Project Engineer I/II/III/Senior - Process & Mechanical

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Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Charleston, TN, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



At our site in Charleston, we are currently looking for a ​Project Engineer I/II/III/Senior - Process & Mechanical​ to be a part of our growing team.



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 engineer for our site in Charleston, TN.


What you will do:

The Project Engineer provides project engineering and project management services related to capital investment projects for Wacker sites in the NCA region. This position will require working in a multi-discipline team with multiple interfaces to internal customers, internal services such as procurement and regulatory affairs, as well as external suppliers and contractors. Domestic travel and international travel will be required occasionally over an extended period of time dependent on project assignment.


Managerial Duties (in coordination with the supervisor) 

  • Manage and provide technical direction to assigned engineering team members
  • Compile and provide reports related to area of responsibility
  • Target and priority setting in the project execution
  • Coordination, control, information of / about: work processes and interface, specialist departments, contractors, resources (personnel, equipment, internal legwork)
  • Estimate, review, and edit the effects in terms of the business objectives
  • Conduct assessments of technical results and compliance with legal, internal guidelines, and regulations.
  • Steering, assess, control: technical results, the implementation on IMS (Integrated Management System) and compliance with legal and internal guidelines


Technical Duties

  • Processing and implementation of legal, economic, safety and environmental regulations, standards, and codes
  • Execution of pre-engineering, concepts, studies, alternatives, strategies
  • Evaluate process optimization, simulation, and risk assessment
  • Conduct the overall engineering and project management tasks such as process and system planning, design, specification, calculation of cost estimates, expenditure planning, project appropriation request, scheduling, permit/regulatory planning, safety, quality and regulatory reviews, subcontracting, procurement, construction management, commissioning support, plant handover, performance test, acceptance, rejection handling
  • Coordinate 3rd party contractors and suppliers involved in the project
  • Monitor project progress and compile project reports
  • Coordination interfaces to other engineering disciplines involved in the project
  • Manage changes in scope and/or priorities during project execution
  • Applying best practices related to project management, engineering, and construction
  • Utilize value engineering practices
  • Compile and provide project as-built documentation
  • Drive and support continuous improvement related to safety, quality, and cost
  • Represent Wacker's interests towards authorities, suppliers, and contractors
  • 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
  • Perform all tasks and assignments in accordance with Wacker's policies and procedures


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience 
  • Experience related to process and mechanical engineering in a project, operations, and/or maintenance environment in the field of chemical engineering  
  • Project management experience    
  • Thorough understanding of engineering principles, relevant codes, and construction practices to effectively manage projects and to apply efficient and innovative solutions to technical and organizational challenge    
  • Expertise in life-safety systems and automated material handling applications is sought            
  • Able to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure
  • Capable of professionally dealing with changing priorities and scope requirements
  • Strong process and mechanical engineering skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-driven and motivated team player with strong communication skills 


Life at Wacker:

Wacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves and desire team members that share these interests. You will be valued for your contributions and perspectives as we continue to grow together. Your career is important to us, and we want to foster a mutually beneficial relationship where you feel heard, understood, and fulfilled. We consider our employees’ overall health and satisfaction when creating a benefits package. Below are some of the additional incentives our employees enjoy.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Effective Day 1
  • 401(k) with Employer Contribution and Match
  • Opportunity for Future Growth and Advancement
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation and Holiday
  • and much more!


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 22773 




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 classes.

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