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Principal Project Engineer

Newport News, VA

March 10, 2023

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge – one where you can really make a difference? Are you passionate about technology and keen to share your expertise internationally? Step forward and discover Swisslog!

Working as part of our #ProjectEngineering team with a great team spirit, you will use the power of technology to shape the future of intralogistics for forward-thinking customers. We’re offering a talented individual the opportunity to join our incredible team and get the most out of their potential – could it be you?

Short Facts

  • Newport News, VA
    Newport News, VA, USA
  • Consulting
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position

Make an impact

  • The Principal Project Engineer will perform the role of a Mechanical Project Engineer as required.
  • To function as a key player within a project team to deliver the system, fully tested and documented to site to the required specifications and project timing.
  • Design and specify solutions to enable a proper technical execution.
  • Control and coordinate the Design interfaces of the different subsystem components
  • Carry out Hazard analysis.
  • Participate in subcontractor audits and support the purchasing process.
  • Create Request for Quotes (RFQs) for all equipment and services for the project including Technical Specifications, Drawings, etc.
  • Technically Review Supplier Offers, develop the technical review, and hold review meetings with the Project Team to finalize path toward Contract Award.
  • Technically manage Supplier throughout the project cycle.
  • Plan on-site assembly and commissioning.
  • Conduct in-house and factory acceptance tests.
  • Focal point for on-site technical & commissioning issues.
  • Perform Quality checks for on-site installations.
  • Coordinate, conduct and document tests for subsystems and integrated systems.
  • Create and maintain good relations with customers and suppliers.
  • Company representation at both internal and external meetings.
  • May be required to provide on the job training for internal and external resources.

Bring to the team

Your Profile

The Principal Project Engineer has at least 10+ years Material Handling Experience and has served as a Lead Engineer on at least 15-20 smaller projects and 6-10 large projects. The Principal Project Engineer can take on multiple projects at one time and delegate tasks to Junior Engineers. 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or System Engineering
  • Computer literate in all MS Office products and AutoCAD
  • Basic understanding of Industrial Automation and Control Systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Application knowledge of Automated Material Handling Equipment (AS/RS, AGVs, Pallet Conveyors)
  • MS Project, Solid Works (or other 3D-modelling software)
  • Experience with racking applications, sprinklers and building interfaces.
  • Experience in applicable codes and regulations NEC, OSHA, ASME

  • *Ability to travel as required and spend extended periods on site

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.

Diversity & Inclusion
Great Team Spirit
Modern Work Environment

About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!

We offer

Swisslog offers challenging work in a globally networked environment as well as competitive base salary, comprehensive benefits including health/dental and 401k! United efforts of our employees represent the basis for developing and delivering the best solutions for our customers.

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