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Project Engineer

Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Napa, CA

Job Description:

Pernod Ricard has established itself as number one in the premium segment and co-leader in the Wines & Spirits sector operating through over 80 affiliates and 70 countries worldwide. Pernod Ricard Winemakers is the premium wine division of Pernod Ricard and boasts one of the world’s most diverse portfolios of premium wines such as Jacob’s Creek in Australia, Brancott Estate in New Zealand, Campo Viejo from Spain, and Kenwood Vineyards & Mumm Napa in California.

At Pernod Ricard Winemakers we offer you a purpose, a place to explore your potential, to grow, think, dream and create. We embrace diversity, reward imagination and create change. We listen to the needs of our employees and create an environment that helps you thrive.

Position Summary:
Responsible for all aspects of project engineering from feasibility through start-up for winery facilities, equipment, and processes. Oversees the coordination of project management activities including administration, training, performance tracking, and maintaining winery engineering records, drawings and files. Ensures budgetary, regulatory, and internal guideline compliance for all winery projects. This position requires good organizational, computer, and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Project Planning
•  Annually, and in collaboration with the wider team, facilitate the formation of a 5 year capital development plan
•  As a service provider, actively engage with internal customers to understand their desired vision for a project
•  Effectively scope projects which include objectives, methodology, risk analysis, timelines, cost estimation and cash flow phasing
•  Create Request for Quote (RFQ) documentation for quote requests and tendering efforts
•  Lead tenders and negotiations to effectively control costs within projects
•  Actively seek to improve processes, throughput, the environmental footprint and staff morale on every project
•  Apply tools to assess risk and change management implications for every project, and integrate into project scopes as required
•  Continuously seek to find ways to improve the business
•  Ensure all projects are based on Lean Manufacturing Principles, PR Best Practices, and ergonomic optimization.
•  Collaborate with internal stakeholders to compile project charters and obtain approval for capital projects

Project Implementation
•  Effectively implement capital, maintenance and repair projects in form and on time, supported by qualitative feedback from key stakeholders
•  Proactively ensure contractors are effectively inducted and adhering to internal and external compliance requirements
•  Day-to-day project management at both PRW USA winery sites, including supervising and monitoring contractors and the work of any subcontractors in compliance with PRW USA’s Contractor Management Program
•  Purchase materials and assets in accordance with PRWUSA’s procurement policies and procedures
•  Effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders throughout during project implementation to ensure they are aware and informed of relevant progress
•  Regularly update project timelines, budgets and cashflow forecasts as required. Proactively inform the wider business when project variables are diverging from the plan and find ways to effectively rectify the problem
•  Ensure compliance of all PRW USA projects with local construction codes and regulations
•  Develop capital project documentation including new equipment forms, procedures, commissioning/decommissioning forms, contractor orientation forms
•  Ensure change resulting from capital development projects is effectively managed to optimize engagement from process owners and key stakeholders.

Post Project Implementation
•  Ensure relevant documentation (including drawings, procedures, files, financials, compliance documents, records) are updated and completed prior to project completion sign-off.
•  Complete any change management actions, seek feedback from key stakeholders and action any outstanding items prior to project completion sign-off
•  Ensure that project variables are Acceptance Tested and approved by the customers and process owners of each project

•  Other engineering related administrative duties and reporting as required
•  Participate in team based cross functional projects as required.

Skills / Qualifications / Experience:

•  Bachelor's degree in Engineering (BSME, BSChE, etc.)
•  Two years of project management experience
•  Experience in a manufacturing environment
•  Project planning, coordination with contractors, maintenance, and other departments
•  Knowledge of industrial equipment such as conveyors, pumps, filtration systems, cleaners, fillers, cappers, labelers, packers, material handling systems, etc.
•  Proven experience in managing vendors and contractors
•  Strong understanding of continuous improvement and risk management principles
•  Proven ability to creatively solve problems coupled with highly effective planning, organizing and analytical abilities
•  Strong communication and presentation skills
•  Ability to read, interpret, and apply information from files, drawings, catalogs, reports and manuals
•  Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint
•  Intermediate to advanced skills in AutoCAD and MS Project
•  Ability to work in a high paced environment, perform multiple tasks, and make decisions
•  Proven ability to collaborate with people and resources remotely/across a region

•  Experience in wine and spirits industry.
•  Experience with integrated management systems including ISO 9/14/22 & OHSAS 18.
•  Spanish as second language

Special Conditions:
•  Some out of hours work may be required;
•  Intra/Interstate travel as required;
•  Current driver’s license.
•  Work is performed in a typical field environment with moderate demands for movement and lifting.

•  Competitive Salary
•  401k

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, May 24th
Type of Work:
Full Time