Director of Engineering

Website Montauk Renewables

Position Title:  Director of Engineering

Location:  Pittsburgh Pa

Position Summary:

The Director of Engineering is responsible for all aspects of engineering support, project management, and construction management for Montauk Renewable’s existing operations (14 facilities), new developments, and acquisitions.  The Director will directly manage the engineering team consisting of multiple disciplines (process, chemical, electrical, mechanical, construction management, and controls/programming) including management responsibility of the Engineering Work Order System.   The Director of Engineering is also responsible for the development of internal engineering standards, specifications, and processes, and will oversee the library of record documentation for each facility.    The Director will be responsible for managing internal and third-party engineering services associated with new construction, facility modifications, and upgrades, including both construction and project management.

The Director of Engineering will report directly to the CEO of the Company with a dotted line reporting obligation to the Executive Team.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Directly manage/supervise the engineering team (currently 8 persons)
  • Responsible for the Engineering Department Budget
  • Ensure health and safety and environmental concerns are address
  • Responsible for allocating internal and external Engineering resources as appropriate, with an essential focus on operational support
  • Responsible for the management of the Engineering Work Order System
  • Will report to the Executive Team on a regular basis
  • Responsible for developing project related budgets and schedules
  •  Manage and oversee all 3rd party contracts associated with engineering
  • Develop Engineering standard specifications and processes (i.e. MOC) for the Company

Experience/Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s in chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Profession Engineering Licenses is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years in engineering management experience
  • Minimum of 5 years in supervising engineering staff (multiple disciplines)
  •  Minimum of 5 years engineering experience in gas processing environment
  • Minimum 5 years process design or operations and maintenance experience
  • Previous new facility design experience preferred
  • Experience with gas dehydration, decontamination, and separation processing and distribution, batch and unit operations, and / or corrosive/toxic chemicals a plus
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of process equipment including pumps, coolers, process piping, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, compressors, modulated valves, rotating equipment, combustion devices, fluid flow, instrumentation, process controls and like components found in major process-oriented plants
  • Competency in Microsoft Excel and Visio
  • Able to read technical drawings
  • Ability to travel (US based) – estimate 25-50% on average with occasions of 75% for limited periods of time
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong computer skills, including process simulation tools
  • Working knowledge of thermodynamics of gas compression systems
  • Familiarization with automated valves and their operation
  • Understanding of related systems, i.e. instrument air, power distribution, condensate handling
  • Knowledge of process/control systems interface
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and design

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, able to demonstrate operating procedures to staff, ability to walk over uneven terrain
  • Work environment includes extreme temperatures, wind, wet and/or humid and noise.  May be exposed to chemical, fire, burn and explosion hazards and fumes, odors, mists, dusts and gases.

Reports to: CEO –   dotted line reporting to the Executive Team
Montauk Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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