Project manager (Tx – USA)

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Project manager (Tx – USA)
Houston (Baytown), TX (USA)

Katoen Natie is a global logistics and applied engineering provider. To optimally serve its customers, the organization is decentralized in business units. Each business unit acts independently and strives to offer tailor-made solutions to its customers.

J-Tec Material Handling is the process engineering business unit, and offers material handling and process engineering solutions to the industry leaders in the chemical and food industries all over the world. We create value for our customers. These are no empty words for J-Tec, as our company always strives to make a difference in terms of creativity, flexibility and performance.

We are a fast growing company with an international team of more than 270 employees (and counting).  We have offices in Belgium, Spain, Thailand and the US.

J-TEC in the US is looking to expand our local team in Houston, Texas, with an experienced project manager who possesses a technical background and strong interpersonal skills.

As a Project manager you are responsible for managing (inter)national projects for our clients. We work for industrial market leaders in the food and chemical industry. We execute projects up to 40 MIO euro, with an average implementation time of one to two years.

You combine detailed engineering with managing the execution of several projects, regarding the budget and planning. After fine-tuning the process P&ID, you determine the necessary suppliers, negotiate and purchase the process equipments.

Within the organization, you communicate directly with our different departments: mechanical design, electrical design, automation and construction.
You are the key figure in the realization of the project. You act as a single point of contact for your client and organize client meetings in different stages of the project, such as kick-off meetings and design reviews.

The Project Manager makes all the decisions that are in the interest of the project and ensure the optimal progress. Depending on the scope and content of the projects, the Project Manager supervises the various members of the project team.


  • Coordinates the project team
  • Ensures compliance with the procedures during the project
  • Informs management and the account manager involved about the progress of the project
  • Controls and adjusts the project planning
  • Controls and adjusts the budget and accounts for deviations and reports
  • Does the project purchases in a maximally price-conscious manner
  • Makes risk analysis, NFPA file
  • Coordinates and decides on all engineering items of the project
  • Coordinates the transport of the project
  • Draws up the final punch list
  • Signs the commissioning document
  • Guarantee quality and safety throughout the project
  • Suggest and negotiate contract variations, together with the Sales Engineer
  • You’re in possession of an Engineering degree (bachelor/master).
  • You have broad technical interests, both practical and theoretical and have relevant experience in process engineering.
  • An active license as Professional Engineer is a plus.
  • You have good communication skills and you are fluent in English.
  • Knowledge of PLC controlling systems is a plus.
  • You are a team player with great organizational skills.
  • You are independent, flexible and eager to learn.
  • You are willing to travel on short trips for projects and a 2 month training session in Belgium.
5 years
  • You will be part of a team of experienced and highly motivated colleagues and have a challenging function in a professional and progressive environment, where personal development is important.
  • Internal and external training to specialise in our business and support the growth of your skills and competences.
  • A varied position in a growing, international company, with a flat hierarchy and short communication lines.
  • A team of highly motivated colleagues.
  • An attractive salary package, PTO and benefits.
  • Compensation will be based on experience.
Magaly Wauters
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