Project Engineer Lead

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

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What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

This position is within the Care Solutions business segment and has responsibility for NA Project Engineering for the Janesville, Milton, Reserve and Mapleton sites. This position will require travel based on where support is needed. This position will be a key member of the team to prioritize Project Work between the sites and will be responsible to ensuring group budget is adhered. This position will Manage the Project Engineering team, while also acting as a working Project Engineer.

This position will develop, manage, execute and support expense and capital based projects at all sites, from conceptual design, through basic engineering and construction working closely with the NA Process Engineering Group, providing detailed scope, budget and schedule of works containing equipment and safety device (PSV or RD) sizing and specifications, pump and tank sizing, materials of construction, control strategies and interlock development, P&ID’s, procedures, commission and startup new equipment and provides technical risk assessments. This position will also support production initiatives requiring equipment or piping changes as needed. This position will also support facility improvements and building/grounds maintenance to ensure site infrastructure maintains integrity such as painting, roofing, concrete and asphalt improvements, building maintenance and utilities.


  • Team Leadership and Management Maintain and Prioritize a multisite project list, with prioritization through a multisite leadership team. Maintain a Department spending Budget and control Ensure Corporate, Local and Compliance Standards are maintained and standardized where possible and project Documentation and Quality standards are met Develop and Motivate team members
  • Project Support Development and execution of CAPEX projects up to $1.5M USD for the purpose of improving safety, quality, efficiency or capacity of process equipment. Support projects from conceptual engineering, through basic engineering and construction including cost estimates/budgets for equipment and services (internal and contract) for all phases and submittal of CAR’s and management of budgets via EPIC and SAP. Provide project schedules and work with interdepartmental groups to implement projects by minimizing the impact to the plant and production. Calculation, design and specification of equipment, piping and instrumentation Work with equipment vendors and contractors to specify and purchase equipment and materials for projects. Interface and support external site projects led by PT&E. Manage MOC’s, PHA’s, DSR’s, PSSR’s, LOTO’s, CSE’s, PSI, HW and SWP for all phases and aspects of projects. Develop new procedures for projects and train appropriate site personnel on procedures and installations as necessary. Ensure projects are implemented safely, commission new equipment and provide startup support.
  • EHSQ support Participate in plant PHA’s for projects, clean sheet and revalidations. Complete all necessary LOTO (lock-out tag-out), CSE (confined space entry) and hot work permits as necessary for work required in the plant by both internal and external resources. Ensure compliance to safety permits and programs. Ensure PSI remains up to date and accurate for the site. Support incident investigations and environmental needs. Assist with upkeep and compliance of the MOC system. Support quality and complaints as needed. Review and complete assigned action items (Incidents, COPA’s, TAN’s, PHA’s), document changes using the correct systems, and communicate to site personnel. Support internal and external compliance audits. Support the continual improvement of the site MI program.
  • Plant and Production support Ensure production requested changes on equipment and processes are reviewed and completed in a timely manner. Provide engineering support as necessary for troubleshooting equipment and processes. Support internal and external productivity initiatives such as OLEO2020.

  • B.S or M.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with > 10 years of project engineering experience in a chemical manufacturing facility or equivalent experience.
  • Project Management, Cost estimating and project implementation required.
  • Experience with OSHA CFR 1910.119 PSM and EPA RMP regulations and compliance.
  • Equipment design, sizing and specification.
  • DCS control system knowledge or experience.
  • Understanding the hazards highly hazardous chemicals
  • Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma and Total Plant/Process Management training and experience a plus.
  • SAP knowledge and understanding.
  • Comfort working in a plant environment and on teams comprised of operations, maintenance, engineering, quality, safety, and planning and working directly on the plant floor.
  • Perform work utilizing a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Able to work independently with a high level of initiative and self-starting skills.
  • Ability to apply fundamental engineering and business principles.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly and effectively communicate to site personnel and key stakeholders.
  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office 365
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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