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Civil Engineer

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  Cloquet


Career Opportunity


Sappi North America is a division of Sappi Limited, a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with manufacturing operations on four continents in nine countries with sales offices in 50 countries. The Cloquet Mill, located on the banks of the St. Louis River, produces some of the highest quality heavyweight web and sheet fed products in the world.  The original mill opened in 1898 and has undergone a variety of changes and improvements over the years, most-recently (2013) to convert the pulp mill into a producer of Verve, a dissolving wood pulp used primarily for the textile markets. With the conversion, the pulp mill is now able to swing between dissolving wood pulp and Kraft pulp based on market needs.  With a focus on responsible and sustainable operations, the Cloquet Mill is focused on energy savings improvements which have led to local, state, and national environmental recognition.


Position (job title):  Civil Engineer 

Department:  Engineering 

Work Site:  Mill Cloquet 


The Civil Engineer will be assigned projects within their discipline, or provide expert engineering support to other project managers on machine rebuilds, alterations, building additions or improvement projects.  This involves designing, estimating, preparing appropriation requests, scheduling, developing equipment specifications, coordinating construction, cost control, operating manuals, maintenance manuals, spare parts, and start-up training.  Work will consist of managing designers, vendors, consultants, and contractors as required to complete projects in a safe, cost competitive, and timely manner. 



Essential Functions

  • Manage capital projects through all phases including pre-feasibility study, conceptual design, execution planning, detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, optimization, and close-out.
  • Develop scope of work, schedules, and estimates for capital projects as required for budgeting.
  • Provide technical engineering and project management oversight for the design, installation, and maintenance of plant systems.
  • Assist with troubleshooting related to operations and maintenance.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies related to area.
  • Prepare hydro dam safety quarterly inspection reports and annual Dam Safety Surveillance Monitoring Plans and Reports for submittal to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  



Entry Requirements

  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university required.
  • Civil engineering experience in an industrial setting including proven project management, structural design and civil infrastructure design skills is preferred, but entry level will be considered. 
  • Pulp and Paper experience and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Project) and AutoCAD preferred.


Salary is determined by a number of factors including the value of the job to the organization, market forces, internal equity and skills brought to the job.

HR Contact for Questions: Danna Carol Skull 

Contact Information: (218) 879-0623 , 

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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