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Project Engineer

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

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 and assistance of technical purchasing, qualify outside engineering firms, develop RFP's, and evaluate bid proposals.
  • 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.
  • Manage the overall project capital goods purchasing effort, specifically the issuing of purchase orders to selected equipment and instrumentation vendors through technical purchasing.
  • Manage construction activities on the field at the site where project is being executed. Oversee subcontractors and vendors to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Monitor, control and report on performance against project quality, budget and schedule original plan.
  • Evaluate and render recommendations on change order requests initiated by engineering, fabrication and construction contractors. Approve contractor’s invoices for payment.
  • Facilitate the Pre-Startup Safety Review and ensure necessary action items are completed in a timely manner.
  • Issue monthly project status reports following Global Engineering Guidelines.
  • Other duties may be required and assigned as necessary.

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
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related.
  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Business, or Project Management is preferred
  • Approximately 5 years of experience in the Plant and Project Engineering field preferred; particularly in a chemical and/or ingredients manufacturing environment
  • Knowledgeable in cGMP manufacturing practices

We offer:  

  • A highly visible regional role delivering capital investment projects to the Supply Chain organization
  • Join an organization that focus in developing its resources expertise in Engineering Project Management aimed at achieving superior projects execution
  • Being part of a result oriented organization culture that foster 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


offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and outstanding benefits programs.



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