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Sr. Engineering Project Manager

Sr. Engineering Project Manager


We have an immediate opportunity for a Sr. Engineering Project Manager based in our Port Newark facility.  The Sr. Engineering Project Manager will provide project engineering and management services in the development and execution of capital projects from $250K to $8MM primarily in the Port Newark, NJ chemical manufacturing center with a potential to support projects originating within any one of our regional facilities in the Americas (NA/LATAM).


Key Responsibilities:

  • Directly manage the internal lead disciplines, purchasing, construction and OEF's project manager in all phases of the capital project.
  • Development of capital project estimates, preparation, and submission of project summaries for approval.
  • Conducting all relevant project reviews with participation of key project team members; design, operability & maintainability, process hazards analysis, constructability.
  • Participate in preparation of Pre-Conceptual, Basic & Detailed Engineering design packages of capital projects.
  • Perform the basic engineering studies including appropriate safety and quality reviews in order to prepare the project’s investment files within +/- 10% accuracy prior to approval.
  • Prepare comprehensive project procedure manual including master & detailed schedules showing key milestones and critical path.
  • Manage the overall project capital goods purchasing effort, specifically the issuing of purchase orders to selected equipment and instrumentation vendors through technical purchasing.
  • Evaluate and render recommendations on change order requests initiated by engineering, fabrication and construction contractors.
  • Arrange for FAT inspections of appropriate purchased equipment and instruments prior to delivery.
  • Facilitate the Pre-Startup Safety Review and ensure necessary action items are completed in a timely manner.
  • Perform project commissioning phase and IQ/OQ stages of the project, Prepare closeout reports and financially close the project in collaboration with Finance and Issue monthly project status reports following Global Engineering Guidelines.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the latest approaches and techniques for effective project management.  Participate in creating/reviewing engineering standards.
  • Directly supervise the mechanical design/drafting group, ensuring productivity on prioritized assignments.


We value:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent in handling interdisciplinary complexity (technical solution, number of customers and stakeholders, disciplines, contractors …), influencing up and across and driving change
  • Independence, challenges and control of own activities
  • Availability for regional mobility



  • BS degree Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience of demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in executing major engineering capital projects, preferably in a chemical, and/or ingredients manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing practices


We offer:

  • Join an organization that focuses on developing its resources expertise in Engineering Project Management aimed at achieving superior projects execution
  • Being part of a result oriented organization culture that fosters team collaboration
  • Work for a world leading company in environmental and sustainability initiatives



    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

    function.  Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


    At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to

    reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act

    within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer

    competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


    * Generous Paid Time Off!

    * Quarterly Bonus Potential!

    * Retirement Plans!

    * 401(k) with Company Match!

    * Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

    * Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

    * Flexible Spending Accounts!

    * Subsidized Cafeteria!

    * Tobacco-Free Campus!

    * And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!

Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City