Sr. Project Engineer

Date: May 14, 2024

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37604

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

The Project Engineer II is responsible for managing all aspects of project assignments and using the assigned project management system as a guide to achieve the project objectives. The incumbent will coordinate with a team in the planning, organization, implementation, and completion of project assignments.


  • Plan, implement, and monitor moderate-level, full project development including mechanical and manufacturing aspects of project design.
  • Maintain a current and up-to-date written description of the project as defined and updated.
  • Assist in developing business and facility strategies to maintain product line viability and growth.
  • Participate in Project Identification meetings with marketing and management to define the specifications and scope of the assigned project.
  • Plan and implement an engineering program using the Project Management System to achieve the objectives of the project.
  • Liaise with all department contacts to gain input and to communicate project activity and progress, including scheduled project reviews and reports.
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Coordinate activities to resolve technical developments, scheduling issues, and design test problems as they arise.
  • Evaluate and recommend design changes and specifications.
  • Interact with other Engineering Staff to provide input regarding areas of individual expertise.
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within budget limitations.
  • May provide guidance and assistance to other Engineers and Technicians with less experience.
  • Perform other activities as needed or as directed. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of related work experience or training
  • Gas/Tankless design experience, strongly prefered
  • Strong mathematical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical reports
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written, to communicate with all levels, including senior management
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data
  • High organizational and time management skills

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Based out of our Johnson City, TN office, this role is eligible to participate in our hybrid work program, which allows employees to work remotely up to two days per week. New employees in eligible roles can apply for this program after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment



Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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