Project Engineer

Job Title: Project Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Various project sites
Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Start Date: 2019-03-18 00:00:00
Reference: ALE/TP/49113/4961
Contact Name: Kay Sproulle
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 13, 2019 18:18

Job Description

At the heart of our business, ALE engineers are critical to our continued success, and we are looking for a talented engineer to become a key player in our USA engineering team to support the fast growth of the business unit.

Logical, organized and efficient, you will be involved in projects based on the design of innovative, high quality, cost effective and safe solutions for our clients. You will create detailed project plans and work instructions to ensure that these solutions are delivered on time and on budget to the client’s satisfaction whilst meeting our stringent commitments to health and safety, quality and impact on the environment. Our work is varied, and every project has its unique challenges, so your flexibility, problem solving skills and communication skills will all be important.

Our most successful engineers are confident, technically very capable, have good CAD skills, can work without supervision and are flexible – both in the hours that they work, and where they work. No two projects are the same, and project sites can be at various locations both within North America.

In return, we can give you a very rare, and hugely rewarding position that will enhance your career and give you the opportunity for a future with an exciting, growing and truly global engineering organization.  If you’re looking for a role that provides constant challenge and variety, then look no further.

Package description

Attractive package based on skills and experience.

Main responsibilities
  • Create engineering solutions to clients’ heavy transport and installation requirements, working both on site and in the engineering office.
  • Attend site to conduct detailed surveys for the purposes of bids, feasibility analysis, routing and hazard identification, in order to develop a project methodology with calculations, swept path and installation drawings and full job specification.
  • Production and handover of Risk Assessments and Method Statement documentation (RAMS), equipment lists, engineering drawings, design calculations, rigging studies, operations programs, plant and labor requirements for both proposals and the execution of works; ensuring these documents comply with company procedures, legislative guidance and good practice.
  • Attend kick off meetings with Commercial and Operations teams to establish the clients’ exact requirements and agree deadlines for submission of documentation, in both English.
  • Attend site during execution of the project, collaborating with and supporting the site supervisor and crew. Act as the main point of contact with the client on site with regards to coordination, project program, engineering and HSQE issues.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure activities are compliant within ALE’s agreed scope and program, with timely and suitable communication of any required changes.
Ideal candidate




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Marine or other related engineering discipline



  • Understanding of the service, construction and/or transport industries
  • Familiarity with service-delivery project life cycle
  • Fully versant with latest versions of AutoCAD software


  • In-depth knowledge of the heavy lifting and specialized transport sector
  • Contractual awareness



  • 1 year in a similar role
  • Site work/coordination


  • Previous work in the heavy lifting and transport, construction, petrochemical or related industry
  • Previous experience working abroad and/or with a diverse range of international companies, EPCs etc
  • Marine Operations, load in/load outs
  • Gantries assemblies
  • Crane Operations



  • Good active knowledge of IT applications and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project)
  • Good communicator – written and verbal, able to work with people of all levels and cultures
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to solve ad-hoc problems quickly with clearly defined solutions


  • Competent use of other software such as ERP, Skype, 3-D Design, FEA software knowledge
  • Fluent in Spanish



  • High level of self-motivation
  • Desire to learn new techniques and procedures
  • Quality and detail focus
  • Organized


  • Effective Planner
  • Proactive



  • Current and valid driving license
  • Current and valid passport, no restrictions
  • Eligible to work in USA.  
  • Flexibility is required, and willingness to travel frequently, inside USA


  • Visa, if applicable
  • Access to a car
About the company

ALE is an engineering specialist. The core activity of the group involves engineering solutions for the horizontal and vertical movement of very large individual items.

Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.

ALE serve a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions. Our customers include the top global Engineering Procurement and Contracting companies (EPCs), oil and gas companies, NOCs, major infrastructure specialists, governments, ports and other contractors.

Formed in 1983, ALE employs 2,100 people in 40 businesses across the world.  The company has grown tenfold in the last ten years, and is continuing to reach out to new locations and sectors.