O-I Global Civil/Structural Project Engineer in Global HQ - Perrysburg, Ohio

Global Civil/Structural Project Engineer

  • Job ID #:4914

  • Functional Area:Engineering

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:Global HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:Engineering

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:7 - 10 Years

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Position Description:

Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of pure, sustainable, healthy glass containers for many of the world's most well-known food and beverage brands. We are looking for a motivated, talented individual interested in a role with significant growth opportunity to join our organization as a Global Civil/Structural Project Engineer at our World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.


This position is responsible for providing civil/structural technical support as a lead engineer on the most complex and significant projects encompassing project planning, development, implementation, and modification of glass container facilities, using considerable engineering knowledge and expertise. Position researches and applies new technologies in corporate and global applications and provides strong technical leadership on corporate programs and initiatives. Responsibilities include lead design engineering on civil/structural projects, independent design decision making and mentoring of other discipline engineers. Must exhibit strong communication skills with the ability to present highly complex project information in a professional manner to a wide variety of audiences, both internally and externally.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Broad and comprehensive knowledge of civil/structural engineering fundamentals and design principles including an extensive knowledge of design and drawing checking procedures.

  • Maintains a detailed understanding of current applicable engineering codes and leverages that extensive knowledge to provide safe and economical designs, while also accounting for special requirements and situations related to the glass making process.

  • Provides as well as directs detailed and complete analysis and calculations, general arrangement and detail drawings, specifications and complete bid packages for the civil/structural portion of projects at O-I glass container facilities. Overseeing third party contractors on NA and International contracts.

  • Provides as well as directs civil/structural input on scoping, cost estimates, design and construction package generation for O-I glass container projects. Structural responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, building modifications, equipment supports and binding steel for glass melting furnaces, as well as all other primary and ancillary structural items within O-I glass container facilities. Civil responsibilities may include but are not limited to, site development and security, roadways, railroad lines and site drainage related items.

  • Broad and comprehensive knowledge of the financial impact of design choices on project budgets.

  • Provides new approaches to solving complex problems and identifying innovative opportunities by using sound judgment and civil/structural related experience.

  • Provides significant guidance and input to the regional Civil/Structural resource teams as well as within the corporate civil/structural group.

  • Provides leadership to teams of other engineers and designers, as required.


  • Makes criticalcontributions to managing and solving highly complex technical challenges as part of the project teams.

  • Projects will have a large financial impact on the business.

  • Contributes to engineering and standards development, while balancing the needs of internal, external and corporate customers.

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Civil/Structural Engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)institution, minimum requirement.

  • Master’s Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, preferred.

  • 7+ years related work experience in civil/structural engineering with an emphasis on structural steel engineering with the proven ability to solve complex engineering problems related to existing or new designs and systems.

  • Professional Engineering license or equivalent preferred (North America only).

  • Strong working knowledge of the following structural software packages is preferred: RISA 3D/Foundations, TEDDS, MathCAD and SteelIt.

  • General working knowledge of the following systems is preferred: AutoCAD, MicroStation, ProjectWise and Microsoft Office.


There will be some travel time required for training and project work, typically not to exceed 30%.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the country in which you are applying for a position. O-I will not fund or manage the process of obtaining any required work authorization.

About O-I

For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with invention of the automatic bottle-making machine in 1903.

Since then, O-I has expanded to nearly every corner of the globe, with 79 plants in 23 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are proud to employ 27,000 talented people around the world who display the same ingenuity and passion of our founder. As one of the few companies to be included on the Fortune 500 list every year since it began in 1955, we continue to build on that solid foundation and had revenues of $6.7 billion in 2016.

As a preferred packaging partner for our customers, we provide unmatched expertise in glass container design, engineering, manufacturing, quality and service, using industry-leading technology and best practices. Our employees thrive on using their expertise to help our customers connect with and appeal to consumers. Packaging is the first interaction consumers have with a product, and O-I glass conveys an image of superior quality and protects and preserves the taste of food and beverages. Glass is also the world’s most natural and sustainable package, make from three abundant natural ingredients and 100%, endlessly recyclable.

Working at O-I

At O-I, we know that our people differentiate us from our competitors and make our success possible. So we are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes diverse ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Ask any of our 27,000 employees what unites us, and they'll tell you it's our passion for creating iconic, sustainable, beautiful, brand-building glass packaging. Our employees bring craftsmanship, quality and commitment to the creation of every glass container.

Our culture represents a unique combination of Midwest roots and global perspectives. Our employees around the world represent a range of nationalities, languages, customs and lifestyles. As we have grown, we have welcomed many cultures into our family yet remain one O-I, with values that transcend all geographies: safety, passion, teamwork, integrity, excellence, customer centricity and diversity.

For decades we have provided rewarding, stable jobs to thousands of employees around the world. In addition to good wages, we provide employees with a suite of benefits – including health care, retirement and other country-specific amenities. We also sponsor a comprehensive health and wellness program for our employees, and our training and development programs, along with our scale and footprint, provide significant opportunities for growth.

O-I is proud to support the communities in which our people live and work. Our employees around the world give to their communities through volunteerism and community service, and the company supports a variety of organizations and initiatives that advance education, protect the environment and promote arts and culture.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.