Job Detail: Plant Engineering Manager

Job Order #9999

Post Date Job Tile Location Category
11/16/2018 Plant Engineering Manager Baton Rouge - Louisiana Engineering-EE/CE


Walker Elliott has partnered with one of the world's largest producers of fertilizers and crop production materials to locate a Plant Engineering Manager at their manufacturing plant outside of Baton Rouge,LA.   The role will be responsible for providing engineering department management and capital improvement oversight at the facility.


  • Responsible for directing all engineering activities for both Process Engineering and Capital Project department.
  •  The engineering manager ensures safety is the top priority in all aspects of engineering and construction.
  • A strong understanding of environmental regulation and steps required for permitting of capital improvement and expansion projects.
  • Coordinates/Oversees the Production Engineering Superintendent to ensure the daily operations for the units are being supported and unit efficient are being monitored for potential problems and process improvements.
  • Ensuring that engineering contracts and costs are controlled.
  • Responsible for having projects installed on time and within budget.
  • Overseeing any other plant or company area of needs while complying with industry best practices, all regulatory requirements and Company.


  • Manage all aspects of the capital program. For the opportunity / expansion project this includes management of the gated approval process where first a concept is developed, then options are developed (in house our with external technology providers). The project is then managed against detailed cost estimate and schedules.
  • Ensures AFEs are completed and submitted for in timely manual for project execution.
  • Develops and manages the 5 Year Capital Project Budget program for the plant facility.
  • Supervisors the Production Engineering Superintendent and workload.
  • Coordinates management of outside engineering firms who are engaged in project activity.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of capital projects to improve, modify or replace equipment.
  • Ensures documentation control department is supporting project managers by formally issuing and receiving documents for review, electronically sharing documents with site with SharePoint and managing the flow of information between site and engineering companies.
  • Ensure that projects are properly staffed with required talent and documented with org charts.
  • Oversees the scheduling and establishment of short and long term project, and work activities priorities of departmental personnel to ensure optimum manpower utilization, compliance with project timetables, coordination with other site departments, and compliance with established Company and governmental safety and environmental policies and regulations
  • Reviews and approves all plant modifications involving major process and equipment changes to ensure that all recommendations and modifications are technically and economically sound, complies with industry safety and environmental standards and efficiencies.
  • Directs and reviews conceptual design and initiates studies to investigate modifications for improved yields, capacity, energy, efficiency, equipment performance and operating procedures and environmental standards.
  • Responsible for liaison activities with Corporate and other site groups to provide technical support and provide facility engineering and maintenance technical information.
  • Directs all site engineering department activities to ensure maintenance & engineering technical support is provided to the facility Nitrogen and Phosphate production areas, supplier & services integration in addition to any other plant area or company area of need.


  • BS ChE (preferred) or ME, CE degree from accredited university or related maintenance experience.
  • Proven management of major capital projects from conceptualization, basic engineering, detailed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning and start up.
  • Possess detailed knowledge of various technologies.
  • At least 15 years experience in the chemical, petro-chemical, fertilizer, or related continuous process operations.
  • Knowledge of the Nitrogen and Phosphate chemical processes is desirable.


  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the chemical processes, mechanical equipment and understanding of best engineering practices to ensure a safe and desired outcome is achieved.
  • Must be able to direct and supervise the process engineering staff dedicated to the operations unit along with the project management staff.
  • Also requires effective communication and management skills.
  • Team player experienced in working with at all levels from hourly construction to senior management.
  • Work requires considerable mental application and ability to work under pressure.
  • Willingness to work extended hours, particularly during scheduled outages.
  • Willingness to participate on corporate teams and assist other locations (some travel required).
  • Willingness to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and willingness to participate in weekend and holiday coverage.
  • Must be able to coordinate many simultaneous activities.

Do not apply unless you are authorized to work in the United States for any employer as client company cannot sponsor or transfer visas at this time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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