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Nylon Capital Leader (Project Engineering Leader)

Richmond, VA, USA Req #828
Sunday, June 23, 2024

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


Position Summary:

  • This position will lead a team of project and construction managers responsible for the end-to-end execution of the capital projects at the AdvanSix Chesterfield and Hopewell sites.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and managing the planning and execution of the Chesterfield Site Capital Projects and Lactam value stream portfolio at the Hopewell site; working with operations, maintenance, HS&E, and business teams to prioritize the portfolio of capital projects and ensure successful execution for the site. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Provide support for the Nylon Business Strategic Planning, Annual Operating Plan and New Product Development platforms to develop appropriate capital plans/budgets while working with site leadership teams.
  • Manage the execution of site capital investments by assigning project management and construction resources while working the prioritization with site, business, and functional group leaders.   
    • Lead team of project and cross functional project team of business, technology, capital, operations, and HS&E team members.  This may include project engineers or project managers to assist with large capital project execution.  Interface with key site and company personnel to make maximum use of available resources. Such functions will include, but not limited to, site engineering resources, purchasing, operations, systems, and business engineering, as well as equipment vendors, contracting firms.
    • Ensure all FEL deliverables are complete prior to gate and funding approval
    • Monitor and control portfolio of projects to meet the stated objectives and metrics commitments in the AR (both managed and in areas assigned).
    • Accountable for ensuring projects are forecasted, managed, and reported out monthly
  • Work closely with other Capital Team Leaders to forecast resource needs at minimum of a 90-day look ahead. 
  • Partner with Discipline Engineering manager to create and maintain portfolio of projects for engineering alliance relationship.
  • Advocate for strong safety awareness program with a consistent implementation of policies and procedures and participate in construction safety audits and contractor safety meetings.    
  • Responsible for development of direct reports in both technical skill and ASIX competencies



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry, business, or a technical discipline; chemical engineering preferred; Master’s degree/MBA preferred
  • 15 years of experience in chemical manufacturing in industries such as, chemical, pulp & paper, petro-chemical, or pharmaceutical, in direct support of chemical manufacturing facilities
  • Minimum 5-years of capital project execution or project management experience
  • 5 years of managerial experience



Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to generate & implement work process improvements Preferred
  • Strong skills in use of SAP-PM; Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Production Loss Accounting Tools
  • Strong leadership skills are essential in prioritizing resources and setting expectations for the Frankford Capital Team
  • Strong organizational skills are essential to manage priorities, enable site implementation leaders to manage logistics, and to manage the “pull” of services from multiple sites
  • Operations experience is a definite plus
  • PMP Certification is a plus



At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Other details

  • Job Family SC02 - ISC Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Richmond, VA, USA