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Sr. Construction Facilities Project Engineer

Senior Construction / Facilities Project Engineer - Latrobe, PA

Kennametal is looking for exceptional talent as we continue to roll-out our $300MM global modernization initiative to better serve our customers and advance our organization.  This high-visibility, high-growth opportunity is helping us shape modern manufacturing as we bring state-of-the-art technology and equipment to our facilities while also building the workforce skills of tomorrow.  We're looking for problem solvers, innovators, and individuals who are interested in making an immediate impact through their contributions.



The Senior Construction and Facilities Engineer position works with all related Manufacturing plants worldwide, Corporate entities and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering to develop and execute strategic actions related to manufacturing footprint. Will work with onsite Program Managers, vendors, and contractors to ensure all aspects of projects are being completed against time, budget, and local compliance restraints. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead and execute building, design, construction and modification projects related to consolidation, expansion and new plant construction utilizing civil engineering principles.
  • The scope includes (but not limited to) design, bidding, permitting, equipment and supporting equipment layout, utility delivery, and all support (foundation, structural steel, process piping, utilities, wastewater treatment, HVAC, etc.).
  • Lead external contract Construction/Engineering services to support facility process projects.
  • Develop and implement annual and five-year Facilities capital planning. Review and approve all facilities capital requests to ensure compliance to EHS requirements and adherence to accepted standards.
  • Serve as competency team lead between manufacturing locations, Corporate Risk Management and KMT insurer to mitigate any identified exposures to property damage and bodily injury. The scope includes protection of assets, people, processes and products.
  • Serve as AME process support agent for carbide and ceramic powder processes


  •  10+ years’ experience in building design, construction bidding, permitting, equipment and supporting equipment layout, utility delivery, and all support (foundation, structural steel, process piping,  utilities, wastewater treatment, HVAC, etc.) is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Facility Design/Construction Management field required
  • Construction Management Certification preferred
  • Exceptional leadership and team work abilities is a must
  • Experience in Utilities and Infrastructure Design is a plus
  • Must be willing to travel 20-50% globally


COMPANY OVERVIEWAt the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 11,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.1 billion in revenues in fiscal 2017. Learn more at

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kennametal, Inc.
Full time
Latrobe, PA 15650, US