Cost Engineer/Assistant Project Manager

Cost Engineer/Assistant Project Manager

Cost Engineer/Assistant Project Manager

ND Paper, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, the largest containerboard producer in China and Asia, and a leading paper product manufacturer globally. We are an environmentally-friendly company that manufactures various types of high-quality pulp, paper and paper-based packaging materials. Our mills in Rumford, Maine and Biron Wisconsin are integrated paper & pulp facilities, and our mill in Fairmont, West Virginia is one of only three in the world that produces air-dried, recycled pulp. We are proud of our just over 1,300 dedicated employees, who together produce 1.1 million metric tons of paper annually.

We have opened our US headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and are looking to hire top talent to join our dynamic team! ND Paper offers full benefits and a competitive compensation. We are currently seeking an experienced Cost Engineer/Assistant Project Manager to join our team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop project schedule for each project assigned
  • Organize, implement and maintain scheduling management system supporting identified projects and plans
  • Collaborate with different project managers and take direction regarding individual presentation style for schedules while maintaining continuity of the basic schedule requirements
  • Provide 2-3-week schedule forecast as well as participate in meetings
  • Work with project managers to generate and track change orders
  • Utilize SAP regularly to assist project managers
  • Travel to set up projects
  • Expedite shipping equipment and track to site
  • Develop and utilize spreadsheets to monitor costs
  • Monitor project budgets against monies spent; track and project monthly spending throughout project
  • Monitor risks and opportunities inherent to project and project estimated cost of project at completion
  • Provide monthly project updates to corporate leadership team


Required Experience:

  • 10+ years of capital project management experience
  • Paper and Pulp industry experience strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Advanced level experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project for scheduling
  • Proficiency with Primavera preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing company in the pulp and paper industry
  • Able to work independently with strong communications skills across organizational functions
  • Attention to detail and an ability to organize and multitask
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (50-75% if based at Corporate in Chicago)
Job Category: Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Any ND Paper Facility

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