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EMEA Engineering Project Manager

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Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel

The Regional Engineering Project Manager position is responsible for supporting the factories of the region to achieve leading performance in preparation and execution of capital projects through the deployment of highly efficient processes, embedding safety, integration of standardized tools and engaging cross-functional teams.




  • Acting as CAPEX Manager in the preparation and execution of CAPEX projects in the region applying the AkzoNobel processes and standards to deliver best-in-class projects;
    • Ensuring an early and clear definition of the project scope, deliverables and the engagement of the end-users through the development of a user requirements specification (URS),
    • Capturing the local technical needs/specifics, in close collaboration with the factory representatives,
    • Identifying and activating the relevant Global Engineering resources and standards to ensure optimal solutions,
    • Deciding and designing the adequate technical solutions for the project, accurately scope and cost them,
    • Translating the URS and Basis of Design (BoD) to Basic Engineering Package,
    • Managing an internal or external Engineering team to deliver BEP and Detailed Engineering Packages,
    • Deciding the contracting model in collaboration with Procurement,
    • Selecting the suppliers based on agreed criteria and bidding outcomes, issueing purchase requisition,
    • Reporting the project situation and outlook, escalating to Steerco and Engineering management in case of risk of deviations.
  • Supporting the local Engineering staff to prepare, evaluate and execute their CAPEX projects.
  • Contributing to other projects during peer reviews.
  • Promoting standard solutions, ensuring the adherence to project management guidance, standard implementation and reporting.
  • In selected cases acting as Project Manager on the Paint and Coating CAPEX projects (depending on the project specifics).
  • Constantly demonstrating operational awareness and understanding when developing project proposals, collaborating with stakeholders and coaching local project managers and teams to build engineering capabilities across the organization.

Job requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in Operations & Capital Project/Portfolio Management.
  • Experience in leading multiple major CAPEX projects involving multiple functions.
  • Proven experience of managing suppliers.
  • Technical and scientific understanding (MEng level) in the areas of engineering.
  • Collaborative and decisive, problem solving attitude, high ethical values.
  • Excellent communicator, both in communication with specialists and with main stakeholders.
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Mobile across the region (up to+70%).