Project Engineer

Date: May 3, 2022

Location: Gaithersburg - Maryland, US, 20878

Company: Heraeus

Project Engineer
Location Gaithersburg - Maryland
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development, and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading, family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees brings forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare and renewable energy to e-mobility, high-tech, and telecommunications.


We have an exciting opportunity in Gaithersburg, MD for a Project Engineer. This position is responsible for serving the mechanical engineer/project manager for custom engineered UV systems to meet specific customer needs in a variety of applications. In addition, the role is responsible for managing the projects from quote, design, build, installation, to startup and commissioning with the help and support of team members.


Your role and responsibilities: 


  • Perform mechanical design of custom UV equipment.
  • Create CAD (SolidWorks) solid models and mechanical engineering design drawings for fabrication.
  • Participate in creating project schedules and track key dates and progress of each project passing through key stages.
  • Establish project inspection criteria, coordinating the review of project designs and ensuring proper implementation of project elements.
  • Support electrical engineering activities with UL508A panel builder.
  • Prepare calculations and quotes on the mechanical design of equipment.
  • Alert key stakeholders with additional help/resources as needed.
  • Responds to customer/sales concerns or requests throughout the project.
  • Manage engineering activities as required to maintain project schedules, such as electrical and mechanical design, PLC programming, and troubleshooting.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation throughout the project.


What is required for this role:


  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering or direct experience in project management and complex electromechanical systems design.
  • Minimum of 4 years design engineering experience.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (approximately 30-50 lbs).
  • Ability to install subsystems in process equipment and adjust equipment as needed.
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks required.
  • Exceptional planning, organization, and communication skills required.
  • Excellent customer service and relationship skills.
  • SAP and MS Office knowledge preferred.



Diversity is at the core of our Vision, Mission, and Values. Heraeus is committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. We can provide you with the opportunity - and Open Space - where your ideas and career can grow and advance. A career with Heraeus offers attractive compensation, top-notch benefits, and an ideal environment that supports your professional development.

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