Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Senior Project Engineer, DCS

Business line: Automation
Country: USA
Location: Duluth, GA
Job description: The Senior Project Engineer acts as both a Lead Engineer and highly specialized engineer for the delivery of Valmet DNA based systems, depending on the situation.

The Lead Engineer has technical responsibility for the delivery of Valmet DCS and QCS systems. The main tasks are to ensure that delivery will be on schedule, technically as defined in the contract, and delivered in a cost efficient way according to targets/key performance indicators given by Project Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Participates in the planning of the project with the project manager with respect to the goals of the project, overall scheduling, risk analysis/contingency plan, and installation checklists.
2. Organizes the Definition phase of the project (Internal/external kick-off meetings, responsibilities, system definition, customer communication, freezing dates)
3. Takes the lead role in system initialization and configuration by internal and external resources
4. Organizes and runs the internal testing and customer Factory Acceptance Testing
5. Takes lead role in managing site work:
• Responsible for site safety
• Coordinates work schedules for on-site personnel
• Handles customer communication including safety, progress reports , and site schedules
• Handles change requests together with the project manager
• Manages the punch list for timely completion
• Manages completion of application/performance report(s) including value/ROI delivered
6. Participates in Lessons Learned review with the project team
7. Provides feedback of customer’s comments for customer satisfaction assessment
8. Participates in transfer to service
As a specialized engineer, one performs high level engineering for Valmet DNA DCS and QCS systems.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Perform senior level engineering for Valmet DNA projects
2. Specialty engineering, for example MCS, data link, process definition, system conversions or migrations, etc.
3. Prepare and perform I/O checkout
4. Advanced troubleshooting during the testing and commissioning phases of the project, and feedback of relevant corrective actions to the product home
5. Provide training for customer operations and maintenance personnel
6. Finalize system documentation and prepare commissioning reports, including value/ROI delivered
7. Mentoring of other resources

Working Conditions:

Works primarily in an office or in a paper mill environment.
Requirements: Education: B.S degree in Chemical, Electrical (EET or ET), Mechanical, or Pulp &Paper Engineering Technology

Experience: Minimum 5 years experience in the pulp and paper industry with two years experience in process controls engineering using Valmet DNA or other DCS system.

Travel: 50% travel is typical during peak periods, primarily in North America but international travel may also be required

Other: Must maintain a valid driver’s license

The roles require the abilities to handle multiple projects, collaborate with others as well as working independently, and make decisions in stressful situations. Must be able to form professional relationships with customers, and possess good written and verbal communications skills. A self managed style and the ability to routinely prioritize and organize work are required.
We offer: As a global employer, Valmet offers the opportunities to work with colleagues in North America and abroad. You'll be able to contribute your skills and knowledge, but will also have opportunities to expand your abilities through professional development. In addition to competitive wages, Valmet offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage as well as a company funded pension plan, 401k with company match, paid vacation and company holidays, short- and long-term disability, company paid life insurance, and Business Travel Accident Insurance