Project Manager

Job Description

Grace is expanding its Capital Projects team by adding a Project Manager to be based in the Gulf Coast Region who will be involved with entire life cycle execution of corporate projects in the development, design and construction of projects within the Materials Technology and/or Specialty Catalyst business segments. 

As an owners representative you will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage project scope, cost, schedule and quality to meet stakeholder expectations.
  • Ensures the project meets safety and quality standards both in design through execution. Ensures the project is designed and installed using sound engineering principles and in accordance with national codes and standards as well as Grace Corporate wide procedures and standards
  • Ensures necessary project procedures and policies are developed, implemented and adhered to by the project team.
  • Works with outside project advisory consultant to ensure that project is executed using best practices. Identifies and closes gaps in project execution methods to ensure project delivers scope on schedule and within budget.
  • Coordinates and manages changes to project scope or execution plan with project team, contractors, and capital project steering committee.
  • Manages project team, including contractors, to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Coordinates with Supply Chain organization to ensure that procurement plans are developed and executed in compliance with Grace policies and applicable laws. Ensures procurement process delivers value to Grace.
  • Effectively communicates project status, issues and risks to all stakeholders, including the executive leadership team.
  • Assists in the review and evaluation of project management documents, specifications, design deliverables, equipment procurement and contracted services.
  • Ensures project deliverables and documents are retained, organized and delivered to the plant operations at the conclusion of the project
  • Leads and participates in various project and kickoff meetings throughout project life cycle.

Required Skills

  • Must have strong communication and inter-personal skills at all levels of an organization.
  • This position will require approximately 50% travel (throughout the US) and will require the project manager to be onsite during the key phases of the project

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in successfully managing chemical plant capital projects of >$15MM.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute all phases of capital project management (front end design, project funding authorization, detail design, construction, commissioning, start-up, and close out).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage engineering and construction contractors to deliver scope within budget and on schedule.
  • 10+ years’ experience in project engineering and project. management in the chemical manufacturing, petrochemical industry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Acting as an Owners representative.
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously at different stages.

W.R. Grace & Co
Full time
lake charles, Louisiana 70601, US