Electrical Project Engineer - Tacoma, WA

Tacoma | Washington | United States

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Electrical Project Engineer - Tacoma, WA

801 E Portland Ave
Tacoma, Washington, 98421
United States

The opportunity:

Provides 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 solutions that create value. Principal functions include:


  • Lead teams to accurately investigate and define the problem and why change will create value.

  • Develop and evaluate alternates that solve the problems we face.

  • Investigate and define benefits of the alternates.

  • Develop the scope that creates the greatest values to our site and company.

  • Develop a design or lead the design team.

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

  • Estimate project costs and schedules that deliver on the scope you’ve defined.

  • Coordinate development of drawings and specifications.

  • Lead our culture of safety, regulatory compliance, and WestRock requirements.

  • Assist in preparation of the site’s annual capital project budgets.

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

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

  • Troubleshoot and fixing plant problems.
  • Learn and understand Maintenance / Plant operations.

Key Competencies:

  • Customer Focus

  • Functional / Technical Skills

  • Organizing

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Drive for Results

  • Strategic Agility

  • Written Communications


What you need to succeed:

  • 3 or more 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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