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Project Engineer

Company: Westlake Plastics Co
Location: Middletown
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Fulltime - Onsite/Partial Remote - Engineering
- Define project scope, determine work procedures/sequences, team identification and develop schedules, budgets, vendor lists, and milestones/check points
- Work with the Sales organization to plan, implement and monitor progress of new product development projects that have direct revenue generation potential
- Collaborate with Operations and Engineering to manage the execution of scale up and process improvement initiatives
- Coordinate design of experiments, oversee implementation, execution, control, and completion of projects related to new product launches/process improvement initiatives
- Create and present monthly progress reports and summary reports (as required) that highlight schedules with milestones, stakeholder analysis, risks and mitigation measures, and financial considerations
- Track and manage project(s) costs, identify unfavorable variances, and work with team members and/or management to minimize financial and/or schedule impacts throughout the project lifecycle
- Design and conduct simple proof of concept experiments to validate our capability and share learnings/gaps with management team to launch new product development programs via stage gate process
- Collaborate with cross functional team of stakeholders to develop and implement a stage gate process suitable for Westlake Plastics business
- Identify, create, and collaborate with cross functional teams and leverage expertise from different departments/plants/locations
- Experience working in a stage gate product development environment
- Excellent project management, analytical and people skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presenting to executive level management; ability to convey complex information in a concise manner to diverse audiences
- Able to collaborate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization and influence team members and stakeholders without direct management authority
- Able to bring structure to loosely defined processes and to develop requirements and process when presented with ambiguity
- Proven track record of creating ideas, leading early-stage projects, and working with multiples stakeholders (internal and external)
- Able to identify and manage complex interdependencies between tasks and resources
- Ability to build and maintain strategic relationships, both internally and externally
- Ability to travel to Customer locations across the US and the Mayfield, PA plant as required
- Follow and comply with all OSHA and company safety procedures.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (materials, mechanical, or equivalent)
- PMP certification or comparable experience preferred
- 5+ years of work experience in managing technical projects/new product development in a manufacturing environment
- Experience in the Chemical or Plastics industry is highly preferable, Polymer Engineering experience is a plus
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and good working knowledge of statistical & engineering design toolsPI177766194

Keywords: Westlake Plastics Co, Reading , Project Engineer, Other , Middletown, Pennsylvania

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