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Capital Project Engineer - Mechanical HP


International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. In Russia, we have a 50/50 joint venture, Ilim Group, the country's largest integrated manufacturer of pulp and paper. Additional information can be found by visiting


Position Title:                                       Capital Project Engineer – Mechanical @ Georgetown Mill

Position Proficiency Type:              High Proficiency

Position Level:                                     14 (Range 14-15)

Business:                                              GCF

Location:                                                GEORGETOWN, SC

Job Group:                                  Professionals  

Area of Interest:                            Manufacturing

FLSA:                                                      Exempt

Relocation Paid:                                   Yes

Candidate Identified:                           No



The position level of the Capital Project Engineer will vary depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate, who is highly proficient in the required skillsets.



To manage the development and implementation of capital projects in support of facility and business unit objectives.


Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities will vary based on experience level and capability to manage projects and could include the following;

  • Ensure the safe execution of all capital activities through the life cycle of a project, from office to field.
  • Coordination of all phases of capital project from business justification to start-up including; business case development, evaluation and selection of technical alternatives, development of detailed cost estimates and execution plans, design engineering, construction management, commissioning and start up.
  • Independently manage multiple small projects or a single major project with the responsibility for managing budget, schedule, and technical performance.
  • Support the skills development of other team members and collaborate with peers, manager, and Capital Center of Excellence (COE) Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • Assure engagement and alignment from required project constituents and team members for all projects, including outside resources such as engineering partners and contractors.
  • Overall management of the procurement process including bid analysis (commercial and technical). Work with global sourcing and purchasing to coordinate negotiation and awarding of work associated with the procurement of equipment and services, expediting, factory acceptance activities and resolving contract issues.
  • Manage engineering efforts by contracted engineering resources, including determining the appropriate engineering deliverables (design and documentation) for assigned projects and management of engineering contractor processes, procedures and workflow.

Key Challenges:

  • Assuring quality and cost effective deliverables from equipment and material suppliers, engineering and construction contractors.
  • Anticipating and managing through changes in the marketplace which may impact the cost, quality, schedule and project performance
  • Support major maintenance and repair projects throughout the mill as needed.



This position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of mechanically-focused facility level projects, or subsets of projects, across the mill; minimum workload ~$5MM per year and/or ~10 active projects per year; maximum workload ~$15MM per year and/or ~20 active projects per year.


Knowledge and Experience:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree
  • 5+ years of project management experience preferred
  • Self-directed and driven, requiring minimal supervision; skilled at: learning-on-the-fly, action-oriented, good time management, interpersonal savvy
  • Advanced knowledge of and high proficiency in the following areas:
    • Safety, pulp & paper manufacturing processes, industrial regulatory requirements, reliability
    • Capital project development and execution processes, project cost controls, startup/ramp up planning, engineering management, estimating skills, contracting strategies, construction management, outage planning and execution
  • Basic to advanced knowledge of and proficiency in the following areas:
    • Portfolio management, strategic planning,
  • Advanced leadership skills:
    • Negotiating, team development, influencing, command skills, managerial courage, planning and organizing, managing upward, results oriented, conflict resolution, etc.


Organizational Relationship:

This position will report to the Technical Leader (Facility Capital Manager) within the local facility.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Georgetown  SC  29440



Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Jun 18, 2022

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