Project engineer (Tx – USA)

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Project engineer (Tx – USA)
Houston (Baytown), TX (USA)

J-Tec Material Handling is part of the Katoen Natie group of companies. Katoen Natie is a global logistics and applied engineering provider. To optimally serve its customers, the organization is decentralized in business units. Each business unit acts independently and offers its clients tailor made solutions.

J-Tec Material Handling is the process engineering business unit of the group, offering material handling and process engineering solutions to the industry market leaders, in the chemical and food industries all over the world. We design and build turnkey process installations for our customers. Our company always strives to make a difference in terms of creativity, flexibility and performance. We execute both green- and brownfield projects of different sizes with an average implementation time of one to two years.

We are a fast growing company with an international team of more than 270 employees (and counting).  We have offices in Belgium, Spain, Thailand and the US.

As a Project engineer, you are a key member of the project’s core team. You are responsible for several technical aspects of the project and support the team in the engineering and organization of the project until delivery.

You will report to the project manager and together manage technical projects for industrial market leaders in the food and chemical industry. We execute projects up to 40MIO euro, with an average implementation time of one to two years.

Your responsibilities will be varied and there is an opportunity to continue develop new skills on the job. You will prepare and request quotations for several types of equipment, prepare and follow up orders, prepare data sheets, organize different types of transport, manage P&ID, assist with as-built documentation, visit suppliers to carry out factory acceptance tests, visit customers for project meetings, follow up onsite the different stages of the project,…

Within the organization you communicate directly with the multidisciplinary team involved in the project: mechanical design, electrical design, automation and construction.

  • You own a higher technical degree (Bachelor / Master).
  • Relevant experience is an asset. We do welcome unexperienced candidates as we offer internal, technical training provided by our competence center.
  • You have broad technical interests, both practical and theoretical, with general interest in process engineering.
  • You have good communication skills and you are fluent in English.
  • You know how to keep an overview and focus on the progress of the planning, you possess good organizational skills and you can work independently and are a teamplayer at the same time.
  • You are willing to travel on short trips for projects and a 2 month training session in Belgium.
3 years
  • You will be part of a team of experienced and highly motivated colleagues and have a challenging function in a professional and progressive environment, where personal development is important.
  • Internal and external training to specialise in our business and support the growth of your skills and competences.
  • A varied position in a growing, international company, with a flat hierarchy and short communication lines.
  • A team of highly motivated colleagues.
  • An attractive salary package, PTO and benefits.
Magaly Wauters
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