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W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Engineering Manager - Licensing

W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. - Columbia, MD

W.R.Grace is 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 customer partners around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

The Engineering Manager is responsible for leading the organization which (1) sets the scope for the UNIPOL® PP licensing offerings, (2) prepares process engineering deliverables consistent with the license requirements, (3) assists new licensees in the design and construction of their facility and (4) develops and implements process technology improvements.

Major responsibilities include:

Contribute to the development and implementation of the Technology Licensing business strategy as a key member of the Licensing Leadership Team.

Lead the Process Engineering Group in the development of engineering deliverables which define the scope of the plant to be built under the license agreement.

Respond to client and contractor questions during the detailed design and construction of the licensed plant.

Develop process warranties for inclusion in the license agreement.

Incorporate new technologies into the licensing offering.

Manage the spending for the group at or below the annual budget (~$5M per year).

Be the main technical contact for the UNIPOL® PP Bidding Contractors, a network of EPC contractors who support the UNIPOL® PP licensing effort and provide overflow manpower to Grace.

Required Skills

Recognized technical excellence in polyolefins process design; experience in technology licensing

People leadership

Problem solving

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to manage a staff

Lead by example

Organize and lead multiple simultaneous projects with widely varying objectives.

Communicate professionally and effectively with persons of various occupational backgrounds, including operations, maintenance, engineering, marketing, legal, and management.

Keeps abreast of industry advancements, proposes appropriate advancements for inclusion in our offerings, champions continuous improvement

Travel up to 15%

Required Experience

BS in Chemical Engineering

At least 15 years’ experience in petrochemical process engineering, preferably polyolefins

Experienced in leading teams of process engineers specialists.

Experienced in interfacing with EPC contractors during plant detailed design and construction.

Project and cost control experience

Job Location

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Position Type


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W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.


Engineering Manager - Licensing W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. - Columbia, MD, United States


Location: Columbia, MD

Company Profile:
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace high-performance specialty chemicals and materials improve the products and processes of our customer partners in more than 150 countries around the world. In partnership with our customers—including many of the world's most recognized brands—we develop, manufacture, license, and support industry-leading technologies through our Catalysts Technologies, Materials Technologies, and Construction Products business segments. We have strong franchises in large global markets, with more than 70 percent of our sales from segments where we rank first or second. This leadership is earned through the value of technically differentiated, specialized products; material science expertise and technical support; flexible worldwide manufacturing; and financial strength. We are committed to delivering value, safely and sustainably, to our customers, to shareholders, and to the communities where we operate in more than 40 countries.