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Posting date : 06/19/2024

Reference : USA08919

Principal Mechanical Engineer

  • United States , North Carolina , Remote
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Technical Production

Why do we need you ?

What’s the job?

This position is a remote/home based position that requires travel up to 60% as the role permits to any of our Roofing plants within the domestic U.S..

The incumbent will manage the development and safe implementation of equipment and installation (packages) within capital projects for the CertainTeed Roofing manufacturing plants including process design development, procurement, installation, and commissioning.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer reports to the Project Engineering Manager within the Project Management Office (PMO) and works for the Project Managers within the PMO in the assigned project, meeting or exceeding their expectations in terms of Scope, Cost, Schedule, and communication.

  • Lead the assigned capital packages related to design, capital requests, procurement (including, scope of works documents, contracts and change orders), budget, schedule, installation and commissioning.
  • Provide mentorship and training to Project Engineer’s regarding the design phase of the projects.
  • Support Project Managers on assigned projects led by Roofing TIP or led by the Roofing plant teams to deliver installations safely, on time and on budget.
  • In collaboration with the Technical Office, support the development of designs and processes to deliver the best performance and lowest cost giving due regard to safety, operations, maintenance, and legal compliance.
  • Provide business case and budget estimates to cost justify capital projects.
  • Lead continuous improvement of process plant design in collaboration with the Operational Excellence Team and the Technical Office.
  • Assist in the startup and commissioning of equipment and other mechanical systems onsite.
  • Ensure the efficient transfer of projects to the Operations team, including all documentation, training support, spare parts packages, preventive maintenance manuals, troubleshooting guides, etc.
  • Create required schedules while maintaining and communicating project status to meet company goals.
  • Follows the Project Execution Manual Check Lists (Stage gate process) applying the standard tools at each step of the project (risk register, change register, etc).
  • Maintain fluid communication and collaboration with other members of Roofing TIP: Project Management Office PMO, Technical Office, OPEX team, Loss Prevention Team, and other corporate teams such as Operations, Quality, R&D or Safety during project’s life cycle.


Is this job for you ?

What do you bring?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar Engineering field; Master’s Degree or PE preferred
  • 12+ years of experience in an industrial manufacturing environment; capital project engineering roles preferred
  • Travel requirements up to 60%
  • Considerable experience and advanced knowledge of piping systems design and its application in an industrial continuous process manufacturing environment along with an understanding of manufacturing methods, including flow, layout, and assembly
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of all types of engineering drawings
  • Considerable experience or advanced knowledge in sizing, specifying, purchasing, and installing various pumps, fans, compressors, burners and related pipe and ductwork
  • Considerable experience or advanced knowledge with material handling, packaging equipment, continuous web and pollution control systems
  • Preferred candidate may have operational site and project execution experience


  • Early Equipment Management (EEM)
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering knowledge with high level electrcial understanding
  • Advanced problem solving skills
  • Proficient AutoCad skills
  • Proficient MS Project skills

Soft Skills

  • Teamwork, mentoring, and leadership skills
  • Capable of working within a project management team and completing assigned work independently
  • Coaching skills
  • Customer focus – Internal customer
  • Change management skills
  • Stress and workload management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of emotional intelligence



A little more about us

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

Being a worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction, Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed designs, manufactures and distributes materials and services for the construction and industrial markets. Its integrated solutions for the renovation of public and private buildings, light construction and the decarbonization of construction and industry are developed through a continuous innovation process and provide sustainability and performance. The Group’s commitment is guided by its purpose, “Making the World a Better Home”.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental
  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career
  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace
  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle

To make sure nothing is forgotten


  • The Principal Engineer is recognized as a solid and reliable engineer supporting CertainTeed Roofing Operations.
  • On site presence required during key phases of projects.
  • The Principal Engineer provides excellent service to the Project Managers, meeting or exceeding their expectations owing their assigned packages during the whole life of the project.
  • The Principal Engineer can take the lead of a medium scope project, leading a team of engineers.
  • Actively provides feedback, advise and support to less senior engineers, encouraging and facilitating sharing knowledge within the team.
  • Excellent relationship with the Operational Excellence Team, Technical Office, and all the teams and functions involved in CertainTeed Roofing Operations.
  • Delivers consistent, professional, and highly competent support to the CertainTeed Roofing plants


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