Synthica Energy, LLC Project Engineer Blue Ash, OH · Full time

Seeking an experienced Project Engineer to support our growth. Must be open to travel but can live in any of the following markets: Cincinnati OH, San Antonio TX, or Portsmouth NH.

Description

SUMMARY:

The highly skilled Project Engineer will lead the detailed design and engineering, permitting, construction, and commissioning phases of our pipeline of anaerobic digestion / organics to energy facilities. Completes projects within budget and scheduling requirements. Our facilitates process a variety of organic waste streams to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) and other value-added co-products, contributing to our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

 

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·      Project Management:

o  Develop, manage, and own project plans, schedules, and budgets for the entire project life cycle.

o  Coordinate with cross-functional teams, including design engineering, equipment manufacturers, technical specialists, regulatory experts, contractors, and internal stakeholders.

o  Provide regular project status updates for both internal and external stakeholders.

·      Design and Engineering:

o  Lead the detailed design and engineering process of the anaerobic digestion facilities, ensuring compliance with industry and company standards and regulatory requirements.

o  Collaborate with third-party engineers and technical experts to optimize the facility's design for efficiency, operability, and maintainability.

·      Permitting and Compliance:

o  Navigate and obtain necessary permits and approvals from relevant regulatory bodies to ensure the timely delivery of projects.

o  Maintain expertise in industry policies and procedures to ensure data accuracy, security, and regulatory compliance including but not limited to environmental permits and regulations to ensure the project's compliance throughout all phases.

·      Construction Oversight and Coordination:

o  Assist the Construction Manager with future and ongoing construction activities, ensuring that the project adheres to project drawings, specifications, safety standards and quality control measures.

o  Collaborate with contractors to resolve any construction-related issues promptly.

·      Commissioning and Start-Up Support:

o  Oversee and coordinate the commissioning process to ensure the smooth and efficient start-up of anaerobic digestion facilities.

o  Collaborate with operations teams to transition projects from construction to full-scale commercial operations.

o  Work with permanent facility management team to coordinate staff onboarding and feedstock deliveries to support project commissioning schedule.

·      Quality Control and Risk Management:

o  Implement quality control measures to ensure the facility meets performance specifications.

o  Identify and mitigate project risks, providing innovative solutions to challenges as they arise.

o  Prepare and maintain project risk registers to identify, track and mitigate project risks to minimize adverse impacts to projects

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

·      Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Environmental Science, or related field. Master’s degree and/or Professional Engineering license is a plus.

·      Minimum of 7 years’ experience in the engineering, permitting, and construction oversight of renewable energy projects, preferably anaerobic digestion, wastewater, or waste-to-energy projects

·      Familiarity with environmental regulations and permitting processes.

·      Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage budgets, timelines, and cross-functional teams.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders. 

 

The successful candidate will travel to the company headquarters in Cincinnati and its project sites as needed, with extended periods of travel expected during the start-up and commissioning phases of the projects. Preference will be given to candidates that are located near one of our office locations in Cincinnati, OH, Portsmouth, NH or near one of our Project Sites.