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Global Engineering Manager

Company: Verdant Specialty Solutions, Inc.
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

About Verdant Specialty Solutions

Verdant Specialty Solutions is a global specialty chemical company. Its customers include world-leading personal care and home care brands, energy solutions providers, and industrial companies. Verdant's vision is to be the go-to provider of batch specialty surfactant-based chemistry for applications in the consumer and industrial markets. Based in Houston, the company has nine locations in the US and Europe. Verdant's international team of 280 employees are committed to safety, quality, and supply reliability.

Why Join Verdant?

Opportunities for growth Verdant is a fast-growing company that has the spirit of a small business. The company was formed in May 2021, so every employee plays an important role in culture and performance. It offers a dynamic 'start up' atmosphere with opportunities for professional growth.

Committed to safety Despite having the spirit of a small business, Verdant rivals larger companies in its commitment to safety. Verdant prides itself on industry-leading environmental, safety, health and quality standards. At Verdant, there is no priority higher than safety

About the position We are looking for a Global Engineering Manager, located in Houston, Texas. The Global Engineering Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the approved capital plan/budget and day-to-day management of Verdant engineering priorities. The engineering manager will also be responsible for process technology at Verdant sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual capital and maintenance plan and budget.
  • In conjunction with Plant Management, develop long range plans, goals, and objectives for the Company.
  • Accountable for the overall management and execution of the capital plan ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and company standards.
  • Develop and drive company KVDs, especially those related to Engineering and Technology.
  • Provide leadership and management to the engineering team to develop scopes, estimates, design, and procurement deliverables for construction as per capital plan.
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of outside engineering resources to ensure cost efficient development of front-end loading, and detailed design engineering plans.
  • Responsible for prioritizing projects, resources, and funding restraints.
  • Coordinate with operations and maintenance to align construction activities to ensure minimal impact to customers and business results.
  • Develops and updates engineering design and equipment specifications and standards.
  • Evaluates and recommends new technologies to enhance safety, reliability, and performance.
  • Observe, adheres to, and enforces all safety policies and procedures. Participates in plant safety processes.
  • Provide leadership and development to the Engineering team to include training, coaching, goal setting, performance management, talent development and succession planning
  • May be required to perform other duties, as assigned


    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or other technical degree.
      • Experience managing capital programs a must.
      • A minimum of 5 years of directly related work experience and at least one (1) year in a leadership role directly managing others
      • Technical knowledge and experience involving a wide variety of chemical process equipment, hardware, and plant operations
      • Knowledge of capital project planning and execution
      • Ability to conduct feasibility studies, determine manpower, prepare cost estimates, and develop engineering criteria
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and manage multiple priorities and maintain clear customer focus and communication as priorities change
      • Good leadership and team management skills
      • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project
      • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
      • Commit to at least 2 days in the Houston office until more office time is needed.
      • Travel 10-20% with the majority of that traveling to Palestine, Texas


        • Competitive and comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits through Cigna.
        • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
        • Health Savings Account with employer contribution and yearly roll over (cannot be combined with FSA)
        • Health advocacy and services
        • Company paid life insurance
        • Company paid short term disability insurance
        • Paid Vacation and Holidays
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Other company paid programs including identity theft resolution, travel assistance, will preparation, discounts on gym membership and equipment, massage therapy, nutrition programs and smoking cessation.

Keywords: Verdant Specialty Solutions, Inc., Houston , Global Engineering Manager, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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