Project Engineer/Manager

Pittsburgh, PA 15025

Posted: 02/12/2019 Industry: Chemical Engineering Job Number: BK2.12.1 Pay Rate: $115,000 plus potential yearly bonus

Global specialty chemical company voted one of America's Best Large Employers - 2018 has an immediate opening for a Project Engineer/Manager at their site near Pittsburgh PA.

The Project Engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of capital projects at manufacturing site in the Pittsburgh.  Responsibilities include maintaining high safety performance standards, regulatory compliance, and successful project delivery and equipment reliability as intended in the project scope.   Completion of projects on schedule and budget.  Will also provide technical support as needed to assist in maintaining safe, reliable manufacturing operations. 



Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain high safety performance standards and regulatory compliance at all times  
  • Function as the Project Manager for capital projects
  • Work with the appropriate site departments, corporate and local engineering firms to develop project scopes, permit requirements, cost estimates, and installation schedules  
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA PSM  
  • Understand and comply with engineering standards and code requirements  
  • Obtain environmental, building, and safety permits as required  
  • Prepare and submit capital project approval requests 
  • Work with various disciplines, including drafting, to complete detailed designs, process flow diagrams, P&IDs, control systems, plot plans, isometric drawings, etc. 
  • Prepare specifications and obtain competitive bids/quotes for equipment, materials & contractor services  
  • Prepare purchase requisitions  
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates and manage project costs to meet budgetary requirements  
  • Prepare detailed project schedules and manage to meet completion deadlines  
  • Coordinate and oversee contract personnel doing design and construction work  
  • Coordinate activities of site maintenance personnel supporting capital projects 
  • Provide training and start-up support including procedures and manuals 
  • Provide spare parts lists for needed for ongoing maintenance 
  • Maintain detailed project documentation for future reference 
  • Provide troubleshooting and ongoing post-project support as needed  
  • Assist in developing annual site capital budget by providing budgetary estimates 
  • Provide general technical support to site departments as needed 
  • Meet weekly with Engineering Manger to review projects and workloads  


  • B.S. Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required
  • 5 years minimum of total experience in the chemical industry 
  • 3+ years minimum of capital project management experience  
  • Experience with construction projects and codes especially in the chemical industry 
  • Knowledge of basic safety (OSHA PSM) & environmental regulations as they pertain to chemical plant operations  
  • Able to develop and execute project schedules  
  • Able to develop cost estimates and manage project budgets within those estimates. 
  • Basic computer skills (spreadsheet, word processing, presentations, email) 
  • AutoCAD, SAP, CIWeb, Primavera, MS Project, Relief Calc, ASPEN a plus 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Strong organization skills and ability to find practical solutions to technical issues 
  • Strong negotiating and influence skills  
  • Experience with PLC, DCS control systems and OSI PI a plus
  • Professional Engineer certification for State of Pennsylvania a plus  



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