Project Engineer - Specialty Chemicals

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals currently has an opening for a Project Engineer in our Morris, IL location. This position is part of the Projects & Engineering (P&E) unit of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals which provides engineering and manufacturing support to AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemical businesses.
Projects & Engineering is AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals's center of excellence in the field of project management and engineering. By delivering investment projects and optimizing current operations that secure AkzoNobel's HSE&S and eco- efficiency performance we create business value for AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and selected external customers.
Besides your own USA based team your work will include contacts and cooperation with approximately 180 highly skilled technical P&E professionals who work from our offices in Brazil, China, India, the Netherlands and Sweden.
At Projects & Engineering you will get the opportunity to further develop your talents and skills and contribute to continuously improve our organization and services.
The Project Engineer reports to the Sr. Project Manager Team Lead. The Project Engineer's prime responsibility is to ensure that assigned projects produce the required deliverables within the defined quality, time and cost constraints and to facilitate full realization of benefits defined in the business case.
No of Indirect Reports : 6-10

  • Responsible for project scope definition, siting study, as needed, etc. to meet business, manufacturing or regulatory requirements.

  • Responsible for execution of (parts of) capital projects, starting from pre-project to construction and mechanical completion, either directly or reporting to Project manager

  • Support preparation of FEED and Basic Engineering Packages.

  • Prepare/ review preliminary and detailed cost estimates.

  • Prepare and monitor project schedule.

  • Do or support selection of engineering contractors for detail engineering.

  • Organize, support and direct engineering projects.

  • Ensure project is designed in accordance with all applicable codes and standards.

  • Assures that all necessary permits are in place..

  • Support project cost monitoring and control.

  • Manage changes & minimizes risks on project

  • Report project progress to team and project manager on regular basis.

  • Do or support election and management of construction contractors and construction staff.

  • Support in maintaining safety at construction sites.

  • Provide commissioning and start-up support


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical or Process Control)

  • PMP certification is a plus


  • 4-7yearsof experience working in engineering or chemical manufacturing environment

  • At least 2 years experience in project management is a plus

Management/General skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to drive for results

  • Able to work in an inclusive way in the Engineering community to make sure the business experiences 'one voice' and the teams collective objectives are met;

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, influencing, entrepreneurship, negotiation, problem solving, content experience;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and effectively manage the expectations of external stakeholders

  • Good computer skills

  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience.

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

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