Project Engineer

United States, Rochester (New York)

Project Engineer

What makes YOU different?

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) combines technological innovation with world class manufacturing and process excellence.  Together, these enable our customers to deliver their discoveries in key areas:

Microbial Control Solutions serves consumer and technical markets by safeguarding resources and peoples’ wellbeing. We are a trusted and innovative supplier of microbial control solutions and chemical technologies used in a wide range of industrial and consumer solutions. Our vast product portfolio of microbial control and chemical technologies offer quality products backed by technical and regulatory expertise, meeting our customers’ current and future needs.

Specialty Chemical Services provides solutions for composite materials and processing additives for technically demanding industries, such as electronics, transportation and aerospace. We also provide performance intermediates & chemicals for many industrial applications, such as agro intermediates, food & feed ingredients, cosmetics, non-current good manufacturing practices (non-cGMP) intermediates, and custom development & manufacturing.

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) is looking for a Project Engineer for our Rochester, NY plant. This person will be responsible for the management of project development from initial inquiry to project execution.  Typically works on larger projects, ranging from $10K to $10MM (at times, in conjunction with Global Engineering.).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the Lonza Chemicals philosophy, “The Vision is Zero” in his/her job routine.  Works to attain the purpose, “Zero injuries, Zero process incidents, Zero distribution incidents, and Zero environmental incidents”.

  • Supports our “Product Stewardship” initiative to ensure the health, safety and environmental performance of our products throughout the products’ life cycle.

  • Responsible for the planning, monitoring and executing of the defined capital project scope, ensuring cost, timing and quality objectives are met within a PSM and GMP environment.  Ensure schedule is adhered to during the life of the project. 

  • Creates P&ID Redlines, uses Chem Cad/Process modeling as required to evaluate hydraulics, evaluate relief devices or heat transfer systems. 

  • Prepares engineering documentation and engineering calculations necessary for project implementation to include process design calculations and specification for piping, equipment and control instrumentation.

  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on project milestones and providing appropriate status reports to management, stakeholders, and customers.

  • Accountability to resolve any project issues and proactively resolve problems throughout the life of the project.

  • Overall responsibility for managing contractors for the site.  Including, but not limited, safety performance, auditing to good engineering practices, etc.

  • Supports operations, engineering and maintenance with technical expertise and/or advice.

  • Participates and lead interdisciplinary reviews on all new and existing projects, including but not limited to:  Process, P&ID, Hazop’s, PHA’s, MI, etc.

Key Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Chemical Engineering required

  • Ability to analyze large amounts of data in Excel

  • Knowledge of capital project development, execution, and field implementation

  • Understanding of process improvements

  • Working knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to its customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R31340