Senior Engineer - Process: Hybrid Position

Posted 01 June 2022
Location Madison, United States of America
Job type Full Time
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing

Job Description

Senior Engineer - Process: Hybrid

Location: Beloit, WI or Madison, WI


The Senior Engineer - Process will be responsible for the production of innovative, appropriate, cost-effective designs, drawings, and specifications for process projects in the manufacturing sector, with an emphasis on the food and beverage industry. The individual will participate as a team member to deliver integrated processes/systems as specified and contracted.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Application of Knowledge of Process Systems:

    • Ensures execution of the process scope of services that meets customer’s project requirements and complies with all applicable codes, ordinances, standards, and regulations.

    • Develops all engineering calculations for process throughput, mass/energy balance, equipment sizing, relief devices, heat transfer, and fluid transfer.

    • Selects proper equipment for the unit operations that define the process.

  • Design:

    • Participates in project strategy meetings develops design concepts, and recommends system solutions.

    • Responsible for the development of Block Flow Diagrams (BFD), Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) for all assigned projects.

    • Develops or verifies utility matrixes, equipment lists, equipment specifications, and controls as well as instrumentation requirements for each assigned process project.

    • Works closely with designers for proper arrangement of equipment and piping to support the process and incorporate sound ergonomic principles.

    • Responsible to produce well-organized, finished construction drawings of good appearance, accuracy, and clarity, by the company or client CAD standards.

    • Responsible for producing discipline construction material specifications and scope of work documents for assigned projects.

  • Construction Support:

    • Participates as requested in construction inspection to monitor compliance with design intent, construction drawings, and specifications. Inspections may occur at the client’s site or a vendor for specialty equipment.

    • Prepares inspection reports.

    • Performs equipment submittal reviews and responds to the contractor and/or vendor Requests for Information (RFIs).

    • Perform bid analysis for vendor services or equipment quotes.

    • Provides timely solutions to field problems and prepares field orders, addenda, and record drawings.

    • Effectively manages project startup, commissioning, verification, and closeout tasks.

  • Project Management:

    • Coordinates work with other disciplines.

    • Performs interdisciplinary coordination checks to minimize deficiencies, errors, and omissions in drawings and specifications.

    • Assists the project team with the identification of process partners (equipment & automation) and pre-qualifies them for appropriate services.

    • Monitors client requests against the proposal and known scope of work.

    • Develops engineering change notices under the direction of the Project Manager.

    • Assigns and monitors the tasks of junior engineers and designers.

  • Planning, Scheduling, and Profitability:

    • Creates a discipline work plan for assigned projects. Monitors workload status, advising supervisor of difficulties in accomplishing schedules.

    • Plans production and prepares man-hour estimates for project effort for all work in process discipline.

    • Develops process-related budgets under the direction of the Project Manager.

    • Produces pricing and proposal presentation documents and outlines specifications.

    • Assists in coordinating information with and monitoring efforts/costs of discipline-related outside consultants.

    • Assists the project team in RFP responses, developing proposals including the preparation of conceptual estimates, schedules, and other proposal documents.

    • May participate in client presentations.

  • Professional Development:

    • Participates in professional community organizations and trade organizations within the discipline.

    • Prepares and presents technical subjects through Lunch & Learns to enhance Process team knowledge and understanding.

  • Leadership:

    • Adheres to established company standards and policies.

    • Directs technical efforts of disciplining subordinates assigned to the project.

    • Mentors junior engineers and designers in process design and project execution.


  • Typical minimum of 4- year engineering degree

  • Minimum of 10 years of process design and application engineering experience

Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications:

  • Ability to understand and execute the company vision and values of Team, Excellence, Service, and Trust

  • Strong knowledge in food and/or beverage processing equipment/systems, specifically wine processing, with a working knowledge of controls and instruments commonly used.

  • Practical experience in some of the following: baking, thermal processing, commercial heat exchangers, fluid transfer (fittings, valves, pumps), evaporation, sterilization, CIP, SIP, and systems automation/integration in both consumer and bulk food processing.

  • Knowledge of vendor qualification, procurement, and administrative practices.

  • General knowledge of AE&C practices, coordination, and execution.

  • Negotiation and relationship development skills with clients.

  • Working knowledge of related regulatory, oversight, and advisory agencies: AIB, FDA, USDA, EPA, PMO, 3A, GMPs, SPS, SSOP, and HACCP.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.