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Title Project Engineer
City Cottondale
State FL
About Enviva

The Enviva team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood biomass solutions. We are the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, which provide a low carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

Enviva is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland with operational headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company owns and operates manufacturing facilities in Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Each location is home to a team of experts dedicated to managing safety, quality, and reliability while ensuring a seamless supply of renewable products that exceed customers’ expectations around the globe.

At Enviva, we value our people, our forests, and our communities. Together, we serve our customers with the professionalism of a global leader and the entrepreneurial spirit of a company that is redefining the future of renewable energy today.

Join us—and join a team with purpose.


The Project Engineer reports to the Director of Capital Projects and will have responsibility for scoping, business case development, detailed engineering, and managing projects at facilities across the enterprise.  The position is based in Cottondale, Florida, but extensive travel is expected during the week to the facilities across the enterprise (see Travel Requirements).


  • Aligning with our culture in operating safely and in a safe workplace, ensure that all work, in and out of projects, and both external and internal project resources are adhering to a safe work practices and supporting a safe workplace.
  • Work with plant operations and respective support teams to develop scopes of work.
  • Create detailed engineering calculations, plans, and drawings.
  • Conceive, plan, and execute well-defined projects to improve Enviva’s operations.
  • Manage and maintain concise project plan and budget (typical project budget will range from $100k to $1MM); achieving on time to schedule and on target to budget.
  • Support PM’s on larger projects with typical budgets from $1MM to $10MM.
  • Maintain cadenced project team meetings with defined actions and owners.
  • Coordinate with Plant Controllers and the Project Controller team from initial project funding/capital request through project closure.
  • Review cost and schedule performance including detailed budget variances and key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Prepare weekly and full completion project progress reports.
  • Manage external resources as required (serve as company representative to subcontractors for all planning and scheduling activities).
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal Enviva stakeholders and subcontractors to ensure a consistent understanding and execution of identified schedule objectives and work activities.
  • Manage and maintain the project risk register.
  • Comply with safety, good housekeeping, product quality and related regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • ​​​​​Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably mechanical.
  • Minimum 10 years of manufacturing experience.
  • Minimum 5 years dedicated project engineer experience.
  • Must be a driver of action.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Must be data-driven and possess a high level of attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Process / Value Stream Mapping and FMEA.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team leadership skills.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project with the ability to learn other applications related to the job.
  • Must be a self-starter with ability to prioritize workload.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in wood processing.
  • Six Sigma Certification (GB or BB).
  • Lean/Continuous Improvement experience.

Travel Requirements:  High Travel

  • Some weekends are required
  • Majority of travel is by car
  • Location of work may extend beyond our current operating facilities

The physical demands include ability to walk around job sites in construction, up ladders and scaffolding and over rough ground.

  • Enviva is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO) in any term, condition or privilege of employment. Enviva does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member, genetic information or any other status protected by law. Enviva complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we operate.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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