Share this Job

Reliability Project Manager

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044 Pasadena, TX, US, 77507 Houston, TX, US, 77026

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21067 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We’re hiring a Reliability Project Manager to report to the Maintenance Excellence Process Leader and a member of our Manufacturing Excellence Center of Excellence. As a Reliability Project Manager, you will lead reliability improvement efforts at Grace’s selected manufacturing sites and assess the needs, then develop and sells value propositions for the project. You will also develop, plan, and execute leading-edge reliability implementation and improvement projects to achieve business excellence.

You must be able to travel 50-75%, primarily in N. America. Additionally, this position will be based at our corporate headquarters in Columbia, MD, with relocation assistance offered, or at a potential future office location in Houston. In addition, we offer a hybrid work schedule - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the office and Tuesday and Friday from home.



  • Advises and consults in support of implementation/improvement projects in maintenance, reliability, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
  • Understand maintenance process and reliability principles to be able to support sites in the implementation of the standards.  
  • Drive and support the use and continued development of the Production Loss Accounting systems used at the Grace sites. 
  • Support and drive LCAM (Life Cycle Asset Management) for critical assets.
  • Presents professional development training courses on select reliability topics.  
  • Prioritizes action items identified in program assessments or continuous improvement efforts based on risk assessment, criticality analysis, and resource availability.  
  • Ensures timely completion of improvement initiatives and tasks based on a well-defined project scope.  
  • Interfaces with site and ISC leadership teams to understand needs, develop a plan, and execute the project.  
  • Mentors, coaches, and provides guidance to site personnel involved in Reliability projects.
  • Guides the site team to review equipment criticality and conduct FMEAs and Asset Care Plans for critical equipment.
  • Work with the site operations and maintenance team to initiate a Production Loss Accounting system (PLAS) that includes review of unplanned downtime and Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA).
  • Monitors KPIs and performance of the project.  Accountable for delivering benefits for the Reliability Projects and ensuring milestone goals are achieved.
  • Prepares and presents weekly status reports and steering team meetings.
  • Lead cultural change in reliability processes with the ability to influence and gain support from operator/craft level to executive leadership.
  • Ability to lead projects with multiple stakeholders and align their objectives to meet project milestones.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in an Engineering discipline or equivalent work experience in Maintenance and Reliability.
  • 10+ years of experience in maintenance or production in a manufacturing environment.
  • 5 years-experience leading Reliability improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in change management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Critical and innovative thinking.
  • Able to develop processes and standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, MS Project).
  • 5+ years of experience using SAP systems.
  • PMP



Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
Life Insurance and Disability 
Grace Wellness Program
Flexible Workplace 
Retirement Plans  
401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
Paid Vacation and Holidays
Parental Leave 
Tuition Reimbursement
Company Donation Match Program


Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore