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Chemical Plant Project Engineer

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:06:43 PM
  • 2931893
  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Business Segment: Aviation Supply Chain
Location(s): United States; Alabama; Huntsville

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GE Aviation is investing more than $200 million to construct two factories on 100 acres in Huntsville, Alabama. One plant will mass produce silicon carbide (SiC) ceramic fiber, the first high volume production operation in the U.S. The adjacent GE factory on the same campus will use the SiC ceramic fiber to make unidirectional CMC prepreg necessary to fabricate the CMC components . Once fully operational, the Huntsville facilities will employ up to 300 people. Huntsville is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. The city successfully combines the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity. Technology, space, and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army's Redstone Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park. The quality of life is second to none - with a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities.

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Role Summary:
The Chemical Plant Project Engineer will work in a team environment, often in a leader role, assigned to lead multiple projects and programs and drive project success. The successful candidate will develop and deploy practical and innovative ways to identify and meet project goals. In this role you will be responsible for work that is less defined in scope, develop and execute objectives, plans, and schedules for self and others and have the ability to affect long and short term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities Include :

  • Serve as primary contact for Facility related project
  • Resolve specification and commercial issues, manage correspondence, provide periodic updates, ensure project goals are achieved, and negotiate / coordinate with Site Leaders as appropriate
  • Analyze production needs, and determine a technical solution including: electrical, plant utility services, floor space, and EHS requirements
  • Be responsibility for leading project teams to deliver results including; Engineering, Manufacturing, EHS, Quality, Sourcing, Logistics, Finance and Contracted Services
  • Lead project team to identify & manage risks, monitor budgets and schedules, and initiate corrective action where appropriate
  • Develop a statement of work, budget requirements, project plan, determine suitable vendors for bid release, review bids against SOW, award contract
  • Input purchase requisitions for all project related expenses
  • Manage outside contractors' performance, safety and quality of work
  • Ensure on-time delivery in accordance with project goals
  • Manage project risk issues including receivables, claims, contract changes, EHS and Quality compliance, and effective project closeout
  • Approve vendor invoices for payment
  • Have familiarity of OSHA 1910.119 (PSM), and demonstrate strengths and experience with HAZOP, Process Hazard Analysis, and Pre-Start-Up-Safety-Reviews associated with newly installed equipment


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a project management, project engineering, site construction, or manufacturing role


  • This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs / projects
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Prior Chemical Plant Project Management Experienced Leading Design, Construction, and Commissioning and Start-Up
  • Established project management skills
  • Project Engineering, Project Management experience in chemical industry
  • OSHA 1910.119 (PSM) experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Stage Gate Project Process (FEL, Procurement, Design Development, Construction, Commissioning, Start-Up)
  • Construction management experience
  • Field engineering experience
  • Contract management experience
  • High energy level - self-starter
  • Technical knowledge of liquid, gas, and solids handling processing systems
  • Microsoft suite proficiency
  • Six Sigma or equivalent quality training
  • Sense of urgency in dealing with issues and tasks
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to effectively manage a matrix team / organization
  • Ability and willingness to anticipate events and develop adaptive strategies / remedies
  • Strong skills in customer relationship building, facilitation, and matrix management
  • GE Leadership Development program (PMDP, PMLP, OMLP, JOLP, RELP or equivalent)

    Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.

    At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.


    Locations: United States; Alabama; Huntsville

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

     GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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