Project Engineer

Job location:
Lompoc, California, USA
Created moment:
April 2, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08111

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Project Engineer

Job Summary

Based at our flagship manufacturing plant in Lompoc, CA, we are hiring a Project Engineer to work on engineering projects and support capital project work as described below:

Responsibilities include:

  • Identify engineering solution(s) for plants technical problems/opportunities

  • Describe scope of solution(s) through the development of PFDs, GAs, P&IDs, Electrical One-Lines, PLC controls philosophy, and other technical documents.

  • Collect technical requirements and develop equipment specifications ( for identified scope of work.

  • Identify applicable quality standards, technical standards, and best engineering practices.

  • Develop design, size/calculate required scope of work.

  • Develop technical documentation as required.

  • Develop and maintain project schedules or work with assigned Scheduler in the case of major projects through the entire project life cycle.

  • Develop cost estimates, or work with assigned Cost Estimator in the case of major projects through the entire project life cycle. 

  • Develop procurement work packages and work with Purchasing to send RFQs..

  • Review bids, technical proposals, estimates, involve pertinent team members.

  • Review/approve or lead the review and approval of technical submittals, spec sheets, and scope by engineering consultants involving pertinent plant personnel when necessary.

  • Perform quality inspections and Factory Acceptance tests at manufacturing sites

  • Provide technical packages for risk assessments, readiness assessments, and Process Safety Management evaluations.

  • Provide engineering support during construction/installation: Answer RFIs, review change orders, review submittals.

  • Review RSPLs with plant personnel

  • Verify completeness of vendors documentation: O&M manuals, equipment information.

  • Collect training requirements for O&M. 

  • Execute substantial completion walks at the end of installation/construction.

  • Collect vendors commissioning tasks and coordinate with plant O&M for start-up.

  • Collect red-lined and as-built drawings and update final project records.

Required Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of proven working experience as a Project Engineer in a heavy industrial setting like mining or manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with material handling, dust collection, industrial plants, maintenance, electrical, pneumatic transport, utilities, etc

  • Knowledge of concepts dealing with EHS and industrial facilities, Construction safety.

  • Familiarity with EHS rules, regulations, best practices and performance standards

Required Skills:

  • BS degree in Engineering or relevant area

  • Familiar with AutoCad.  Able to view, print, and mark up drawings..

  • Autocad drafting skills are a plus

  • Ability to work with multiple discipline projects

  • Project management and supervision skills

  • Decision making ability and leadership skills

  • Time management and organization skills

  • Excellent organizational, time management, leadership, and decision-making skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Travel up to 20%  


Compensation Range: $90,000 - $150,000

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, Imerys provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, 401K match savings plan, and holidays.

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.