Project Engineer

Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: Ghent, KY, US, 41045

Company: Nucor

Job Details

Division: Nucor Steel Gallatin LLC

Location: Ghent, KY, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Basic Job Functions:

The Project Engineer manages projects from conceptual designs to installation and project closing, and provides support for Maintenance and the Operating Departments.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing engineering design and analysis (pumps, piping, buildings, and process equipment); managing projects and providing project support; performing project management activities (estimating, planning, scheduling, and cost control); developing project management principles and providing leadership for multi-discipline teams; providing for plant growth and identifying equipment alternatives; leading and supervising project team members and contractors; and providing technical support for basic maintenance, wiring, troubleshooting, developing electrical optimization models, electrical drive design and tuning, and PLC support. 


Safety is the most important part of all jobs within Nucor; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of mechanical & electrical processes in a manufacturing environment, preferably in steel industry
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Two years of experience in engineering and one year of experience in project management (equipment upgrades, installation, commissioning)
  • Drafting experience and working knowledge of utilities, basic maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Experience in hiring and leading outside engineering firms and multiple contractors on fast-track projects.


Nucor Steel Gallatin does not accept unsolicited resumes.  No phone calls please.  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.  Nucor will not sponsor the need for a visa now or in the future.


Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vets – and a drug – free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Covington