Manager, Project Engineering

Job Req ID:  10610

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions) is a leading provider of high-performance building solutions that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. We manufacture engineered wood building products that include an extensive offering of innovative and dependable building materials and accessories. LP’s values-driven culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in an ethical, inclusive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. Since our founding in 1972, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates more than 20 facilities across North and South America. For more information, visit

Job Purpose

Provide leadership and direction for major capital projects/programs which are directly associated the Siding Business Strategic Agenda. Lead cross-functional project teams through activities associated with project development, engineering, procurement, contracting, installation, start-up and commissioning within the framework of approved scope, schedule and budget.  Supervise engineering staff and project managers where applicable.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide leadership regarding the planning and execution of major capital projects or technology programs, with values in excess of $100 million, including: technical feasibility evaluations, detailed engineering design, procurement efforts, negotiating, contract development & management, contracting strategy, installation, start-up support and commissioning.
  • Lead and coordinate external engineering and equipment supply firms as required for the safe, cost effective, and on-time execution of large capital projects. Build a direct and indirect internal team to achieve goals.
  • Oversee development of project scopes, budgets and schedules. Manage performance against approved versions.
  • Ensure all project activities are executed in accordance with company and functional policies, procedures and methods.
  • Establish and manage a project document control system that is consistent with functional methods and procedures.
  • Review all engineering to ensure compliance with LP’s design standards, industry & professional standards, local, state and federal codes and regulations.
  • Supervise and manage assigned staff; recruit, train, coach, and evaluate performance.
  • Conduct training for engineering and other personnel in the areas of Project Management, Engineering, and Leadership.
  • Assume responsibility for personal safety and for the safety performance of all personnel, projects and programs managed.
  • Maintain Engineering records according to engineering procedures and corporate Records Retention Guidelines.
  • Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital effectiveness.

What do I need to be successful?

Knowledge, Skills and abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Able to represent strategic capital investments to senior leadership.
  • Ability to engender confidence and work effectively across multiple interfaces and organizational lines.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of effective management and supervisory methods.
  • Skill in supervising and coaching employees.
  • Skill in budget development and management.
  • Ability to influence outcomes in environments of competing priorities without direct authority.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of company’s businesses and manufacturing processes.



  • Minimum 10-15 years’ engineering and management experience with in-depth skill set in both areas.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering large, complex engineering projects through successful completion.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large/complex cross functional capital project teams.
  • Proven/demonstrated ability to provide leadership and clarity to personnel and organizations both internally and externally. 
  • Progressive responsibilities dealing with large organizations (multi-location, multi-function), experiencing complex and rapid changes.


  • BS/MS in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license desirable

Work Environment

  • This position works in both an office environment and in a manufacturing environment.
  • Moderate to heavy travel requiring a flexible schedule is required.

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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