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Reference Number: 10970
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Our Client, a multi-site producer of specialty chemicals, has an immediate opening for a Lead Engineer at one of its sites near Baton Rouge.


Job Description


The Lead Engineer oversees and manages all engineering aspects of the group. They manage the capital and expense plans and resources. They coordinate all engineering activities related to areas of responsibilities. The Lead Engineer will have primary responsibilities over the capital program for the plant. They may also be asked to assist or provide engineering resources and expertise for any other areas or customers needing assistance. The Lead Engineer must also have Project Management experience and be capable of Managing projects as needed.


The Lead Engineer is responsible for the overall safe and efficient execution of capital under their responsibility. This includes; Plant coordination, capital plan management, resource allocation, resource training, project support, contract engineering management/coordination, and department cost management.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Capital program development, schedule, reporting, and management
  • Staff support and development
  • Project development and implementation
  • Documentation of projects, and department activities
  • Responsible for managing projects according to established company policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate project request from both the customers and/or the platform
  • Oversee platform activities to ensure safe implementation of practices and full compliance to all plant and company policies.
  • Perform cost estimates for budgetary and detailed work as purposed.
  • Have a solid working/general knowledge to review projects and proposals.
  • Perform cost analysis of project options to assure optimal use of capital.
  • Work closely with manufacturing organization to optimize project costs and schedules.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering (prefer 5-10 yrs. Project engineering experience)
  • Five to ten years of experience as a Group Leader or “major” (over $5M) project engineer in an industrial/ chemical manufacturing facility (or five years of similar experience as a project engineer in another related capacity) along with working knowledge of project management and chemical process equipment.
  • Good leadership and organizational skills to manage and motivate employees, contractor personnel and other team members.
  • Good computer skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good scheduling and resource management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to complete complex assignments with minimal supervision.

Our Client offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits program, relocation assistance and much more.


Please send your resume in Word.doc format to Reed Rogers at and refer to Job No. 10970.