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PL Range: 13-15


The Prattville Mill is currently seeking an Electrical Capital Project Engineer. The Prattville Mill is a complex, fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility with two machines. The mill includes multiple process lines of wood handling, pulping, power and recovery, and effluent treatment. The position works within the Engineering and Process Control group and reports to the Engineering and Process Control Manager.




To manage the development and implementation of capital projects with scopes of work that are primarily electrical related in support of facility and business unit objectives. This position will be responsible for managing a portfolio of facility level projects; project assignments will total $7MM to $15MM on an annual basis and from $10M to $10MM per project.


Key Accountabilities


  • 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.


  • Ability to interface with both onsite and Corporate Engineering, Purchasing and Technical Resources for project development. Successful candidates for this role will also be able to interface with onsite operating and maintenance resources at all levels of the organization for project development.
  • Independently manage many small projects or a single major project with the responsibility for managing budget, schedule, and technical performance.


  • Ensure that assigned capital projects are implemented in accordance with all Local, State, Federal, OSHA and International Paper Environmental, Health and Safety policies and laws by working with Mill EHS and Safety Managers to verify compliance.  


  • Learn to develop maintenance, regulatory, cost reduction and performance improvement projects for an integrated paper mill, fundamental Engineering skills, precision maintenance practices, analytical troubleshooting skills and recognized best practices.


  • Support the skills development of less experienced team members.


  • 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), negotiation and awarding of work associated with the procurement of equipment and services, expediting, factory acceptance activities,  developing detailed capital project scopes for contractor bids, managing contractors for capital job execution, and resolving contract issues.
  • Managing major projects that are engineered 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.


Knowledge and Experience


Education Requirements: Degree in Electrical Engineering, background in Capital or Maintenance Engineering, 5-10 years of experience in related fields.  


Intermediate to advanced knowledge of and proficiency in the following areas: Capital project development and execution processes, safety, manufacturing processes, industrial regulatory requirements, reliability, project cost controls, portfolio management, strategic planning, checking out startup/ramp up plans, commissioning and engineering management, estimating skills, contracting strategies, construction management and outage planning and execution.


Basic to advanced leadership skills in the following areas: negotiating, team development, influencing, command skills, managerial courage, planning and organizing, managing upward, results oriented, conflict resolution, etc.


Technical knowledge of Microsoft Software and working knowledge of SAP, Unifier, and AutoCAD are not required but preferred. 

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.  International Paper complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact or (877) 973-3919.
Prattville  AL  36067



Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Mar 26, 2023

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