Project Engineer


South Bay, FL, US

Req ID:  37580
Date:  Nov 19, 2023

Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America’s first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from farm to table.  We are America’s first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels.  Florida Crystals also sustainably farms rice, sweet corn and other vegetables in rotation with our sugarcane.  Our rice mill is the only rice mill in Florida. 



The Project Engineer under general direction or working independently oversees and is responsible for all engineering projects including but not limited to the planning, organizing, and directing of project activity to assure that plant reliability, safety, and environmental requirements are met.  The Project Engineer must be able to exercise considerable independent judgment to adapt and apply operational guidelines to specific situations as needed.



  • Coordinates daily with other plant management regarding day to day projects progress, and plant access or impact to the operation
  • Conducts engineering analysis and develops recommendations to maintain and improve plant efficiency, reliability, safety and environmental compliance and cost performance
  • Provides analytical and financial analysis for Capital Projects and required system upgrades
  • Works jointly with operations and maintenance to continuously identify, develop plant improvements
  • Drives continuous business improvement through detailed evaluation of plant performance, operating practices and maintenance procedures
  • Performs root cause and cost benefit analysis on performance deficiencies
  • Develops equipment and services bid specifications, and evaluates purchase recommendations
  • Provides technical support and direction to contractors
  • Is the lead person for the identification of and negotiation with contracted support
  • Coordinates contractual activities by scheduling contractor’s work assignments, setting priorities, and directing contractual work schedules in order to meet project schedules.
  • Must be able to prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports, maintain records and compose correspondence as required
  • Works with plant personnel in reviewing procedures and investigating operating incidents and abnormalities in order to make recommendations for future equipment purchases and process  improvements
  • Examine objects, systems or facilities, and analyze information to determine needed installations, services or repairs
  • Identifies and develops or arranges for worker training in safety, repair and maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use for new equipment and operational procedures
  • Must be able to provide budget recommendations for both maintenance and operations.
  • Must be able to develop and implement engineering goals, objectives & operational improvements that are consistent with Company’s objectives.



  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a power plant, or process facility preferably as a project engineer.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s of Science or Masters of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 



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  • Have demonstrated knowledge of the equipment, methods and materials used in the repair and maintenance of a power plant, or industrial process facilities
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of theory and relationships between components in power generation, or industrial process
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of various types of boilers and associated auxiliary systems in a power plant, and sugar industrial process
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and analyzing information from instruments, charts, and schematic drawings as applicable
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with co-workers and outside agencies
  • Skill in developing, implementing and overseeing through completion both long and short-term project plans
  • Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgment
  • Skill in preparing clear and concise written reports
  • Demonstrated client relationship skills at all levels, leadership ability, technical excellence and management skills, as well as strong project planning and budgeting skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner with plant employees at all working and management levels.
  • Ability to recognize operational inconsistencies and hazards in the work place and display proper judgment in dealing with them appropriately.
  • Experience with SAP software and Auto Cad preferred
  • Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites
  • Ability to receive, comprehend and utilize OSHA required training.
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs and stationary vertical ladders as part of normal work activity and emergency egress situations.
  • Ability to work in contrasting plant environments
  • Ability to move about all areas of the plant, including catwalks, deck grating, wet and muddy areas, and uneven surfaces.



  • FCC Technical Group – Any Site


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami