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Greensboro, NC

JOB SUMMARY: The Sr. Project Engineer is responsible for preparing, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring assigned engineering projects. Works with management, engineers and other organizations to monitor project compliance with applicable codes, practices, polices, project performance standards and specifications. Interact daily with internal/external clients to interpret needs, requirements and represent the company in project meetings. This position is also responsible for technology documentation, corrective action and minor capital projects initiated by the department. Upon completion of project work, this position will also work in support of process technology, the technology transfer of processes from R&D to the plant, process reliability and repeatability, product yield and quality, equipment design, process safety, process control and documentation.

Capital project management to include coordination of all phases of capital projects from business justification to start-up including scope development, evaluation and selection of technical alternatives, construction management and start-up.
Report key project performance parameters
Coordinate and direct contractors and vendors during project execution
Participates in PHA’s and HAZOP studies.
Integrate new technologies into the plant manufacturing processes.
Apply engineering expertise, analyze data for trends, and identify process & operational improvements.
Preparing deliverables including: P&IDs, material balances, flow sheets and design calculations
Responsible for following all of the ISO/RC procedures in regard to PSM, Process Control and Documentation.
Coordinating chemical technology transfer from the R&D labs to manufacturing
Investigate and plan corrective actions along with applying statistical techniques in order to improve, track, investigate quality problems.
Apply root cause analysis techniques and creative alternatives to technical related problems
Maintaining effective communications and working relationships with operators, maintenance, engineering, contractor, administrative support, and R&D personnel
Provide knowledge of engineering concepts to include thermodynamics, heat transfer, etc.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Demonstrated ability to function as a Senior Process Engineer upon completion of various engineering projects. Attend meetings as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position reports to the Engineering Manager. This position does not supervise other employees.

BUDGET MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for the following budget: Oversight of specific project budget elements. Budget Range: $50,001-$1,000,000

Degree in chemical or mechanical engineering.
Minimum of five years of experience in a project management role.
Minimum of five years of Chemical processing experience, batch preferred.
Detail-focused ability to manage and monitor the technical and mechanical aspects of a project.
Previous experience in chemical plant construction.
Strong ability to identify problems, root cause and preventive measures.
Knowledge of plant utilities systems including their operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of chemical process industry unit operations.
Knowledge of automated process control systems and configuration as well as use of a distributed control system (DCS) for automation control.
Ability to author, modify and interpret CAD drawings and P&ID’s
Experience in utilizing preventive and predictive maintenance programs.
Willingness to take ownership and pride in results of work.
Be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workload.
Good oral and written communication skills
Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups.
Able to work as part of a team.

Experience with batch processing
Experience in processes using highly hazardous chemicals.
Experience in PSM covered processes and requirements.
Experience with Honeywell DCS
Professional Engineering License or Fundamentals of Engineering Certification

Work Environment: Typical industrial environment occasionally exposed to noise, heat, dirt, chemicals, steam, wet floors, outside weather conditions. Employee must be prepared to provide continuous production support – such as pilot production, trial production, etc., either directly or indirectly by telephone. Must use appropriate PPE as required. Must be able to work in a normal manufacturing environment, including enclosed spaces and exposure to various hazards, as well as being able to work outside when required.

QUANTITATIVE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: The employee's performance will be evaluated based on the timely and correct completion of the essential job duties and achievement of objectives as agreed upon during the annual review process. Key performance areas could include:
Safety and Environmental compliance.
Capital project timeline and cost.
Accuracy and availability of records and reports
Plant utilization, productivity and yield.
Process downtime relative to equipment failure.
Performance Rating during various audits (i.e., ISO, OSHA, PSM, KCJ, Customer)
Involvement in Company Safety programs and subcommittees.

CAVEAT: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, petrochemical, refining, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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