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Date:  Jul 11, 2024
Location:  Charleston
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Are you looking for a new challenge? For our location Charleston we are looking for a(n) Senior Project Engineer - Process & Mechanical.

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 in the field in chemical, process, and mechanical engineering related to capital investment projects at all WACKER sites in NCA region.


  • Target and prioritize tasks in project execution
  • Coordination of work processes, interface with other departments, external contractors, and resources such as project team members
  • Estimate, review, and edit the effects of future projects in terms of business objectives
  • Conduct assessments of technical results and compliance with legal, internal guidelines, and regulations
  • Processing and implementing all legal, economic, safety, and environmental regulations, standards, and codes
  • Execution of pre-engineering concepts, studies, alternatives, and strategies
  • Evaluate process optimization, simulations, and risk assessments
  • Conduct overall engineering and project management tasks such as process and system planning; designs; specifications; calculation of cost estimates; expenditure planning; project appropriation requests; scheduling, permit or regulatory planning; safety, quality, and regulatory reviews; and subcontractor and construction management


What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required; chemical or mechanical engineering is preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of project management, project engineering, plant/production engineering & maintenance
  • 2+ years of relevant engineering supervisory experience mentioring junior engineers
  • Chemical industry / Oil & Gas experience in operations and/or maintenance environment a plus
  • 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 challenges
  • Thorough understanding of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) of highly hazardous chemicals; especially regarding process hazard analysis (PHA), management of change (MOC), process safety information (PSI), recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP), and pre-startup safety review (PSSR) processes
  • Ability to develop and maintain process flow diagrams (PFD), process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), energy and mass balances of chemical plants
  • Ability to create equipment datasheets and specifications for tanks, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, reactors, filters, etc. according to applicable ASME and API codes / standards
  • Ability to design piping systems according to ASME 31.3 including stress analysis, hydraulic calculations, use of 3D model, and creation of piping isometrics
  • Knowledge of pressure relief device design according to API 520 and API 521
  • Ability to create a scopes of work (SOW) package for engineering and construction services to be provided by an external vendor
  • Ability to develope a cost estimate for a project including a detailed breakdown by each discipline for engineering design and construction services; Understanding different techniques used based on level of accuracy needed
  • Ability to build and oversee a schedule for each project stage gate (FEL 1-3 and Execution) with a critical path
  • Strong project engineering skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to perform and succeed in an environment of schedule and cost pressure
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and intercultural teams
  • Strong multitasking capability
  • Leadership skills combined with team player attitude
  • Objective judgement and fact-based decision-making approach
  • Capable of professionally dealing with changing priorities and scope requirements
  • 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: 25595 
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.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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