United States, Elgin, IL, Adhesive Technologies

Senior Project Engineer – Sustainability

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The Senior Project Engineer -- Sustainability is responsible for evaluation, development, designing and execution of projects to reduce energy, water and utility usage along with waste generation in North America.   This position will play a key role in achieving Henkel’s Sustainability 2030 targets -- zero CO2 emission from operations, zero waste water discharge and zero production waste.

  • Serve as Capital Project Engineer and Sustainability subject matter resource responsible for sustainability project development and implementation for adhesive manufacturing facilities across North America.
  • Duties include development of capital project scope, preparation of cost estimates, feasibility studies and investment submittals, management of budgets and schedules, project management, supervision of contractors, oversight of equipment installation and equipment startup and commissioning.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to assess impacts of projects on the natural and built environment.
  • Complete a variety of engineering assignments throughout a project's life cycle, applying sustainability concepts and analysis techniques to planning, design, construction, and operational activities.
  • Deliverables may be project or site specific or support broader Environment Social Governance (ESG) initiatives, as required by Henkel Corporation.
  • Performs and manages various aspects of complex planning, design, and construction of sustainable and other industrial site activities.
  • Prepares and assembles documentation in support of third-party project-specific or programmatic/corporate sustainability and ESG frameworks (e.g., LEED, Envision, GRI, SASB).
  • Implements Henkel Adhesive Operations and project-specific engineering procedures in the preparation of drawings, calculations, and other sustainability deliverables.
  • Provides management, oversight, and mentorship to junior level staff in their performance of technical tasks related to sustainability.
  • Will support North America Henkel Adhesive Operation Sustainability Manager for tasks related to corporate sustainability initiatives, e.g., policy and process development.


  • Bachelor's degree or above in engineering, with 5+ years of related field experience in developing and executing capital projects. 
  • Experience in capital project management with regards to sustainability, facility or utility infrastructure is a plus.
  • Experience preparing engineering project-specific and program-wide sustainability plans a plus.
  • Ability to manage the demands of multiple projects at various stages simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and collaborate effectively within and outside of the engineering department.
  • Travel up to 40% of the time to Henkel locations in North America.

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The salary for this role is $110,000.00 - $125,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: req48318
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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