Air Products - Allentown, PA3.8

Full-time | TemporaryEstimated: $72,000 - $94,000 a year
The Career Returnship Program (CRP) at Air Products is a 16-week paid program for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after a career break. The program is designed for women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and taken an extended break from their engineering career for any reason. If you meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply. At the end of the program, for successful participants, we are prepared to offer full-time employment.


Part of the Air Products Regional Planning Team, supporting the Product Line, Project Execution and Engineering Teams to ensure successful execution of all (Sale of Gas) and third party (Sale of Equipment) businesses. Ensuring competitiveness, successful project execution, productive internal / external interfaces and risk management. Asset creation work involves developing, bidding, and executing projects.

Provide project planning services to a broad portfolio of projects ranging from highly standardized / small scale (assets values around $0.5mm - $3mm) through to complex and unique facilities with asset values in the order of $500mm and above.

Provide guidance and deliver planning execution plans and schedules to suit the project execution strategy and needs from both and internal and external aspect. Ensure accurate and timely reporting input to the project and work within the project applicable procedures and process workflows.

To fulfill the requirements of the position the incumbent must develop collaborative working relationships with Global Engineering and Manufacturing (GEM) team members, along strong business leadership with all internal functions.


Motivated to help achieve an industry leading regional project planning team capable of managing internal/external customer projects including EPCs, both within the office and construction site.
Use Air Products planning IT systems and functional discipline work processes to provide reliable and consistent reporting to ensure that we can meet the project, regional/global project portfolio and business requirements.
Collaborate with the Product Line and Project Execution team to develop and deliver competitive project schedules aligned to the execution scope and strategy during the bid phase through award and execution, ensuring the growth of Air Products businesses whilst consistently delivering on project commitments in terms of cost and schedule.
Develop and maintain accurate progress & earned value measurement systems for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning to ensure credible control throughout the project execution phase.
Provide close collaboration with and support across the other regional and global teams to ensure effective resource sharing, lessons learned, best practices and the development of appropriate work processes and procedures across the global execution teams.


Minimum 10 years’ project planning experience. Sound knowledge, proven skills and competencies in application of project planning principles, methodologies and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, particularly around schedule development, progress measurement/reporting and earned value, within a large project oriented EPC or Owner Organization. Must have a track record of delivering accurate schedule information, reporting and guidance to senior management. Experience within an Oil & Gas, Chemical processing or related business and equivalent projects a further benefit.
Global Project Planning Experience: Proven skills and experience of planning of projects on global basis, executed by multiple engineering offices. Understanding of a variety of project types, structures and contract terms. This includes sale of gas (SOG), third party sale of equipment (SOE) and joint ventures.
Flexibility: Potential to travel internationally to other regional engineering offices as well as domestically to support project/organizational needs.
Determined, adaptable and resilient. Able to achieve success under significant pressure, evolving requirements, and conflicting priorities.
Culturally astute. Experience and ability to work with different cultures associated with multi-region project execution, and to therefore achieve success with a multi-cultural team. Experience of Customer and external stakeholder regional cultures, and ability to achieve success with those cultures
Relationship network. Established and proven internal relationships with key individuals in all teams in all regions, with the ability to build strong relationships to apply leverage to execute the project.
Core competencies: Commercial and technical acumen, detailed working knowledge of project planning tools and systems. Proven skills in planning coupled with a working knowledge of project management, business development and finance.

Project Planning

Responsible for developing and maintaining the generic/baseline schedules for the Air Separation and Process Gas Product Lines aligned with the generic discipline L4 deliverables list.

Responsible for supporting the Product Line, Project Execution and Engineering Teams during the Bid and Award Phases to deliver and maintain competitive project schedules. During Execution, ensuring the Project Planning team produce weekly / monthly reports in line with the project and company reporting calendar, providing details on progress, actuals, forecast and explanation of variances. Ensuring that project controls processes are consistently applied across the project.

Air Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.