Principal Process Design Engineer (Hybrid location)
Job DescriptionWe're hiring a Principal Process Design Engineer who will report to the Director, Process Engineering and Design and be responsible for process design as the processing engineering resource and will lead activities associated with scoping, design and start-up of capital projects across Grace. This position will lead a team of engineering professionals (internal and contract resources) on a project by project basis deployed across a portfolio of strategic capital projects that are aligned with the growth and productivity goals of the company. In addition, this position will have to drive improvements to process design practices and rigor on capital projects across the company.The Principal Process Design Engineer is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of process engineering and design required to support $50-$100 M strategic capital spend. You will direct process engineering and design activities required to successfully support all phases of capital project execution from concept through authorization and final design.This position is based at our corporate headquarters in Columbia, MD, with a hybrid split-week working in the office and remote/home option.ResponsibilitiesLead, demonstrate and ensure a strong safety culture within the organization with a particular emphasis on process safety and hazards during designLeads and manages a team of 1-5 engineers (internal + contractors) supporting engineering design for strategic capital projects across all product linesWith Project Managers and ISC Directors the individual prioritizes and aligns process design resources to meet strategic and operating commitmentsCollaborate with Process Technology leaders and ISC to ensure successful design and scale-up of new processes and equipment to manufacturing (Cost, quality, schedule)Defines procedures and work processes to strengthen linkage between concept, data and process design for a more robust manufacturing processInteracts with equipment vendors and other suppliers during design, assembly and final installationDevelops order of magnitude and merit level capital estimates for screening purposes of project alternatives.Partners with Process Innovation Center engineers to identify and evaluate state of the art equipment and technologies that will improve manufacturing capability or lower production costsEvaluates process engineering aspects of M&A due diligence and supports integration as neededSupport other engineering related activities throughout the company by leading and participating in task force teamsRequired QualificationsB.S. Degree with an Engineering discipline, preferably Chemical Engineering15+ years industrial technical experience10+ years technical management experience with demonstrated ability to build and lead a diverse organization of technical personnel, manage a complex project portfolio and manage to safety, financial and team performance objectivesUnderstanding of accounting, budgeting and financialExcellent verbal, written and presentation communication skillsDemonstrated ability to network effectively within the business unit and to stakeholders and collaborators outside the teamUp to 50% of travel including internationalPreferred QualificationsFamiliarity with Grace products and unit operationsOperations and process development experience#WRGRACEBenefitsMedical, Dental, Vision InsuranceLife Insurance and DisabilityGrace Wellness ProgramFlexible WorkplaceRetirement Plans401(k) Company Match - Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%Paid Vacation and HolidaysParental LeaveTuition ReimbursementCompany Donation Match ProgramGrace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.