Senior Project Engineer

  • Location
    San Leandro , California
  • Category
    Engineering - Project
  • Job type
    Direct Hire

Senior Project Engineer – Alameda County, CA
$110 - $120K Base + Bonus

The Senior Project Engineer will manage capital improvement projects for a high-quality food manufacturing facility. Projects could also include processing and packaging applications as well as facility improvements or expansion. They will develop and maintain project scope, budget, timeline and success criteria to meet given objectives. The Senior Project Engineer will also serve as an expert resource to production and maintenance on new equipment, system installations and act as a liaison to Production, Marketing, and R&D. This person will work alongside 2 other Project Engineers, all reporting to the Director of Engineering.


Oversee multiple projects and complete them on time with minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritize tasks or assigned projects with minimal supervision.
Design, plan and organize new installations in strong collaboration with Production and QA department.
Manage capital installation work and ensure the projects are both on time and on budget, and meet company GMP and safety requirements.
Ensure that the assigned projects are completed to specifications and to customer’s expectations and requirements in a timely and satisfactory manner.
Ensure efficient hand over of new installations to Production Department through proper training and documentation of new equipment and/or packaging/process system.
Guide engineering work by contractors or vendors and ensure commissioned performance of installations.
Conduct feasibility analysis for proposed solutions to accommodate production, QA and management requirements in an optimal solution.
Carry out independent concept investigations for solutions to assigned projects.
Write investment request with justification for new projects and follow through to approval.
Communicate project goals to Production, Maintenance, Planning and other associated departments.
Work with vendors to order, specify, test and approve new equipment
Coordinate mechanical and electrical installation requirements with both outside contractors and internal resources where applicable.
Work with Industrial Engineer, equipment vendors or outside resources to develop training procedures for new equipment.
Provide troubleshooting help for supervisors and leads
Serve as a resource for Maintenance when required for troubleshooting and preventative maintenance on equipment.
Provide timely support to meet Marketing, R&D and/or Purchasing requirements in launching new or improved packaging items.
Continuously observe areas for plant improvements and present these opportunities to the Director of Engineering for ongoing improvement projects.


Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
10+ years’ experience in project engineering & project management with at least 8 years in a manufacturing environment
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent electrical and mechanical hands-on skills
Ability to start, address and prioritize project issues independently and juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision.
Strong presentation skills
Experience with PLC language (Allen Bradley and Siemens) a plus
Ability to learn and understand an integrated system (JD Edwards)
Ability to coordinate projects at various levels in the organization

Package & Benefits:

$110K - $120K Base
10 – 14% Annual Bonus
Sign on Bonus / Relocation Assistance
18 Vacation Days
Extended Holidays
Excellent Benefits
Great Company Culture

If you are an experienced Project Engineer and interested in joining a well-established leader within their industry, please email your resume to


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