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Senior Project Engineer

Posted: 09/28/2021

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We have a great opportunity available for a Senior Project Engineer to join Michelman at our headquarters in Cincinnati Ohio. You will evaluate, plan, and implement capital and expense projects that support the Americas facilities.  This includes developing engineering specifications and capital estimates and hands-on responsibility for project installations, equipment start-up and commissioning.  Your responsibilities will also include implementing process, safety and cost savings improvements for existing equipment, facilities and manufacturing processes.  You will also have opportunities to work with Process Engineers, Production and Quality Control to improve the consistency, quality and efficiency of new and existing products.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the regional engineering manager with project prioritization and budgeting process

  • Develop project scope and deliverables based on project proposals and requests

  • Ensure project deliverables are aligned with business needs

  • Estimate project cost and schedule based on experience and utilizes external resources as necessary

  • Work with the broader regional team, including Operations, Supply Chain, Process Engineering and Finance to develop project justifications

  • Develop Capital Expenditure Requests for project approval

  • Follow Michelman’s Management of Change Process

  • Coordinate both engineering and construction contractors to deliver project from design through start up

  • Accountable for detailed engineering design for projects

  • Manage project procurement, including writing and issuing specifications, scopes of work, conducting bid meetings and bid analysis

  • Engage with project stakeholders for feedback and review throughout the project process

  • Responsible for managing project cost and schedule throughout the project cycle and providing updates as necessary to the project stake holders

  • Accountable for ensuring the safe commissioning and start-up of new assets through active engagement with Operations, Maintenance and Process Engineering teams

  • Accountable for delivering turnover packages to the Operations, Maintenance and Process Engineering teams to ensure all required documentation is supplied for future operation and maintenance needs at project closure

  • Support safety initiatives (PHAs, Contractor Safety Programs, Electrical Safety, Confined Space, LOTO, etc.)

  • Support Process Engineering efforts to optimize plant operations through capital and expense projects to improve safety, quality, and productivity while lowering cost

  • Any other duties as assigned by management


  • Must be able to climb stairs, stand for extended periods of time, and safely lift up to 50lbs

  • Must be able to wear required Personal Protective equipment (PPE) for extended periods of time

  • Must be able to accommodate working nights or weekends as the situation dictates

Critical Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Technically competent, detail oriented, and have strong project management skills

  • Ability to build strong working relationships and function effectively at all levels of the organization

  • Versatile and a results-oriented leader

  • Experience leading and/or managing others effectively

  • Strong ability to identify problems, drive to root cause and implement preventative measures

  • Detailed knowledge of chemical processing equipment including pumps, mixers, valves, heat exchangers, boilers, cooling towers, and compressors

  • Experience with process instrumentation and automation

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

  • Ability to think independently and handle projects through to completion

  • High levels of self-motivation, initiative, and interpersonal skill

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Education and Experience

  • 7+ years of project engineering/project management experience preferred

  • Bachelor of Science in chemical or mechanical engineer is preferred

  • Chemical manufacturing or similar background preferred

Note: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

About Michelman

Michelman is proud of the values-focused work environment that we have crafted. We pride ourselves in our focus on our values of integrity, respect, and success. With our dedication to your technical and professional growth in addition to our rigorous onboarding experience, we guarantee that you will find yourself challenged in new ways. We offer an excellent salary, incentive and benefits package in a dynamic, empowered team environment.

No phone calls please. Michelman does not hire individuals who use tobacco products. All candidates will receive a drug test prior to beginning employment which will include a test for tobacco products.

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It is Michelman, Inc. policy to seek and employ qualified persons in all jobs in a manner which will ensure equal employment opportunity as well as administer personnel actions in a manner as to not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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