        Ensuring that strict process safety requirements are adhered to.  Ensuring that all projects receive adequate hazard analysis prior to project start and project safety is paramount for the project duration. 


  • Engineering Bachelor’s degree not required but preferred.
  • 7+ years project management experience.  
  • Corrugated industry experience preferred.
  • The ability to travel up to 80%.  Domestic and international travel, as required.

Skills Required:

  • Proficient in:
    • Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project
    • AutoCAD
    • JDE preferred

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