Engineering Manager

Minooka, IL 60435

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Executive/ Management Job Number: Na772617225 Compensation: $165000-185000 / year

Job Description

Title: Senior Engineering Manager
Location: Joliet, IL
Travel: 50%
Salary: $170k/yr-$180k/yr
MUST HAVE: Chemical/refinery experience; $10 million + in CapEx management

Sterling Engineering is currently looking for a Sr. Engineer Manager for a large customer we are partnered with in Joliet, IL.

  • Project Leadership & Management: Collaborate with leadership to ensure engineering supports growth plan through plant upgrades and new operations.
  • Oversee development and communication of annual furnace rebuild project plans.
  • Ensure project managers utilize effective principles like project charters and the FEL process.
  • Participate actively as part of the Americas Leadership Team.
  • Engineering Costs: Manage and control the annual Engineering budget.
  • Define, implement, and manage the annual budgeting process, aligning it with business goals.
  • Partner with VP of Manufacturing & Engineering and Finance to analyze costs and deliver forecasts.
  • Human Resource Management: Partner with HR on hiring, staffing, training, development, and performance management for the engineering team.
  • Capital Expenditure (CAPEX):Ensure effective management and progress of the Americas Capital program.
  • Collaborate with plants and Process Manufacturing Technology on key engineering projects using the FEL stage-gate process.
  • Quality & Safety: Ensure high-quality engineering work provides clarity for construction and installation.
  • Develop and implement a Quality program for achieving zero internal and external defects.

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, M.S. degree preferred with 8+ years relevant experience in large capital projects. International experience is beneficial.
  • 10-15 years of experience in industrial chemicals and/or glass plants with experience in both engineering and operations.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in managing capital projects in the chemicals and/or glass industry following a Design/Bid/Build approach. Demonstrated ability to manage capital projects of up $30 MM - $50+ MM.

Meet Your Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt
Technical Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt is a dedicated and experienced Senior Recruiting Team Lead passionate about empowering individuals through career opportunities. With an impressive track record of 8 years at Sterling, she has significantly impacted the organization's talent acquisition and development strategies.

With a remarkable 12-year career in the field of recruiting, Ashley has garnered a deep understanding of the industry's dynamics and trends. She has witnessed the ever-changing job market and thrived in guiding people through its complexities. For Ashley, the most rewarding aspect of recruitment is finding people roles that can genuinely improve their professional lives.

As a Senior Recruiting Team Lead, Ashley's leadership abilities shine through as she leads her team to excel in their roles. She believes in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment where all team member's strengths are recognized and utilized to achieve collective success.

Advice for candidates from Ashley: “Reflect on your skill sets and what makes you happy, be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses. Strengthen your online presence and always be networking!”

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