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Process Design Team Lead

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: Lake Charles, LA, US, 70665

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 20633

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 are in search of Process Design Team Lead who will report to the Engineering Manager in our Lake Charles plant. As a Process Design Team Lead you will accountable for the professional and technical leadership of the process design engineering staff and the continuous improvement. Responsibilities include the following:


  • Manage a team of process design engineers and provide technical guidance and QC of process packages
  • Ownership of the FEL 1 processes and support project managers in other FEL stages
  • Strong communication skills – able to influence operations and business leaders and all levels within the organization
  • Establish / maintains the tools, standards, and workflows for process design group
  • Investigates new technologies for process and productivity improvements
  • Support Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) including MoC and PSSR
  • Conducts and supports commissioning and startup activities as needed
  • Participate in process mapping, kaizen and value stream mapping events aimed at developing a project pipeline
  • Conducts regulatory compliance calculations and interfaces with EHS on updating water and air permit limits
  • Participates in safety programs and initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering or another engineering discipline
  • 7+ years process design experience in a petro-chemical manufacturing environment 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership experience



  • 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



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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles