Project Engineer

Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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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

The Project Engineer will have the unique opportunity to lead the definition and execution of capital investments in support of Ingevity’s growth strategy while partnering with business units in facility planning and suggesting innovative ideas and solutions to improve operations and profitability. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide project management and engineering leadership and oversight to business units and manufacturing plants for capital projects and studies with installed costs of greater than $10 M, or several smaller jobs with major impact on operations. Support capital investment evaluations through the consistent application of the front-end loading (FEL) process.
  • Manage all aspects of assigned projects from feasibility study through scope definition, equipment selection, purchasing, process design, detail design, construction, and startup and post startup optimization to achieve the project business objectives. Ensure that key project objectives for safety, cost, schedule and operational capability are met.
  • Develop detailed specifications for capital equipment, ensuring technical feasibility while incorporating the best economic value.
  • Provide safety leadership at all stages of the project from concept and design through construction and installation to start up.
  • Work closely with purchasing to ensure that capital equipment and construction contracts meet project objectives and take advantage of company purchasing power.
  • Manage staff of consultants and contractors and coordinate maintenance activities associated with assigned capital projects.
  • Provide leadership to organize and ensure consistency of key capital data, engineering specifications, property conservation, and adoption of policies and procedures across the corporation.
  • Be a role model for leading cross-functional teams. Build a strong skill set in operations by mentoring team members.

What you need to succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical or chemical. An advanced degree or a professional engineering license is preferred.
  • 10-15 years of industrial experience with an emphasis on engineering of capital projects and a proven track record of managing successful projects.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in construction management and/or process design/modifications.
  • Proficiency in working with piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), including understanding, developing and creating using AutoCAD.
  • Expertise in at least one of the following: risk management, property conservation, engineering specifications, or materials of construction.
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time, both domestically and internationally.

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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