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CAPEX Investment Planning & Control Analyst

Date Posted: May 18, 2019

Location: Monroe, MI, US, 48161

Company: Gerdau

About Us


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products.  Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana.  With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.



Job Description




The PCI is responsible for supporting the Capex Engineering Process with planning, evaluating, and reporting capital investments that are active or proposed. The PCI will provide financial and CAPEengineering process support by reviewing and approving all documents submitted by project coordinators (i.e. Engineers and Regional Engineering Manager) within the CAPEX engineering process. The PCI is responsible for coordinating the administration of the Gerdau Investment Management System. This support will require strong interaction with all project coordinators, accounting, and procurement to assure proper recording of commitments and spending, as well as processing spending approvals for projects and within the department.




PCI’s are advisory and will not have direct reports. PCI’s will have direct responsibility for reviewing preliminary project studies, approving project proposals for consideration as well as ensuring project proposals include all necessary support and comply with the Gerdau justification standards. They will be responsible for validating invoices with project coordinators and entering this data in the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) software as well as entering and maintaining the project cost estimates and spending in SAP. The PCI is also responsible for various engineering reports for KPI results from the portfolio, based on the business unit and the mill.


The PCI must possess an Associates Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Economics, plus a minimum of 2 years experience in CapEx planning and control. A specialty in engineering, accounting, finance and/or project management is preferred.  The PCI must have solid knowledge of project management principles (such as Six Sigma), familiarity of IT tools used in Engineering, and excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.   


The incumbent must be able to apply Gerdau project management principles to the continuous improvement efforts of CAPEX, and independently able to assess the benefits and viability of project.  The PCI’s focus should be on maximizing the efficiency of the overall department operation.


The PCI shall: prepare and/or review all data sheets, diagrams, and flow charts needed for the correct and efficient development of PAI’s,PAI-C’s, AVI’s, RAI’s, API’s, Preliminary Studies, IT’s and technical studies in order to coordinate capital projects.  This will include the need to work in close cooperation with department supervisors and appropriate engineering, maintenance and operations personnel to ensure correct and proper selection of projects for their risk, cost, and benefit to the business, based on Gerdau justification standards and Return on Investment (ROI) opportunities. The PCI will also help to support and create proceedures to facilitate project requests and needs for cost justification.


Incumbent must stay abreast of current technologies to assist with recommending changes to effect continual improvement in the process.




The PCI will:

  • Support the Manager on the implementation of the Engineering Action Plan
  • Support the Manager on the general management of investment
  • Support the team on the development of the CAPEX Plan
  • Support the coordinators on the development of technical studies of feasibility
  • Carry out financial control of investment
  • Support the team of the use of the project management tools
  • Develop report of investment management
  • Support the team on the performance evaluation of investment
  • Calculate the Engineering performance KPIs


The incumbent must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations.  Employees must also report any situation which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.



Salary & Benefits

  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship


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Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit