• Project Director and Capability Lead (Global Engineering)

    Location LU-Bertrange
  • Overview

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit for more information.


    We are currently looking for a Project Director and Capability Lead (Global Engineering), based in Luxembourg. 


    • Provide leadership in achieving Guardian’s vision
    • Ensure proactive critical risk identification and mitigation is performed consistently through all project phases
    • Ensure employees understand, prioritize, and mitigate safety, environmental, and compliance risk, and are considering these in the planning and execution phases of the projects
    • Ensure that effective audit and self-assessment procedures are in place and active
    • Routinely visit sites with ongoing projects (through all phases) to personally understand and assess any gap between project needs and actual state: resources, project discipline project and start-up performance
    • Efficiently support the development of alternatives and the preparation of deliverables per Front End Loading (FEL) phase
    • Coach project team to ensure efficient delivery of project in cost, schedule, and quality
    • Support and follow the C-PEP for capital projects in line with the needs of the business
    • Support the development and application of a rigorous project planning, control, and Risk Management methodology
    • Prioritize resources across a portfolio of projects by maximizing comparative advantage
    • Assure project objectives are clearly defined and project milestones are thoughtfully developed
    • Lead and develop a team of engineering specialists
    • Develop and maintain design parameters and specifications
    • Understand and be accountable for managing Quality of Engineering, Design, and Construction on all Capital Projects
    • Leverage direct reports to own projects, related performance management, and lead to successful outcomes in matching or exceeding agreed upon project objectives
    • Ensure project performance metrics are in place, focus on waste elimination is a priority, and creation of a competitive advantage is the focus of all members of the capability.
    • Utilize performance metrics to drive positive results with focus towards delivering projects matching or exceeding agreed upon project objectives.
    • Create and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and contractors of strategic importance to successful project implementation
    • Provide efficient and technically sound engineering support to capital projects by applying knowledge sharing and an open feedback environment

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • MBA or Masters in Engineering/Project Management
    • Minimum of 15 years of Project Engineering and Project Management experience
    • Proven experience managing and leading a cross functional team
    • Strong financial acumen with analytical and economic thinking skills

    What do we have to offer?

    Guardian companies are committed to offer a competitive compensation package and an opportunity for you to maximize your potential. We pride ourselves in promoting career opportunities in an open environment, which encourages individual development and gives you opportunities to expand your knowledge and work as part of a global team. We offer a unique professional experience in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. If you are interested in finding out more about our culture, please visit us on our website:





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