Sonoco Sr. Civil/Structural Engineer (Project Engineer) in Hartsville, South Carolina

The Sr. Civil/Structural Engineer is responsible for design and preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, capital authorization applications, selection of materials, equipment and services, construction management, and equipment installation for engineering projects required to expand, modify, or construct new Sonoco facilities. Responsible for managing project budget and schedule, and performing job site inspections to insure compliance with design is achieved. Will direct and provide engineering guidance to staff engineers, technicians, and others as required to accomplish the above responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop designs, specifications, and cost estimates for various civil / structural projects that are required to meet the manufacturing needs of Sonoco’s facilities located throughout US, Canada, and Mexico. Including facility and heavy industrial equipment foundation structural design.

  • Provide project and onsite construction management to insure the requirements of the project are achieved.

  • The position will require an in-depth working knowledge of current industrial facility construction practices; and a comprehensive technical understanding of applications for structural analysis / design in steel, concrete, and wood.

  • The position also requires highly skilled competencies in technical written communications, oral presentations, customer interactions, teamwork collaborations, and leadership.

Job Requirements:

  • 15-20 years experience

  • Travel Required (35%)

  • BSCE required; PE preferred

  • AutoCAD experience a plus

  • Must be physically active

  • Must be willing to work in a dirty, hot, and very humid environment - at times

  • Must be able to climb ladders (and not be afraid of heights)

This is a progression position and could be a level I, II, or III. Compensation and progression level will be based on candidate’s experience and education, and current business needs.

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Founded in 1899. Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.0 billion, the Company has over 20,000 employees working in more than 330 operations in 34 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is proud of being voted one of the Top 25 Global Employers for development of future leaders and has maintained a people-first focus for more than 116 years. We are world class in our abilities to allow all of our employees to use their talent and skills to grow themselves, their careers and our Company. We encourage and enable our employees upward movement within the company, and we’ve built an industry-leading business on the philosophy that every person and every idea counts. Apply today and help us grow stronger.