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Senior Project Engineer (DOD Project)

Ogden, UT 99354

Job Function: Engineering - Mechanical Job Number: 400088

Job Description

Johnson Service Group (JSG) is recruiting for a, Senior Project Engineer, for a 12-month contract assignment supporting the U.S. Air Force facility near Ogden, UT.  This onsite role offers a W2 hourly base rate with time and a half for overtime, per diem, and mobilization / demobilization. 

U.S. Citizenship is required.
Target W2 pay rate: $95.00/hour.

Position Summary:
Bechtel National is contracted to Northrop Grumman to provide launch system design, construction, and integration for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system.  This is U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s ground element of the nuclear deterrent.  The Project Engineer will be responsible for the design development of project facilities to meet the design requirements for all systems, structures, and components, through customer and end user review and approval. Full time presence on project is required.

  • Directs and coordinates engineering activities for the project or assigned portion including supervision of engineers of all disciplines assigned to the project.
  • Establishes the detailed project execution plan and the development of the overall project engineering budget and schedule.
  • Inputs to and owns the engineering elements of a project capital estimate (proposals and execution) quantities and budgets.
  • Performs and manages the work in accordance with relevant Engineering Department Procedure Instructions (EDP’s) issued on the project, design guides, and Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAP’s).
  • Develops design and procurement schedules for approval and establishes engineering budget and schedule for portions of a project or task.
  • Prepares, approves, or recommends approval of project procedures for engineering, as required.
  • Coordinates engineering effort with Project Manager, Procurement, Operations, Startup, Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H), Client Regulators and Project Controls when assigned.
  • Collaborates annual performance reviews with Engineering Management in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Makes recommendation to Engineering Management of key personnel for project assignment.
  • Reviews and approves design documents, change orders, material requisitions and specifications for construction or procurement use.
  • Supervises the preparation of, reviews and endorses bid analyses and recommendations for procurement of equipment material and services within the Engineering scope of responsibility.
  • Coordinates activities among the design groups on the project.
  • Initiates requests for specialized professional services as well as coordinate with other functions (procurement, construction, startup, project controls, and estimating etc.) to ensure alignment of data and deliverables.
  • Initiates Bechtel/Client correspondence related to the engineering portion of the contract.
  • Reviews project engineering progress against approved schedules, evaluates changes and takes corrective action when required.
  • Manages the flow of information required from third parties to assure the timely progress of the engineering work.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of project studies, reports, forecasts, special engineering reports and plant data book.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to client, project, and functional management.
  • Ensures that Technical Risk Assessments are comprehensive and complete, safety practices and procedures are implemented, and engineering design documentation comply with project Quality Assurance plan and procedures.
  • As directed, manages the complex organizational interactions that evolve from the participation of several Bechtel entities on the project or from client-established relationships with other contractors.
  • Acts as a member of the project senior management team to solve problems and direct resources to ensure project priorities are addressed.
  • Perform constructability reviews with Construction and have recommendations incorporated.
  • Generate Smart Staff updates, requisition postings, and coordination of staffing with HR/Functional.
  • Coordinates and updates engineering project risks, opportunities, and treatment plans as well as customer interfaces for package comments and administrative coordination of releases with prime contracts.
  • Supports control account manager reporting, metrics, scheduling, and baselining activities for EVMS compliance, and engineering status and performance reports to Bechtel Management and customer personnel.
  • Engages with the customer to ensure alignment of delivery and design and enhances communication opportunities.
  • Develop design configuration packages for configuration control and change management and coordinate division of responsibility between Bechtel and customer functions and technical teams.
  • Lead engineering planning, estimating, and scheduling activities and supporting document development including VAR development and support, change control implementation, and Job Hour Distribution tracking against actuals.
  • Leads task teams developing material requisitions, service requisitions and monitors change control against project SCAS and lead multiple small engineering task group(s), as required.

Education / Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline with at least 10 years of relevant design experience and 3 years leading an engineering team.
  • Relevant experience includes leading multi-discipline teams in project and staff design engineering or architectural design including startup, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants or engineering/construction firms.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) Registration.
  • Able to obtain DOD Top Secret Clearance.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience as a Cost Account Manager (CAM) at a large DOE or DOD project.
  • Technical knowledge of related engineering systems, engineering calculations, applications of engineering and construction methods and materials, and engineering application of computers.
  • Proficient knowledge of project engineering processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of related operation practices and the economics involved and current knowledge of new methods of design and construction.
  • Proficient knowledge on planning, application, and coordination of 2-D and/or 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) design processes.
  • Knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards and design criteria.
  • Experience working with government agencies, preferably Department of Defense (DoD).
  • Experience with or knowledge of non-engineering functions such as project controls, construction, startup, or estimating.
  • Experience with or knowledge of interfacing with other engineering disciplines to deliver standard engineering deliverables and understanding the key handoffs for the products delivered.
  • Experience with or knowledge of procurement of components from vendors on a government project and interfacing with both vendors and procurements to successfully deliver.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a diverse group of customers.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Prior engineering experience on a DOD or DOE Project.
  • Familiar with government System Engineering and Configuration Management Programs.
  • Experience with engineering planning and tracking tools including SmartStaff, Unifier, and advanced excel skills.
  • Experience developing equipment configuration packages for procurement and maintenance.
  • Experience in the design of complex industrial facilities.
  • Experience developing equipment configuration packages for procurement and maintenance.
  • Experience with Primavera P6 schedule and reviewing schedule and providing status to Project Controls.
  • Experience developing equipment configuration packages for procurement and maintenance.
  • Experience with non-engineering functions such as project controls, construction, startup, or estimating.
  • Experience with procurement of components from vendors on a government project and interfacing with both vendors and procurements to successfully deliver.
  • Advanced excel user and proficiency in Microsoft applications Power-BI, Access, and SharePoint.

Johnson Service Group, Inc. (JSG) is a North American leader in the staffing and consulting services industry, with over 35 years of experience investing in people and companies.
 **Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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