Project Engineer


Anaheim, CA, US, 92803

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a Project Engineer to join our plant team in Anaheim, CA. In this role, you will report to the Plant Manager and be an integral member of the Plant Leadership Team. The individual in this role will plan, coordinate, monitor, and execute internal projects from initiation through completion. This position manages and supports the planning and implementation of capital projects at the plant while supporting the site’s safety/compliance, reliability, infrastructure, and continuous improvement efforts.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages the plant’s capital planning process and capital investment project portfolio, including ownership for plant capital plan & budget.
  • Responsible for project delivery process and define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support business objectives, plant safety, reliability, and improvement efforts.
  • Apply technical knowledge, experience, and analysis to understand complex designs and interact with contractors and engineering groups (internal/external) to understand the minimum effective design solution for various operating and infrastructure problems and for the installation of new/modified equipment.
  • Review and understand equipment and instrumentation/electrical specifications to ensure equipment and materials are procured and installed as per regulatory requirements (OSHA, EPA, NFPA 70, ASME, PSM, API, etc.) and Stepan engineering standards.
  • Lead, promote, and maintain safety culture for all contractor & construction personnel through auditing/feedback, training, and performing safety contacts & toolbox talks on plant projects.
  • Clearly define project scope, deliverables, safety, and cost objectives and appropriately hold contractors accountable.
  • Ensure timely and accurate billing, actively work to resolve issues, and properly account/accrue for all materials and services delivered.


  • 3 – 5 years of experience managing Capital Projects within a manufacturing environment. 5+ years of experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of project delivery Process/Front-End Loading (FEL) and project estimating.
  • Familiar with Auto CAD and SAP or similar systems.
  • Knowledge of codes, standards, and Non Destructive testing (NDE) requirements, including electrical.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of sources, including upper management, other departments, external contractors, and operations/operators. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to compile & analyze data.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Mechanical Engineering preferred.



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Compensation Range:  Min $80,610 – $136,623 Max

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Anaheim