Sr Project Manager
Company: Vantage Specialty Chemicals
Posted on: January 15, 2022
The SR Project Manage r is a new role at our Gurnee, IL
location. The role has direct oversight responsibility for capital
projects undertaken at Vantage. The normal flow of events in a
project may includes: completion of project design and developing a
firm cost estimate, firm project design and a commitment on
equipment, developing bid packages and going to contractors for
bids on equipment and installation, coordinating and checking the
actual construction, start-up and modifications of finished
equipment and an Advice of Physical Completion for the project, and
recommending routing maintenance, spare parts, listing necessary
information and a financial closing (over or under estimate and
why). May act as a Field Construction Manager or, in some cases,
the Commissioning Manager.
In the area of technical assistance, the incumbent looks into
problems of a production, maintenance or technical nature, such as
equipment failure or a process bottleneck. Incumbent researches and
defines the problem, designs or modifies equipment and/or process
bottleneck. Incumbent researches and defines the problem, designs
or modifies equipment and/or process after determining cost
feasibility and receiving departmental approval. The position is
also responsible for implementing management systems (procedures,
training, and assessments) to comply with the company's Engineering
Perform all or segments of the necessary engineering work on
assigned studies and projects to modify equipment and processes to
increase output, reduce costs, eliminate safety hazards, and/or
improve product quality. (60%)
Lead Vantage efforts to implement procedures and practices to
comply with aspects of the companies Engineering Procedures.
Conceive and recommend projects for improvement of existing
practices and conditions to increase output, reduce costs, improve
working conditions, eliminate safety hazards, and/or improve
product quality. (15%)
Study existing situations (equipment, processes, manufacturing
procedures, etc.), considering possible improvements or
modifications, and preparing reports complete with conclusions and
recommendations as a result of studies. Incumbent plans or assist
in planning the approach to projects or segments of projects
assigned by supervisor and for plant turnarounds. When assigned
complete responsibility for small projects, supervises and
participates in all aspects of the projects from inception to
start-up (designs, estimates, calculations, test runs, etc.) and
resolves all problems encountered. Resolves all problems relevant
to particular engineering disciplines (chemical, civil, electrical,
etc.) when assigned responsibility for portions of major projects.
Draws on particular engineering knowledge to assist in
troubleshooting equipment and/or process malfunctions. Detailed
technical process assistance may be provided by other Engineers,
but the incumbent is expected to make relevant and innovative
contributions wherever possible.
Works routinely with other department heads and managers to assist
in formulation of Vantage capital plan and refines proposals for
While reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, there remains
a strong dotted line to the site manager and his staff. Actions
taken and plans developed must be formulated with an eye to the
site manager being the real customer.
Responsible for assisting in the development of technical
improvements in equipment, processes, manufacturing procedures,
etc. Directly affects profits by assisting in trouble-shooting
equipment and/or process malfunctions and thereby restoring the
plant to maximum operating efficiency. Responsible for adherence to
safety and health rules & regulations.
Plays a major role in executing the Capital budget of approximately
$10 Million. Annually supervises or participates in 10-12 small
($25,000 or less) construction projects from inception to start-up.
Annually manages 1 or 2 major ($.5MM and up) projects, assuming
total responsibility for cost, scope, and technical success.
Bachelor's degree in a related technical field BSME is highly
Minimum five (5) years of engineering experience.
Supervisory experience with small groups
Well-developed human relations and communication skills,
particularly as this pertains to a Union environment.
Experience in the chemical industry or other process plants, with
related technologies is strongly preferred.
Keywords: Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Waukegan , Sr Project Manager, Executive , Gurnee, Illinois
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