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Engineer, Project Electrical


Indianapolis, IN, US, 46256

Job ID:  48784
Estimated Travel:  50%+
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Engineering

Job Description:

Ardagh Glass North America is looking for an experienced project engineer / project manager.  The successful candidate will take on assignments of increasing size and responsibility as their experience and performance dictates.  This role is responsible for successfully executing multiple capital projects within any of our 14 facilities inside the United States on an ongoing basis.  This will include developing project requests or ideas into formal project scopes, overseeing both preliminary and detailed design using both internal and external engineering resources, preparing capital funding requests, overseeing the bidding, awarding, and execution of engineering, equipment, and construction contracts, supervision of onsite contractor activities, and management of all startup and commissioning actives including training, documentation of as-built drawings, and project closure.  The successful candidate will bring some level of experience with managing multi-disciplinary capital projects where process, packaging, mechanical, electrical and controls disciplines are all critical to the success of the overall project.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Interact professionally with people on all levels of the organization both inside Ardagh and externally
  • Provide leadership, ownership, and expertise on all assigned projects
  • Ensure all projects are executed meeting all regulations, standards, best practices, within the organization and across like industries
  • Responsible for complete execution of capital projects including but not limited to:
    • Project Scope Development
    • Conceptual Designs (Value Engineering or other design optimizations)
    • Sign off and buy in from all stakeholders
    • Development and Submittal of Capital Requests
    • Project Budget Adherence
    • Project Schedule Adherence
    • Detailed Design and Engineering (Internal and/or External)
    • Procurement Oversight
    • Execution of construction activities
    • Safety of all project activities and interactions
    • Start-Up and Commissioning
    • Verification of Design Performance
    • Project Closure
  • Employee will be expected to contribute to teammates’ projects and provide on-site support when necessary and will receive like support as needed


Minimum Requirements:

  • Candidate to have an engineering degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical engineering with at least 8-years of experience executing capital projects in heavy industrial, chemical or food manufacturing environments. 
  • Candidates without engineering degrees will be considered with 15+ years of similar experience but must include 5+ years of project or construction management in heavy industrial, chemical or food manufacturing environments.
  • Ability/willingness to travel domestically to support both project needs and other business initiatives as necessary.  (25 – 40%)
  • Possess typical computer skills that include but are not limited to:
    • MS 360 applications (Word, Excel, Teams, Project)
    • AutoCAD
    • ERP systems like SAP, JDE or other
    • Industrial process controls (familiarity with operating systems, PLC’s, HMI’s, communications, etc.)
  • Able to read, redline and update mechanical, electrical, and equipment drawings



Skills, Experiences and Expertise that will set the right candidate apart include:

  • Conveying, inspection, and packaging of glassware in a high-speed process
  • High level of Electrical / Controls aptitude and experience
  • Process Controls Experience:
    • PLC
    • Motion controls
    • Robotics
  • Experience managing 3rd party engineering firms and resources
  • High Speed Packaging, palletizing, conveying
  • High level of mechanical aptitude and a deep understanding modern machine control
  • Background that includes Engineering, Operations and Maintenance activities/experience

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion.
Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

•    Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favorite beverages from?
•    Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
•    Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. 

Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact while remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.
We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. 

We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

Ardagh Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis