Electrical Project Engineer - Tacoma, WA

Tacoma / Washington / United States

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Electrical Project Engineer - Tacoma, WA

801 E Portland Ave
Tacoma, Washington, 98421
United States

Electrical Project Engineer – Tacoma, WA

The opportunity:

Provides capital and expense project management, design, and coordination to contribute to the departmental goals of improving the production process, maintain the manufacturing facilities and ensure compliance with engineering standards and safety codes.  To accomplish this purpose, the incumbent is responsible for generating feasibility studies, performing engineering calculations, producing project estimates, scope of work, and schedules.  The engineer will also provide engineering designs, coordinate construction work, monitor contractor’s safety, performance, and progress, to meet the mill’s engineering goals in a timely manner. 


How you will impact WestRock:

The project engineer is the leader of a team assigned to solve a problem and develop and implement the solution in the form of a project.  In this regard, principal functions include:


  • Accurately investigate and define the problem and scope.

  • Develop and evaluate alternate solutions.

  • Investigate and define consequences and benefits of alternate solutions.

  • Estimate project costs and schedules.

  • Design, and coordinate development of drawings and specifications.

  • Evaluate, recommend, and procure spare parts required.

  • Ensure adherence to all regulatory, safety, and WestRock requirements.

  • Lead a team to recommend and select equipment, consultants, and contractors to execute the assigned projects.

  • Assist in preparation of annual capital and expense project budgets.

  • Provide and ensure safe, accident free projects.

  • Ensure Operation and Maintenance training is conducted and successfully implemented.

  • General project management, schedule, and cost control.

  • Oversee the design of electrical and process control systems followed by construction coordination and startup and commissioning services.

What you need to succeed:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management, engineering, and maintenance functions. 

  • Experience in the design, construction, and commissioning of medium and low voltage electrical systems, distributed control systems (Honeywell), programmable logic controllers (Allen Bradley), and drive systems is preferred.

  • Must be able to travel periodically.  Must be capable, and a self-starter.

  • Multi-discipline experience in electrical, process, and mechanical engineering.

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field.

  • Advanced training in major project management, IEEE 70E, EZ Power, Honeywell Experion DCS, ControlLogix PLC, and Allen Bradley Drives.

  • Effective communication with good interpersonal relations.

  • Desire and potential to move into future department head status.

  • Able to work independently and effectively to achieve project results, and schedules while managing costs on four to five projects concurrently.

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.





WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 

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