Heidelberg Materials US, Inc.

Lead Mechanical Engineer - Carbon Capture Project - Allentown

Allentown, PA

Job Description

Lead Mechanical Engineer - Carbon Capture Project

Posted: Monday, 6/10/2024

AutoReqId: 20127BR

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Minimum Pay Rate: $104,650.00

Maximum Pay Rate: $143,897.50

Department: Operations

Line of Business: HTC

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Heidelberg Materials is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also one of the world’s largest building materials companies.

Heidelberg Materials is developing USA’s first full-scale carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) solution for the cement industry at its Mitchell plant, Indiana that has potential to capture up to 2 million metric tons per annum of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and transported by pipeline, and permanently sequestered in deep saline storage formations by 2030. This project will be a critical to achieve the sustainability targets set forth in decarbonisation road map, that will allow Heidelberg Materials and our customers to reduce emissions in the built environment and support near carbon-neutral concrete offerings.

Heidelberg Materials is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer who will be initially based at our Cement Competence Center, located in Allentown, PA and later move to project location at Mitchell, IN. This position will be responsible for leading the mechanical designs efforts in development of innovative solutions across the project required for the new carbon capture plant to be built in Mitchell, adjacent to existing plant operations. You will apply your extensive knowledge of mechanical engineering principles and practices to ensure excellence in design, cost-efficiency, and compliance with regulatory requirements. As this position transition to project site, it is also expected that this position will provide construction support to contractors during the construction phase and support the commissioning efforts. After the plant is fully operational, it is anticipated this position will be integrated in to the site’s technical support team and contribute to Heidelberg Materials other carbon capture initiatives in North America.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Oversee the creation and validation of detailed mechanical designs and documentation.\\
  • Review and assist in the preparation of technical design criteria, specification reports for mechanical systems applied within capital projects.
  • Review and provide input for project criteria, guidelines, standards, and practices based upon latest codes, technologies, and methodologies.
  • Lead design efforts with other project personnel, external consultants and external technical agencies.
  • Coordinate with other department leads (electrical, structural, production) to ensure a cohesive approach to project development.
  • Perform bid evaluations of engineering, equipment and construction proposals and develop recommendations for contract award.
  • Prepare project documentation that includes technical recommendations, work packages and commissioning documents.
  • Communicate regularly with stakeholders, including presentations to clients, management, and team meetings.
  • Perform quality audits of engineering work to ensure compliance with project procedures and the quality assurance plan.
  • Lead the mechanical commissioning team (internal & external resources) to ensure safe and successful startup of the plant. This will require complex communications with other discipline leads and operations personnel.
  • Provide ongoing technical support and troubleshooting of Carbon Capture Plant and other related facilities.
  • Contribute to carbon capture projects at other Heidelberg facilities.
  • Teamwork in a diverse multi-discipline, fast paced and challenging environment.
  • Provide leadership for the growth and development of junior Engineering staff.
  • Work Environment, Office environment with regular visits to production sites, client facilities, and other locations as required for project needs.
  • Require travel to support project implementation and attend professional conferences.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; a Master’s degree is plus.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in heavy industrial environments (preferably in similar carbon capture environment, oil and gas industry) with at least 5 years as a project engineer or group leader with experience in the following tasks: planning, designing, constructing, operating, commissioning of facilities, management, and coordination of technical aspects of contracts and/or technical coordination of complex projects.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical systems and component design, fabrication processes, and engineering materials.
  • Must possess superior engineering skills and be capable of interacting with all engineering disciplines. Able to apply mechanical engineering techniques to concept & detailed designs, detailed estimates, component selections, troubleshooting, and commissioning activities.
  • Proven experience with CAD software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar.
  • Knowledge in piping and process systems design, energy rotating equipment, heat transfer equipment including preparation of system design specification, flow diagrams and piping isometric drawings.
  • Deep and/or broad experience with a technical acumen providing guidance and expertise on complex technical issues.
  • Working knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards (CSA, ASME, NFPA and ASTM standards). Familiarity with international standards will be a plus.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics of Balance of Plant (BOP) / Secondary Side mechanical power plant equipment would be an asset.
  • Hands on experience with mechanical system upgrades, installation and commissioning would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross functional teams and stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire.
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Eligible for registration as a professional engineer.

Work Environment

  • Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions.

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. At A Glance

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