• Sr. Electrical Project Engineer

    Job Locations US-LA-DeRidder
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  • Overview

    Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.  


    At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner. 


    Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.  

    We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us. 


    Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad! 


    How you will impact Ingevity

    Ingevity's DeRidder, LA plant is looking for an experienced Sr. Electrical Engineer to support the implementation of the location's capital program.  The plant executes many millions in capital additions every year.  Projects such as chemical process systems improvements, utilities systems upgrades, environmental infrastructure and technology innovations and product manufacturing systems process controls interventions.  The plant's Sr. Electrical Engineer plays a major role in most every significant element of the capital plan.  Additionally, the position coordinates the plant's electrical safety program and provides consultation and technical support to the Electrical & Instrumentation Maintenance team.

    • This position is involved in all new capital projects that involve electrical power distribution, instrumentation, process controls and/or electrical equipment specification.
    • Work individually or with a team to develop the scope and appropriation grade cost estimates for capital and major maintenance projects and participate in justification of projects, specification reviews, drawing reviews, safety reviews, and other project document reviews.
    • The role at times calls for project engineering, providing support to Operations customers in the development of project scopes, equipment specification and project cost estimating.
    • On multi-million dollar projects, the role is more project management focused. In this case the engineer collaborates with the engineers at one of several Consulting Engineering partner firms doing the detail design engineering.
    • Teams up with the Process Controls group to match the latest instrument technology with plant distributive controls infrastructure to achieve fresh and effective control schemes in a quest to reach for competitive edge.
    • Design and specification of low and medium voltage power distribution systems, lighting systems, and other systems for industrial facilities.
    • Insure that electrical classification, technical documentation, spare parts identification, and code compliance is in order for all projects.
    • Coordinate the on-site work of electrical contractors and provisions by key suppliers meet specifications and requirements for workmanship and safety.
    • Participate in technical and safety investigations, studies, problem review, new and proposed equipment, materials, processes and facilities and provide sound engineering evaluations and recommendations for proposed actions.
    • Plant liaison with electric power provider and provide technical support for site high voltage PM program.

    What you need to succeed

    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • A minimum 10 or more years of experience in Project Engineering/Management in a manufacturing or heavy industrial environment
    • Demonstrated understanding and application of technical Electrical specifications and drawings, including single-line drawings, elementary wiring diagrams, piping & instrumentation diagrams, and control loop drawings.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in three phase and single phase power distribution, distributive control systems, programmable logic control system, HMI configuration, AC/DC drive systems, arc flash requirements, NFPA 70 / NEC code requirements
    • Proficiency with MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) for use in analysis, communications, and presentations. Also needs to be highly proficient in the use of CAD software for documenting loop and circuit drawings.

    About us

    Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. 
    With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.  
    Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 


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