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Plant Project Engineer


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and about 14,900 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states. 


What we can offer you:


LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Preliminary project studies (scope development) including estimates, life cycle cost analysis, and project/ process design packages including generating alternative to develop and submit capital authorization requests
  • Detailed process/project support including project safety studies (e.g. HAZOP analysis)
  • Project management including engineering and procurement, construction oversight, schedule and cost compliance, commissioning, startup, and turnover with required supporting documentation
  • Lead project teams composed of multiple engineering disciplines, operators, mechanics, supervisors and contractors
  • Provide technical support for mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and reliability issues
  • Develop and implement project systems and plant equipment standards
  • Define and advance personal development goal


  • Bachelor’s Degree In Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or equivalent technical degree           
  • 5-10 years' experience as a Project Engineer in a chemical manufacturing facility or in another related industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with Individuals across the organization
  • Strong leadership skills to manage and motivate contract personnel and mechanics as well as develop personnel within the department
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills and the ability to complete multiple complex assignments on budget and on schedule with minimal supervision
  • Must have a solid history of project management experience and be familiar with project management techniques including prioritizing, scheduling, inspection work and (re)directing resources as necessary



What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  3776

Charleston, SC, US, 29405

Work Arrangement:  Onsite

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Facilities, Construction, Project Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Operations, Engineering

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