Project Manager – Plant Engineering

Project Manager – Plant Engineering

Job Description

Are you an expert in plant engineering project management? Do you enjoy everything related to the development, planning and execution of new projects and potential acquisitions? Do you like to see projects through to completion? Do you want to achieve? Norbec is looking for someone like you!


  • Complete equipment purchase and maintenance projects according to the priorities established in the strategic plan and within the prescribed deadlines;
  • Participate in the design process;
  • Ensure the conformity of the equipment/facilities with the various required standards;
  • Ensure the involvement of the different departments (production, sales, design, marketing) in the projects;
  • Support the group’s maintenance and technical teams in the operation and maintenance of equipment;
  • Advise and support the teams of the different manufacturing sectors in achieving operational objectives;
  • See to the layout and configuration of production cells while ensuring safety and operational efficiency;
  • Act as a change agent to facilitate the transformation of methods and culture through communications and sustained coaching;
  • Identify opportunities for improvement through analysis of data and manufacturing processes.


  • Coordinate capital projects to meet operational requirements and ensure long-term reliability of equipment and infrastructure.
  • Depending on the type of project, determine the appropriate project management tools and methods
  • Establish and maintain up-to-date schedules for the various project stakeholders
  • Ensure the follow-up of the project costs in order to establish a return on investment calculation throughout the project
  • Participate in various product and/or process improvement projects in order to improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs
  • The Plant Engineering Project Manager may have engineering interns to mentor and supervise when necessary.


Key Competencies

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Reading plans and specifications
  • Ability to perform various engineering calculations
  • Knowledge of various project management tools
  • Bilingualism in both spoken and written French and English
  • Ability to manage change
  • Technical expertise in the sheet metal industry (asset)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software suite such as databases, spreadsheets and applications
  • PMP certification an asset

Personal profile

  • Sense of organization and efficiency
  • Thoroughness / attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Autonomy
  • Sustained commitment and respect for deadlines
  • Team player
  • Quality orientation and commitment
  • Customer focus

Professional profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, electrical or automation engineering or equivalent
  • Approximately 3-5 years of relevant experience in project management
  • Minimum experience in project management (an asset)
  • Member in good standing with the OIQ or in the process of obtaining it (an asset)
  • PMP certification (an asset)

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