Chemical Project Engineer – Plant Based
Technical Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Bay of Plenty
3d ago


Located in Tauranga, this leading global manufacturer of many and varied chemical products needs an experienced Project Engineer to join their Engineering team to help run plant improvement and operational projects.


With the new H&S regulations and with this being a Major Hazard Facility dealing with HSNO substances, a lot of money will be put into upgrading and redevelopment of this plant and these upgrades are likely going to take at least 5 years so a lot of work to do on site.

We need someone with previous experience as a Project Engineer within a large manufacturing plant. You will be Chemical Engineer who can confidently run plant upgrade and maintenance projects including scoping, tendering, liaising with contractors and other parties, to being involved with the installation and commissioning phases, all the while controlling project scopes and budgets.

As the Project Engineer you will be able to :

  • Get stuck into engineering troubleshooting and optimization projects
  • Have flexibility and freedom to implement, manage, and drive CAPEX and OPEX projects
  • Achieve process and equipment improvements for the company
  • You will also have strong project management, communication, and interpersonal skills and have the proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, and suppliers.

    Ideal Attributes

  • At least a degree level qualification in Chemical Engineering
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project engineering work ideally within a plant-based manufacturing environment
  • A good understanding of CAPEX & OPEX projects, purchasing contracts and tendering processes
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills
  • Project Management Experience
  • Use of Microsoft Office & Software for Project Management and Budgets e.g. MS Project & SAP
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Can read and interpret Plant & Equipment working drawings, specifications, etc.
  • PMI or PMP Certification is a nice to have
  • This company will only consider people in New Zealand with at least a work visa and preferably a NZ Permanent Resident Visa.

    Technical Recruitment Solutions has been New Zealand’s trusted recruitment specialist for industry since 1996.

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