Principal Project Management Engineer

Position Description

Job Summary

 Principal Project Management Engineer

Remote / Jackson, MI


Why work for us?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

What are our perks?

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options includes, but is not limited to:

  • Excellent healthcare options: Medical, vision, prescription & dental
  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial Security: Competitive 401(k), Company-funded Retirement Accumulation Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG)
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Continuing education for every season of your career
  • Pet Insurance options: Insurance plan & prescription discount program for your furry friends
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • PerkSpot: Our exclusive one-stop online discount marketplace
  • LiveWell: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle




Required Qualifications

isWhat’s the job?

We are Passionate about Safety! We more than wear safety equipment, we hold each other accountable to be safe. We follow current good manufacturing practices, and communicate safety issues and concerns immediately. We believe that safety is everyone's responsibility and this is demonstrated in our actions. What does this mean? You will create and foster a safe working environment for the site at all times while supporting an efficient production of the highest quality product. You will correct or report any unsafe acts or conditions through appropriate channels of resolution.


You will be accountable to install, setup, troubleshoot and validate engineering projects group wide. The incumbent has an excellent understanding of engineering fundamental principles and their applications, and be a project management professional or have equivalent experience. The ideal candidate has a strong IQ and EQ balance, i.e., strong mechanical, chemical and electrical knowledge and a strong collaborative and engaging servant leadership style. Knowledge of mechanical assemblies and drive components and electrical equipment where you are capable of performing electrical and mechanical testing and troubleshooting utilizing schematics and experience, i.e., mechanical drives, industrial process control systems and production equipment, PLC’s, HMI’s, hydraulic motors, pumps and valves, material handling equipment, extrusion equipment, bulk chemical systems, batch mixing, facility equipment and packaging equipment. The role requires your commitment, support, and complete ownership through the end of each project where you do not segue the project to the group once it is completely validated and then closed out.


In this role, you will be required to not only have sound technical and leadership abilities, but also structured and methodical project management skills, i.e., project charter development, statement of work, project planning and scheduling, actions and deliverables, milestones, risk assessment and proactive corrective actions, good management and controls, excellent documentation and thorough supportive project handoff. You are accountable for overall engineering project management with advanced technical support in the areas of safety and productivity.


This role is responsible for strategic and tactical planning to control the risks associated with process development and industrialization. You will perform individual analysis or lead analysis teams to identify the critical parameters required to produce quality products, which meet or exceed product specifications. The position focuses on overall process and

project management, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, engineering, and strategic automation. The position is responsible for participating in process design, capability and control; including designing, selecting, accepting and developing processes for new production and automation equipment. Capital planning and project management are key required competencies. In addition, a commitment to statistical analysis tools are critical for the successful support of the appropriate WCM (Operational Excellence) pillars.


Business requirement- 50% travel plus international travel to Canada, Mexico, and Europe. (Will need to be able to travel to these locations.) 

Additional Description

“Your Skills Matter”

What do you bring?


  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline
  • A Master of Science degree in a related field a plus, but not required.
  • Project Management Certification a plus, but not required, e.g., Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-PMI)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certification a plus, but not required.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Principal Project Management Engineer

Location: Jackson, Michigan

Posting Date: 09/17/2023

Job Code: USA06963

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