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Sr. Project Engineer - 2968 in Geismar, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Geismar, LA
  • Job Type:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    1/24/2018

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                     

  • Develops the general plan for a project, prepares a budget estimate and obtains approval for the plan.
  • Coordinates contracting engineering services for mechanical and I&E projects in accordance with good Engineering and safety practices, governmental regulation, plant specifications, applicable codes and underwriter requirements.  Coordinates the activities of consulting firms when necessary.
  • Initiates procurement of materials and communicates with Purchasing, vendors and stores to control expediting and receiving of material.
  • Directs designers, checks drawings and submits for approval.
  • Prepares work descriptions and specifications; issues requisitions for Purchasing to collect bids.  Reviews and provides recommendation on engineering bid comparisons and submits for approval.
  • Coordinates field installation, inspects and accepts work. Prepares contractors information list and reviews it periodically to check the performance of each contractor.
  • Prepares project status, construction progress, forecast and cost reports on a monthly basis.
  • Collects and distributes Engineering data and instructions for each specific project, communicates with Maintenance and Production to acquire design feedback from experience on previously installed equipment and material.
  • Provide required engineering services and technical knowledge for the application of new or different processes, equipment, and materials to existing production units to improve production rates, quality, lower production cost, or to improve equipment reliability.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of ten to fifteen years of experience in a chemical or petrochemical plant or related industry in the engineering field and five years of project engineering experience is required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

B.S. Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical or related field).