Engineering Manager

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Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Waukegan, IL, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

Manages  engineering projects, concerning all the machines, utilities, facilities and buildings.

Maintains facilities and equipment, ensures equipment availability and drives technical improvements, necessary for both existing and new processes and products.

Key Accountabilities

  • Performs and oversees project management and engineering of capital and expense projects including scope development, safety reviews, equipment specifications, quotation of equipment, bid package development-quoting for installations, field supervision of construction, cost control, commissioning, and project closure.
  • Plans, coordinates, controls and fully embeds engineering changes up to agreed thresholds in accordance with quality and costs objectives.
  • Manages capex plan on behalf of Site Manager and delivers project studies, pre-projects and capital project at quality, in time and within budget.
  • Contributes in defining needs by bringing technical expertise and by formalizing the strategic elements of the project. Supports the site departments in their investment request applications.
  • Joins regional team to lead multi-sites projects and to exchange best practices.
  • Develops and manages the Maintenance and Engineering budget (costs, quality, service & HSE) including cost allocation model.
  • Ensures that site maintenance operations are planned and executed in accordance with timing, quality and costs objectives.
  • Ensures timely and accurate availability of reports and metrics required to manage M&E costs and service.
  • Secures reliability and availability of installation through establishing appropriate preventive maintenance and inspection plans that satisfy regulatory and business needs.
  • Manages and scales up the manufacturing implementation of new products on site in line with the New Product Introduction Procedures (Stage Gate Process).
  • Enables and contributes to the implementation of CI / ALPS initiatives.
  • Stays informed about, amongst others, relevant technology, company news and current SHE standards, and takes action if necessary. Identifies what the pertinent information is to use.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree (chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil engineering or equivalent)

7-10 years

Significant experience in chemical or mechanical construction project engineering

Familiarity with the codes and standards regulating the chemical process industry

People management experience


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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: 25791