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Project Engineer

Position Summary: Handle complex designing and drafting assignments under minimal supervision, provides support to Project Manager as assigned, designs new products and systems, makes improvements to existing products and systems, generates specifications, procurement, job costing, schedule management, customer service, and sales support, under the direction of a Project Manager.

Primary Job Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily.

  • Create and prepare plans for design and drafting software, primarily AutoCAD and SolidWorks, accurately and timely.

  • Produces effective system designs.

  • Creates accurate and complete drawings and models from written and verbal specifications.

  • Specifies accurate and complete dimensions, materials, and procedures for new system projects.

  • Collaborates effectively with Project Managers and other engineers regarding model accuracy, design and drafting standards, and documentation.

  • Collaborates effectively with Designers, Drafters, and other Engineers ensuring coordinated system design efforts are maintained.

  • Completes project responsibilities within scope, budget, and schedule.

  • Reviews drawings for completeness and accuracy.

  • Maintains up to date revisions of project drawings.

  • Provides timely technical assistance and solutions to the team.

  • Prepares complete engineering documents for customer submittal.

  • Collaborates effectively with Application Engineers and Sales team to develop concepts for projects.

  • Actively participates in project meetings and conference calls as required.

  • Updates and maintains an accurate and complete drafting library.

Spec Staff Culture Responsibilities:

  • Proactively makes safe practices a priority for yours and other’s jobs.

  • Produces efficient quality job-related output.

  • Proactively follows all company policies and procedures.

  • Proactively collaborates with others.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

Continuous Learning - Actively engages in self-development, seeks feedback, constantly shares expertise with others, while actively engaged in continuous learning.

Customer Service - Actively manages customer expectations to bring about mutually beneficial solutions.

Planning & Organization - Creates timely plans, organizing and prioritizes activities, sets achievable goals and reasonable objectives, utilizing available resources.

Problem Solving - Develops timely solutions, using analytical data while skillfully resolving individual or group issues that achieve improved results.

Teamwork - Constantly fosters team cooperation through balancing/assigning tasks, actively providing/seeking feedback, with a positive attitude that engenders team success.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering or similar degree program preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in both AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

  • Experience in an OEM environment preferred.

Certificates and Licenses: N/A

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

Gray is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes everyone to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Salary Range
$73,000.00 - $95,000.00
per Year
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Naperville, IL, 60564, US