Project Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Covington
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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

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, a Project Engineer’s primary responsibility is to function as the project manager for multiple capital projects across the entire facility.  They are responsible for managing their projects from scope development to project closure.  Additionally, project engineers provide support to Maintenance and Production to achieve the plant’s safety, reliability, and production goals.

  • Manage and execute capital projects at the Covington facility. Average project load averages $4-5 million per year with projects ranging from $50k to multi-year projects of $20MM.
  • Provide engineering expertise to Operations and Maintenance to help resolve various operating problems.
  • Manage all phases of capital and expense repair projects from inception through equipment installation, start-up, and project closure.
  • Coordinate with Operations, Maintenance, management and other project stake holders on an ongoing basis.
  • Lead all phases of the project process to include: project scopes, cost estimates and schedules, "Authorization for Expenditure" request forms, preparation of drawings for assigned projects by working with consultants, vendors, and plant personnel, etc.
  • Coordinate the different disciplines within the Engineering Department on assigned projects.
  • Analyze quotations for equipment and installation labor and recommend suppliers.
  • Initiate purchase requisitions for equipment, labor, and materials for assigned capital and repair projects.
  • Manage the direction of consultants, contractors, and maintenance work associated with assigned capital and repair projects.
  • Manage the financial aspect of assigned capital projects in SAP to ensure budgets are adhered to and assets are properly created and managed.

What you need to succeed

  • BS Degree in Engineering with 5+ years related experience with emphasis on project management.
  • Interpersonal skills such as building close working relationships and facilitating team discussions are important elements.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Adaptability to rapidly changing working environments and operational situations.
  • Excellent time management skills, the ability to create and execute to a budget and deadline, and the ability to make timely decisions.
  • Physical ability to operate in a manufacturing environment, including light to moderate lifting, walking and climbing, oral communication, correctable vision, and ability to work in a hot or cold, humid, dusty, outdoor environment.
  • Excellent computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail and presentation graphics, etc. Experience working with SAP and CAD skills are preferred.

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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