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Messer North America, Inc. Mgr, Project Execution in Bridgewater, New Jersey


Principal responsibilities:

  • Direct, develop, mentor, and motivate a team of approximately 10 highly skilled and experienced engineers and applications technician professionals across a given geographic area

  • Ensure all project planning is completed with focus on scope, schedule, and budgets

  • Ensure installations, commissioning, and training for customers in applications technologies is completed in a manner commensurate with our values and standards

  • Gain an understanding of the engineering support needs of your Field Project Execution team along with the Application Sales and Commercial teams and assign resources to satisfy those needs in a timely manner

  • Ensuring alignment with the HSE, Markets Engineering and Fabrication Teams to provide leadership and expertise in:The Messer Viper project execution process

  • Engineering management of change

  • Support the Investigation of all safety incidents, including root cause analysis and sharing of lessons learned

  • Support and steer the technical learning and development for the team:

  • Define training needs for the Project Execution Team organization

  • Manage the Learning Management System to track training for all

  • Lead root cause analysis for extraordinary applications equipment issues in the Americas; provide forensic process engineering as needed in understanding timeline and triggers.

  • Support the Messer Application Development team with engineering expertise in the installation, start up and commissioning of new products and applications


  • Extensive knowledge of Industrial Bulk Gases; LIN, LOX, LAR, LH2 and LCO2

  • Extensive knowledge of Messer applications equipment, PLC’s HMI’s, Process Flow Diagrams, and integration of Messer equipment into a customer’s processes

  • Strong knowledge of bulk gas storage, vaporization, and regulation equipment

  • Extensive knowledge of relevant codes and standards; CGA, NFPA, BOCA etc.

  • Utilize and interpret technical drawings, assemble information and P&ID’s with vendors. Red-line technical drawings and P&ID’s to show as built designs


Required critical behaviors:

  • Visible leadership

  • Functional and Technical competence

  • Employee development

  • Cross-cultural Communication and Collaboration

  • Change leadership

Required key skills (functional/technical)

  • Interpersonal skills:

  • Possesses strong communications skills at all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to work cohesively in a team environment

  • Possesses the ability to think strategically, devise and implement strategy

  • Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and improve existing processes/programs

  • Team building and motivation

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Managerial skills:

  • Experience managing professional engineers

  • Project management - experience handling multiple projects and process improvement programs

Required qualifications/experience

  • Degree in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical or chemical

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • At least 10 years within the Industrial Gases business, of which

  • At least 3 years in a management or coaching/mentoring role

  • At least 7 years in an Engineering role

Join us and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression.

Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build a career where your skills are valued and developed.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)