Mechanical Project Design Engineer

Axis, AL 36505, USA Req #1173
Monday, September 11, 2023

SSAB is one of the largest North American producers of steel plate and coil, serving many industrial markets including energy, construction, agriculture and transportation.  SSAB operates five state of the art facilities strategically located in key regions across the U.S. 
SSAB has nearly 1,200 highly skilled employees in the U.S.  Jobs at SSAB range from machine operators and sales people to advanced engineers and corporate professionals in HR, finance and more.  SSAB offers challenging careers and comprehensive benefit program designed to keep employees and their families healthy and secure.



The Mechanical Project Design Engineer plays an important role in project teams responsible for performing pre-studies, RFE studies, and project studies/project implementations of strategic important projects at the SSAB facility in Mobile, Alabama. Projects can span from equipment upgrades to infrastructure projects, both greenfield projects as well as revamping and development of existing equipment.  Depending on experience, the Mechanical Project Design Engineer can either be responsible or co-responsible for the mechanical aspects from idea to installation and production takeover.




  • Participate in and drive pre studies, RFE studies and projects (planning, execution, and commissioning) with focus on all the mechanical aspects of the studies
  • Work closely with the ordering/receiving parties (Production department for example)
  • Work closely with other team members, including for example Electrical and Civil Engineers, Project Managers, Process Development Engineers, Purchasing Department and Finance
  • Work closely with Maintenance (for planning of spare parts, repairs and safe access to equipment etc.)
  • Collaborate with supporting resources from the QTC center in Oxelösund, Sweden (for example Electrical, Automation, Civil and Mechanical Engineers)
  • Interact and coordinate with external consultants
  • Help define project scope, goals, and deliverables in support of business goals
  • Help implement project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation
  • Help manage project risks and develop contingency plans as needed
  • Help monitor project progress and ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet technical specifications and quality standards
  • Ensure compliance with mechanical engineering, regulatory, and company standards
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with cross-functional teams





  • B.S. degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques
  • Prior experience working in project-based settings
  • Skilled in working with drawing programs (CAD, SolidWorks or similar software)
  • Skilled in creating and reading layouts (understanding of mechanical and mechanical drawings, layouts and schematics)
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience (or a strong willingness) to work in multicultural teams
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Willingness to contribute ideas and actively listen to others
  • Ability to be well-organized, efficient, and work without close supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and a focus on quality
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite)
  • Strong commitment to safety and ability to participate in a safety-oriented work culture



  • MS Project
  • SAP



  • Bonuses
  • Profit sharing
  • 401(k) with 5% employer match
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Vacation
  • Excellent, affordable benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Challenging and interesting work
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace


SSAB's vision is a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.
SSAB's values form the guiding principals of our company. 
They shape our culture and characteristics.  They serve as a compass for our actions and behavior, and describe what we stand for.  Values guide us daily in making the right choices and doing the right things.

SSAB's values are:

  • Driven - Together we create value
  • True - Do what is right
  • Ahead - Future in mind

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  • Axis, AL 36505, USA