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Project Development Engineer

Wilmington, DE
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The candidate will be qualified in the delivery and operation of large-scale industrial projects, covering all stages from design to operation. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the worlds of commodities trading, e-waste recycling and the fields of metals recovery and pyro-metallurgy. Experience from primary or secondary metal production industry is strongly preferred.



§ Help establish multi-disciplinary work plan for each phase of project and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project


§ Direct and coordinate activities of projects to ensure the goals or objectives of these projects are accomplished within

prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

§ Provide coordination and liaison with project management and project engineering personnel throughout the project.

§ Monitor the progress of projects and tasks through project management reviews.

§ Carry out on-site assessments to evaluate progress, risk and opportunity.

§ Develop conceptual cost and planning estimates from preliminary strategic documents, price alternatives and options.

§ Reconcile the internal estimates with those prepared by third parties.

§ Work with managing principals, finance, and accounting divisions to forecast volume of work and identify deviations from plan.

§ Maintain effective communication with client management, company management and all stakeholders.


§ Become point of contact for high-level engineering support on matters relating to the industrial activities including pyro-

metallurgy, material handling (e.g. shredding, sorting, lab testing…) and related logistical needs.

§ Identify opportunities to improve existing procedures and workflow processes.

§ Collect and analyze industrial data to generate KPI reports and develop improvement strategy.

§ Provide support for the preparation and negotiation of environmental permit applications.

§ Interface with regulatory agencies and provide tailored support as required.


§ Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Master’s degree in related field a plus.

§ Preferred - 3-years previous experience in project delivery and/or engineering management of medium to large-size projects.

§ Preferred - At least 3 years previous experience in primary or secondary metal production

§ Excellent interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management.

§ Capacity to manage conflict-resolution and strong decision-making abilities.

§ Ability to work with cross discipline teams across multiple geographic locations.

§ Preferred – In-depth knowledge of US metals industry or US scrap market

§ Fully authorized to work in the USA

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.



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