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Regional Engineering Project Manager

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Date: Apr 24, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.


AkzoNobel is named Top Employer for 2021! What an exciting time to be part of AkzoNobel! Our Team located in Nashville; TN wants you to be part of the team. With this great opportunity at AkzoNobel, you will get to travel across our 17 sites in North America.


The Regional Engineering Project Manager position is responsible for supporting the region's factories to achieve leading performance, preparing and executing capital projects by deploying highly efficient processes, embedding safety, integrating standardized tools, and engaging cross-functional teams across the Global.


You would play a key role in our CAPEX projects' success across the region and bring advanced management to the organization. 


We want you to act as CAPEX Manager in the preparation and execution of CAPEX projects in the region. Your responsibilities would include:


  • Act as CAPEX Manager in the preparation and execution of CAPEX projects in the region scrupulous applying the AkzoNobel processes and standards to deliver best-in-class projects, ranging in 1 to 50 musd
  • Support the local Engineering staff to prepare, evaluate and execute their CAPEX projects
  • Promote standard solutions, ensure the adherence to project management guidance, standard implementation and reporting
  • May have specific fields of expertise but can act as Project Manager on the majority of the Paint and Coating CAPEX projects
  • Permanently demonstrates operational awareness and understanding when developing project proposals, collaborates with stakeholders and coaches local project managers and teams to build engineering capabilities across the organization


If you are collaborative and decisive, have a problem-solving attitude, and have high ethical values, you are someone we want on our Team. 


This position demands the experience and expertise in:

  • 5+ years of experience in Operations & Capital Project/Portfolio Management
  • Has led more multiple major capex projects involving multiple functions 
  • Proven experiences of managing US and International suppliers
  • Technical and scientific understanding (MEng level) in the areas of engineering,
  • Excellent communicator, both in communication with specialists and with main stakeholders
  • Good in writing and speaking English
  • Mobile to travel across the region (can be up to+70%)
  • Flex full time hours/ Work from home days multiple times a week


AkzoNobel employs about 32,000 talented people all over the world who are passionate about paints and coatings. Reaching our ambitions while delivering high performance can only be done when everybody can bring their best self to work. That’s why we’re focused on creating a diverse and inclusive working environment. 


AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 8953 #LI-SB2

Nearest Major Market: Nashville