The Heritage Group
  • Heritage Research Group
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Heritage Research Group is currently seeking a Project Engineer to join their Indianapolis based team. The newly added role will play a key part in supporting and leading engineering projects in conjunction with R&D activity, as well as supporting projects at sister companies.

Heritage Research Group is a team of engineers, scientists and technicians that support the activities of the Heritage Group. For over 80 years, The Heritage Group (THG) has managed a diverse set of prominent companies involved in the highway construction, environmental services, oil refining & specialty chemicals industries and fuel distribution industry. This vast experience combined with a team management style, allows for the diversity of a large conglomerate and the personal service of a smaller, customer-focused organization. THG is a growth-oriented company with operations in North America, Europe and Asia and a customer network that spans the globe. As a family-owned business, a long-term financial approach and conservative investment philosophy has placed THG on a solid foundation to pursue growth opportunities as they appear. The organization has a creative culture, always searching for opportunities and researching industry-changing solutions. The company has grown impressively over the past 30 years both organically and by acquisition, often turning around distressed businesses.

THG's growth has been enabled by a positive culture comprised of the following characteristics: entrepreneurial and decentralized, lean and nimble, informal and non-hierarchical, loyal and supportive. THG is a builder of businesses and is well positioned financially to continue to grow effectively.

As a company, we look for individuals that demonstrate strength in Intuition and Analysis, Making an Impact and Working with Others.

Heritage Research Group evaluates customer byproducts for possible re-use or recycle opportunities. The Project Engineer will work with Heritage Group staff to:
Evaluate practical conversion routes and products.
Design, procure, install & operate pilot plant equipment.
Develop reuse equipment RFQs and costs, facility capital cost and raw material, utility and operating costs and product sales pricing to prepare economic analysis of opportunity.
Design, procure and manage new facility construction projects.
Be responsible for new reuse facility employee operator training and startups, including process evaluations and process improvements.
Be used as an engineering expert to support other Heritage Group company projects.
Provide technical input on safety issues, developing, tracking and maintaining data used to improve facility operations, and financial performance, in addition to other duties as assigned.
The project engineer will report to the Senior Project Engineer.


Desired Traits
Team player
Practical vs. theoretical problem solving ability.
Ability to set and meet deadlines.
Flexible / adaptable to changing conditions.
Ability to work in fast paced environment and communicate with people of all levels within the organization.
Ability to work in a less structured, less hierarchical organization (no job is beneath me, not all things are written down - I will have to figure out things on my own by asking questions of key resource personnel).

Required Skills or Experience
Chemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering degree.
At least 10 years process and project engineering experience.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer skills (Office, MS Project and AutoCAD).
Project management - from capital request, to collecting bids, to awarding work, to managing contractors, to start up and training.
Quick learning ability to evaluate new processes.
Ability to oversee external design firms and oversee construction management firms to meet budget and schedule.
Process design experience including mass and energy balances, PFDs and P&ID development.
Ability to work effectively with equipment vendors on RFQs, POs, deliveries, installation and startups.
Cost estimating ability for never-been done-before processes.
Ability to look at a process (either in engineering drawings or at the actual physical equipment) and develop an understanding.
Ability to study a process and develop key metrics to measure, then develop improvement plans, track progress.
Engineering due diligence in support of new investment and technology opportunities.
Ability to travel.

Skills or Experience Considered a Plus
Wastewater treatment experience a plus.
Experience with air and water permitting requirement and familiar with RCRA regulations.
Safety experience specifically with Process Hazard Reviews and Maintenance of Change Procedures (PSM).

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