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Engineering Manager

Location: IA, IA
Date Posted: 03-14-2018
Job Summary:
The Engineering Manager provides administration and coordination of all project, process, and plant engineering activities within the Complex to ensure safe and reliable operations of equipment within the fiscal budgets.  The manager has oversight of the team that assures compliance with applicable codes and standards, including sustaining a world class mechanical integrity program covering and overseeing repairs to fixed assets at the Complex. The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership and communication skills and foster healthy and collaborative relationships with other the Managers of other departments.   Additionally, this position will network with other Engineering Managers throughout the company to share best practices and assure reliable and technically competent execution of project, process, and plant engineering work across the Complex.

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Ensure awareness of and compliance with corporate and facility EHS policies and standards throughout their department.  Additionally, promote timely follow-up to action items from both internal and external investigations and audits.
  2. Actively support and participate in established corporate and facility-based Environment, Health, and Safety initiatives, and assist in the proposal and development of new initiatives as required.
  3. Support and enhance facility incident reduction initiatives through personal engagement and promoting individual accountability for safety performance within the Engineering Department and across the broader organization.
  4. Provide direction and coordination of engineering staff resources to ensure the fulfillment of departmental goals, including definition of major areas of responsibility, training and development requirements, performance management, and corporate reporting requirements.
  5. Maintain a high ethical and professional standard to ensure a competent staff of technical and administrative personnel capable of achieving present and future objectives.
  6. Facilitate developmental opportunities for department employees and assist in the process of identifying and developing high potential individuals across the site.
  7. Actively mentor and provide guidance to appropriate personnel to assist in development of future supervisory and management candidates for operations, maintenance and engineering departments.
  8. Assist in the manpower planning process and the recruitment of required manpower resources for the Engineering Department and key roles that interface with the Engineering Department on a regular basis.
  9. Prepare and administer annual department operating budget and actively participate in the facility budgeting process.
  10. Manage the site capital budget process, including leading process for budget item identification and prioritization, project justification, project scope development and submission for approval, and regular reporting of capital projects.
  11. Ensure the planning, organizing, and execution of the engineering and construction work necessary for capital projects.  This includes technology assessment, detail engineering scope development, equipment specification development, vendor selection, construction/installation management and quality control/assurance, commissioning activities, and post-startup evaluation of benefits. 
  12. Develop and maintain procedures and standard processes for execution of capital execution of capital projects for all plant replacements, modifications and additions, and ensure that all work is delivered in strict conformity with appropriate design specifications and applicable code requirements.
  13. Provide technical support for the plant operation team to monitor energy efficiency, production, and equipment performance, and propose improvements/modifications to operation when needed.
  14. Ensure reporting and record keeping activities of the Engineering group meet the requirements of internal and external stakeholders.
  15. Provide detailed engineering support to monitor and progress the site Management of Change process.
  16. Participate in Process Hazard Analyses, both for new projects/processes as well as revalidation of studies from existing processes.
  17. Assure the Plant engineering team actively participates in plant routine maintenance and turnaround and/or plant shutdown activities with the purpose of maintaining the Complex equipment and piping to assure reliability and the safety of employees, contractors, guests, and the community. Develop, review, update and approve site design specifications for equipment (fixed and rotating).
  18. Manage and maintain site document control system.
  19. Actively participate in the Crisis Communication Team.
  20. Serve as a potential delegate for General Manager in his/her absence.
  21. Have knowledge of and ensure compliance with all relevant codes and standards applicable to the facility (API, ASME, PSM) and assure the facility is in compliance with Mechanical Integrity requirements for the facility.
  22. Other duties as assigned.
Successful in incumbents will have:
  1. Commitment to, and demonstrated passion for, achieving an incident free work place, with track records of demonstrated and active involvement in structural systems improvements.  Experience with behavioral based safety programs is a plus.
  2. Effective organizational, time management and communication skills.
  3. Physical capability, availability, willingness, and ability to work in a team environment.
  4. Good interpersonal and influential skills.
  5. Strong computer related skills.
  6. Good work ethics that promotes the health and well-being of the individual and environment.
  7. Strong analytical, troubleshooting and decision making skills.
  8. Self-motivated in advancing to the highest level possible.
  9. High functioning engineering knowledge and related work experience.
  10. A passion for learning company plant technologies.
  11. Significant experience working on plant based projects from concept through to commissioning.
  12. Experience developing and managing execution of facility capital plan.
  13. Demonstrated track record of continuous plant improvement and efficiency, energy reduction and increased production rates.
  14. Senior leadership team experience with strategic plant visioning and commitment to the wider company team as a whole.
  15. Strong financial aptitude, with strong compliance/control behaviors with regard to asset management / depreciation / capital plan justification.
Internal Controls:
Establishes and implements processes and procedures to meet departmental internal control requirements. Ensures that established processes/procedures are followed as designed. Works with Internal Controls Department to identify deficiencies in existing processes/procedures, the need for new ones, and the extent to which such processes/procedures are being followed.  Develops and implements corrective actions with regard to department internal controls as necessary.

Job Specifications:
  • BS degree (Mechanical, Chemical or Process Engineering).
  • Preferred 10 years’ minimum progressive experience in a PSM standard covered plant.  Preference will be given to fertilizer manufacturing, petrochemical or refining experience.
  • Proven technical and supervisory skills in a plant environment, including mentoring, coaching and leadership.
  • Strong background in project management and implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization, from hourly employees to senior executives of the company.
  • Competent with applicable codes, regulations and standards.
  • Legally eligible to work in the USA.
  • Ability to travel internationally.  Job requires roughly 10% travel (primarily within North America).
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
  • Must be willing to relocate to other company locations.
  • Must successfully obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential card (TWIC).
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