Project Engineer II



Software Engineering
Carlsbad, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

Title / Function

Project Engineer II (PE II)


Manager, Project Engineering (Manager/PE) or Regional Director, Project Execution

1. Mission

Consistently coordinate the assigned engineering activities to complete the project’s design in compliance with the project schedule and with the budget; observing the correctness and the completeness of the provided information.

2. Goals

The PE’s goals can be summarized as follow:

- Understand the scope of the work, the contract requirements and the limit of supply;

- Coordinate all the Engineering activities to complete the design of the project;

- Meet / improve the project schedule;

- Meet / improve the project budget intended for all engineering activities;

- Meet / improve the quality standards;

- Identify and submit possible “cost-effective” improvements in the design;

- Quickness and flexibility in responses to urgent questions from PMs and from the sales department;

- Engineering team leader at project level for both internal and/or external resources.

- Become a technical “expert” in one or more areas of Anaergia’s technical offering.

3. Tasks, Authority and Liability

PE tasks:

All tasks below for project engineer II are accomplished with the direct supervision of a project engineer III or other technical lead on the project as defined. A Project Engineer II is expected to perform the tasks below with little guidance required and may function as a technical lead on a project under limited supervision from a PE III.

- Arrange the general document list agreeing with the PM and in compliance with the contract and the external/internal resources availability;

- Plan the engineering activities for all assigned projects and monitor the activities progress in compliance with the schedule defined on the general document list;

- Agree with the PM to define the budget assigned for the Project Engineering activities throughout the entire life of the project;

- Regularly update the PM on the status of the design, and the remaining budget to identify possible risks in advance and plan solutions accordingly;

- Provide to PMs the technical specifications and tender documents for the acquisition of the materials expected for each project in accordance with the terms of supply and properly calculated according to the design data.

- Provide technical support to clients as needed under the guidance of the PM;

- Provide technical review of all third-party design consultants;

- Provide technical review of equipment proposals and submittals;

- Check all the licensing documents and incorporate permit conditions;

- Coordinates regular design review meetings with the project team;

- Create risk assessment for each project to identify risks and their mitigation. Make sure to comply with the local standards required for each specific project;

- Organize regular meetings (weekly) to share and update the progress for the engineering activities for all jobs; and point out any problems emerged during the engineering development;

- Support of the site manager and subcontractors/vendors regarding specific technical questions on the project design;

- Organize regular meetings (bi-weekly) with the appropriate person responsible for each topic in order to submit improvements of technical aspects and building solutions. Involve the Project Engineering Leader (PEL) when necessary;

- Update the Project Engineering Leader (PEL) about the status of the project, status of the budget and for any identified issue, which require actions from upper-level management;

PE is authorized to:

- Have T&L costs in compliance with the function’s budget set by the PM.

4. Safety and Quality related responsibilities

The PE is responsible for the rigorous application of the company rules and standards about engineering activities, for the accuracy of the information provided and for compliance with the contract requirements and specifications of each project.

Compliance to safety is a priority one for Anaergia.

During the entire design activity, the Project Engineer shall assess all aspects related to health risks and safety through all phases of the project (design, construction, operation, maintenance, and dismantling) and take actions to eliminate, mitigate and advise all involved figures about the remaining risk.

  1. Competencies / Qualifications


Holds a technical diploma or graduation in Civil Engineering / Mechanical engineering/ Chemical Engineering or equivalent


2 to 15 years as Project Engineer in the Industrial Plant business.

Technical/ Special competences

The PE has the following technical skillsets:

- Understanding of contract specification and identification of supply limits for the design activity of complex mechanical plants;

- Basis of Mechanical/Hydraulic design, Electrical Design, and Control systems;

- Knowledge about national and international regulations for the design of waste treatment, renewable energies, and biogas plants;

- Experience managing relationships with all parties involved in the project design;

- Mother language for a specific country of employment;

- Fluent in English.

Cross-functional competencies

To execute the job with the “right sense of priority” the PE shall understand how their activity affects other functions as well as other functions that can influence either positively or negatively, the achievement of the PE goals. Competencies include:

- Basic knowledge of “project management” and how the adopted solutions affect the project budget and schedule;

- Good understanding of sales strategies, how they influence the engineering process, and how the engineering process may affect sales;

- Familiarity with purchasing, identifying and promote purchasing strategies for products, contracting, and services, mainly based on:

o High volume/value (synergies/ standardized products)

o Critical items (e.g. limited number of suppliers, Long Lead Items, etc..).

- Biogas specific competencies;

- Waste Treatment specific competencies;

- Waste Water Treatment Plant specific competences

6. Hierarchy

- The Project Engineer reports to the Manager, Project Engineering (Manager/PE) or Regional Director, Project Execution regarding the company’s organization chart but he reports operationally to the Project Managers (PM) regarding the project’s organization chart. The PM is the highest authority at the “project level” for project schedule, costs controlling, and relationship with the customer and responsible for all involved functions.

In other words, on specific projects, the PE responds to the PM for:

- Delivering consistently assigned tasks (in quality & quantity);

- Meeting budget:

- Meeting time frame.