Industrial Process Project Engineer at Woodard and Curran in Duluth, Georgia

Posted in General Business 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and planet.

Who We Are Looking For:

We are seeking a motivated Project Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will be a growth-oriented professional with the ability to work independently as well as collaborate with multi-disciplined project teams. While executing projects, you will have the opportunity to lead and mentor junior staff and directly support clients.

The successful candidate will have experience with process and utility systems, preferably in the Food & Beverage or Consumer Goods industries, with emphasis on mechanical systems supporting production demands.  You will interface with clients to understand their process, utility and packaging technology design requirements and develop solutions tailored to their application from conceptual design, through detailed engineering and start up.  

Woodard & Curran encourages professional development and provides multiple career paths to support individual needs.

What’s in it for You:

  • Flexible work environment and competitive benefits.

  • Strong bonus potential.

  • Work with internationally recognized clients and be mentored by industry-recognized professionals.

  • External Association and Committee involvement is encouraged and supported.

What You Will Be Doing At Woodard & Curran:

  • Establishing the engineering design basis for projects which may include a variety of complex elements, including understanding existing conditions, performing calculations, and selecting equipment.

  • Conducting site surveys/audits to gather field data; preparing and interpreting drawings.

  • Performing detailed engineering design including preparing project specifications, installation drawing packages, and equipment schedules.

  • Meeting with client representatives, contractors, other engineering design firms, and plant personnel to support project execution.

  • Coordinating other project discipline tasks while working within project scopes, budgets, and schedules.

  • Adhering to QA/QC practices as required to deliver successful projects.

  • This position regularly requires travel to client sites with overnight stays for the duration of the project assignment to support project kickoff events and site audits, engineering design reviews, construction oversight, as well as startup and commissioning efforts.

What You Will Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Chemical Engineering.

  • 4-8 years’ relevant experience with processing and packaging design for the food and beverage industry, including demonstrated ability to execute projects and meet with client’s representatives, contractors, other engineering design firms, and plant personnel.

  • Professional Engineering Licensure or a willingness to become licensed is preferred.

  • Previous experience will ideally include field assignments to provide construction inspections, startup, and commissioning.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

Woodard & Curran is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected

Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. Woodard & Curran believes that diverse teams working together in an equitable, inclusive culture provides the right environment for employees to thrive, our clients to benefit, and our business to prosper over the long run. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences and creates an environment where everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When employees are supported to reach their full potential, we can provide our clients with the most innovative, sound, and cost-effective solutions.



This position’s anticipated pay range is provided below; final exempt salary or non-exempt hourly pay will be dependent on experience level as well as considering a % based geographic differential based on where the final candidate will be working. Geographic differentials are used to recognize and reflect cost of labor differences between geographic markets.

Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity:

Eligible positions may receive an annual cash bonus based on the role’s organizational level, and is represented as a percentage range of eligible earnings** 

Pay Range

$72,397.00 - $108,595.00

Benefits & Wellbeing

Retirement Savings:

  • 401(k) or Roth: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

Time away from work:

  • Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

  • Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

  • Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for bonding in a 12-month period.

  • Company-paid disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

  • Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and FSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include vision, dental and vision plans.

  • Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits, additional voluntary life and AD&D coverage is available through Sun Life.

  • WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

  • LiveWell wellbeing: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

  • Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

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