Process Design Engineering Manager

Richmond, VA

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:

  • The Process Design Engineering Manager reports to the Engineering Director and works interactively with the Site Capital Execution Leaders, Operations Leadership, HS&E, and plant teams to manage the front-end capital process from idea through scoping. The Process Design Manager leads a team of process engineers responsible for the end-to-end process design deliverables and progression management of capital projects for all categories (RM, HSE, CS, EX). This role will function as a single point of contact for process engineering resourcing and will be tasked both with forming outside relationships with contract engineering organizations and supporting development of the pipeline of internal process engineering expertise. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the management processes for progression of engineering Front End and Process Design Packages for the AdvanSix nylon polymer, caprolactam, chemical intermediates, and fertilizer products businesses, consisting of:
    • Process Description and key technology and risk summary
    • Proper scaling up of laboratory data to commercial design
    • Process Simulations
    • Heat and Material Balance and Process Flow Diagrams
    • Piping & Instrument Diagrams
    • Process Equipment Specifications
  • Ensure that the process design inputs are appropriately prioritized and managed to achieve a rolling capital planning horizon, supporting end-to-end capital project execution during all phases of projects
  • Manage front-end engineering budgets, schedules, and resourcing to ensure key milestone dates are met and escalations are completed on a timely manner
  • Work with site level and functional process engineering and capital execution teams to identify emerging schedule risks, and maintain portfolio management view of all capital projects active in the front-end engineering process
  • Lead advancement of improved ideation processes across the AdvanSix sites, ensuring a robust and rigorous evaluation regimen leading into the front-end engineering phase, and drive consistency in methodology site to site
  • Responsible for cross site coordination and resourcing to prioritize execution on capital projects as required. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with third party engineering contractors to support fluid deployment of outside process engineering resources.
  • Work with site and functional teams to identify and implement longer term process improvement efforts with the overall goal being to reduce rework, and construction expense, rooted in design changes made after AR approval
  • Manage, improve, and maintain front-end process and procedures to improve efficiency and rigor around the progression of all capital processes.
  • Ensure that AdvanSix standards, procedures, and mission are met in the improvements to the front-end development process.
  • Understand and develop coordinated program to identify skill gaps and strengthen development of early career engineering talent pipeline in required process engineering expertise fields.
  • Actively promote a culture of safety, learning, and engineering excellence.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemical or Mechanical preferred.
  • Process design and operational experience in chemical, polymer / resin processing industries required.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in production, process and/or manufacturing engineering within the chemical, petroleum, or polymer industrial manufacturing environments.
  • 2-3 years of experience in engineering or manufacturing leadership preferred.
  • Experience with Process Safety Management preferred.


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.

Application Process

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  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!