Project Engineer - Mechanical



United States, Alabama, Muscle Shoals

Remote Position: 


February 17th, 2023



Constellium is a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and recycling of aluminum products and solutions. We design and manufacture advanced alloys and engineered solutions for a range of applications, such as beverage cans, cars, airplanes across three business units: Aerospace and Transportation (A&T), Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products (P&ARP), and Automotive Structures and Industry (AS&I).

With approximately 12,000 employees around the world, we operate 27 manufacturing sites in Europe, North America, and China, and have 3 R&D centers with total revenue portfolio of €6.2 billion in 2021. We are headquartered in Paris, with corporate offices in Baltimore and Zurich. Our story dates back more than a century, but our mission remains the same: to create game-changing aluminum solutions for a circular and sustainable economy and a brilliant new day.

Job Summary: The Mechanical Project Engineer is responsible for managing assigned CAPEX projects ensuring they meet the Constellium V-cycle and Muscle Shoals CAPEX processes. They will also coordinate activities with the Project Manager and ensures the engineering coherence of the projects. The Mechanical Project Engineer is responsible for implementing the project so as to meet the needs expressed by the Client in the Project Definition Sheet (PDS) for each project.



  • Implement the Engineering activities during the Preparation Phase (P) for passing gates 2 “Conceptual Engineering” and 3 “Project definition” including, in particular:
    • the design criteria VIP (basic data list),
    • the PEP (Project Execution Plan) with the associated documents for:
      • the project content (drawings, specifications, schedule, costs, etc.)
      • the Project Management Plan (PMP)
      • the project risk analysis, EHS review and Follow-up of Corrective Measures table,
      • the VIPs geared to the project
  • Develop work scopes ensuring all applicable National and Constellium standards are met and referenced.
  • Coordinate contractor bid meetings, respond to RFI’s, perform bid tabulations ensuring bids meet all stated specifications.
  • Conduct project risk analysis, risk mitigation and contingency planning
  • Track, control and report out costs
  • Generate schedules for work packages and integrate into overall project schedule
  • Generate outage integrated outage schedules with APU
  • Coordinate outage/construction project activity with production and maintenance departments
  • Track material deliveries, construction progress and resolve construction/technical issues as they arise.
  • Implement Engineering activities during the Execution, testing, commissioning, startup and ramp-up production phases
  • Participate in the project steering committee meetings organized by the Project Manager and then in the start-up meetings organized by the Client
  • Promotes improvement in recovery, delivery performance, lead-time and flow time, inventory levels, costs, asset utilization, and system capability
  • Applies engineering knowledge and principles to rolling theories, as well as, casting, slitting, and coating processes in the operations
  • Draw up the project “lessons learned” information regarding activities
  • Compliance with EHS, quality, costs and schedule objectives and in collaboration with the project sponsor.
  • Compliance with Constellium best practices in the field of project management
  • Implement the project activities defined in the general workflow (Vcycle) and per Muscle Shoals CAPEX processes as being Engineering activities
  • Implement, together with the team, project activities defined in the general workflow as being Client / Engineering integrated activities
  • Oversee and manage the Integrated Team members under his / her responsibility
  • Keep all stakeholders regularly informed of project progress (in liaison with the Project Leader)
  • Sustain communications (internal and external) throughout the project (activity reports, general information, etc.)



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Must have a minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in development, execution and start-up of CAPEX projects in a heavy industrial setting
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient with Microsoft Office software e.g. Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Aptitude for detailed work requiring a high degree of accuracy
  • Good communication, high level of autonomy, collaboration and interpersonal skills are equally important
  • Perform, understand and communicate detailed information analysis and evaluation, and have a good track record working effectively within a team-based environment


About Constellium Muscle Shoals   

Constellium Muscle Shoals is a major aluminum sheet supplier for the packaging and automotive markets. The plant has ~1,200 employees and more than 100 acres under room, including five casting units, hot and cold rolling mills, and a slitting and finishing center. Muscle Shoals produces aluminum sheet for use in all three components of beverage cans (body stock, coated end stock, tab stock) and has the capacity to produce over 1 billion pounds per year of finished aluminum coils. The plant also produces aluminum automotive coils to be processed at our CALP line in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Muscle Shoals’ world-class recycling center is able to recycle the equivalent of 20 billion aluminum cans per year.