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Sourcing and Design Engineer- Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  446219


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.




Reporting into the Head of GDS (Americas), this role is to develop and facilitate the expansion of the Direct Sourcing Opportunities across CRH. Working closely with category teams, businesses, opportunities for alternative sources of supply of parts or products will be investigated, evaluated and executed.


The role will include the following: 


Design and Specification Creation


  • Manage the reverse engineering process using available metrology (through manual measurements and 3D Laser Scanning methods) and laboratory specialists  
  • Conversion of 3D scan files in .iges and similar formats into 2D CAD drawing files
  • Establishing relevant standards and compliance requirements
  • Defining the Quality Control criteria and test procedures
  • Creation of product specification and quality inspection documents
  • Management and backup of all project information, this incl. ensuring compliance with EU, US and International Standards




Supporting GDS Sourcing Managers with day-to-day activities:


  • Strengthening the relationships and alignment with the GDS teams in Asia and Europe
  • Building relationships, where necessary, with the technical contacts at manufacturers (e.g. in Americas)
  • In close collaboration with GDS managers - researching, appraising and engaging with suppliers on technical issues
  • Identify cost drivers to support the negotiation of prices
  • Supporting the auditing and evaluation of manufacturers (particularly in the Americas)


Data Management and Reporting


  • Supporting with database administration – management and control of a large volume of engineering drawings, specifications, technical manuals and project information
  • Other appropriate duties as required




  • Bachelor’s level engineering qualification
  • Commercial and financial competency would be an advantage
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a construction related manufacturing environment
  • English language skills & a second language (e.g. Spanish) would be an advantage




The candidate should:


  • Be a team player with good inter-personal and communication skills who enjoys building successful relationships
  • Be a self-starter and highly self-motivated, who can perform well with minimal day to day management support and guidance
  • Be able to logically think through processes and have an ability to think and adapt on their feet
  • Have strong analytical skills, logical in their thinking, a strategic & problem- solving approach and highly organized.
  • Technically capable with a good knowledge of the construction materials industry
  • Have a passion for product design and innovation
  • Possess a good eye for detail
  • Be a self-starter, results orientated and highly motivated
  • Have the ability to make sound design decisions
  • Demonstrate logical and critical thinking, be able to think on their feet and adapt accordingly as circumstances change
  • Be an effective communicator along with an ability to build effective relationships
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Proficiency in CAD Software (.dwg)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, Project
  • Experience in databases and management systems would be an advantage
  • The candidate should be willing to travel and have some flexibility regarding hours of work.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH Americas Materials Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Sep 17, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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