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Project Engineering Manager I - EI&C

Wacker Chemie AG

Wacker Chemie AG

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Charleston, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Are you looking for a new challenge? For our location Charleston we are looking for a(n) Project Engineering Manager I - EI&C.

This is Us:

You know us. You just didn’t know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacture that prides itself on “Creating Tomorrow’s Solutions”. WACKER materials are so versatile and adaptable, they have virtually unlimited applications just about anywhere imaginable, making WACKER an integral part of daily life. Whether it’s protecting buildings from the elements, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, airbags, or cosmetics, people from all over the world come into contact each day with our products and achievements. We are looking for capable, innovative, and enthusiastic achievers to join our team and grow with us. We are currently seeking a Project Engineering Manager, EI&C for our site in Charleston, TN.

What you will do:

The Project Engineering Manager, EIC provides supervision, leadership and technical support to team of EI&C engineering responsible for providing project engineering and project management services related to at all WACKER sites within the NCA region in the field of electrical, instrumentation and controls (EI&C) engineering related to capital investment projects throughout all project phases from feasibility, front-end-loading engineering through detail engineering, construction, commissioning and turn-over to operations. This position requires working in a multi-discipline team with multiple interfaces to internal customers, other engineering discipline Project Engineers and Project Managers to manage the EI&C components of Capital Projects and independently lead and manage projects that have a high concentration of EI&C. This position requires travel over an extended period dependent on project assignment.

  • The Project Engineering Manager EI&C will be managing team of Engineers who are responsible for development of project scope and execution approach for EI&C engineering and conduct and/or support safety, quality and regulatory reviews (e.g. HAZOP, code review, environmental review) as required by the nature of the project/process.
  • Support development of project cost estimate with level of detail and accuracy according to project phase; support project budget and cash-flow management while driving continuous improvement related to safety, quality, and cost.
  • Support development of project execution strategy and schedule with level of detail and accuracy according to project phase.
  • Support development of EI&C deliverables
  • Support other discipline project engineers assigned to the project team.
  • Represent WACKER'S interests while coordinating 3rd party contractors, suppliers, and interfacing with other engineering disciplines or authorities involved in the project.
  • Monitor project progress and compile project reports applying best practices related to project management, engineering, and construction.
  • Manage changes in scope and/or priorities during project execution.
  • Ensure safe and regulatory compliant project execution and operating condition at turnover and provide start-up support to operations.
  • Compile and provide project as-built documentation.
  • Support development of specifications, standards and codes.
  • Cooperate with groups and individuals within the Engineering & Maintenance department, Operations, and other service units with focus on achieving optimal results/solutions from a corporate/enterprise perspective.

What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required; chemical or electrical engineering is preferred
  • 8-13 years of combined professional experience in the field of project management, project engineering, plant/production engineering & maintenance and project management.
  • 5+ years of relevant engineering supervisory experience
  • Chemical industry / Oil & Gas experience in operations and/or maintenance environment a plus
  • Competence in Project Management activities specific to EI&C scope such as scope development, cost estimates, bid package development, scheduling, change order management, spending plan, vendor evaluation / review, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge in Power Distribution for Medium Voltage and Low Voltage (Switchgear, MCC, PDP, Transformers, VFD. etc), equipment specifications, wiring diagrams, one-lines, motor elementaries, power studies, arc flash calc, hazardous area classification, etc.
  • Experience and knowledge in Instrumentation (i.e. measurement technologies and their applications, Instrument sizing and specification, Piping and Instrumentation diagram (P&ID), communication protocols, Ex Zone Rating, IP Rating, etc.)
  • Experience and knowledge in Controls (i. e. Process safety and controls strategies, DCS, PLC's, Safety Instrument Systems (SIS), I/O counts, Functional Descriptions, Control System Architecture, Network Bus Protocols, etc.)
  • Experience and knowledge in E&I construction documentation like cable tray and raceway plans, power plans, lighting plans, grounding and lightning protection plans, seismic bracing, general arrangements, instrument location plans, instrument loop sheets, instrument hookup details, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles, relevant codes (NEC, NPFA, UL, etc.), and construction practices to effectively execute projects.
  • Able to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure.
  • Capable of professionally dealing with changing priorities and scope requirements.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically & internationally up to 25%, as required
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Tennessee is desired, but not required
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions.
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 26708
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a green card).
WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.