Senior Principal Process Engineer Salary
Men account for the majority of Senior Principal Process Engineers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $132K annually. Most Senior Principal Process Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.
|Salary||$106,605 - $179,384|
|Bonus||$1,600 - $36,973|
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|$110,037 - $198,123|
Job Description for Senior Principal Process Engineer
Senior principal process engineers are responsible for organizing and implementing processes in a production environment for their organizations, including creating process strategies and utilizing a range of resources. They typically use a personal computer to log process information, research engineering techniques, and prepare complex reports about their progress, and they work in an office/production environment depending on project requirements. They also use specialized engineering processes to identify opportunities to increase revenue, use less company resources, and promote new products or services.Read More...
Senior principal process engineers must develop strong business relationships with vendors and provide expert knowledge of strict safety procedures, and may use protective gear when configuring new equipment. They must observe processes to identify deficiencies and minimize wasted resources, and strong interpersonal skills are important to motivate groups of employees to achieve engineering goals in a timely manner. They also assess the efficient applications of technology and equipment to fulfill business objectives as necessary and provide analytical methods to optimize quality control. Senior principal process engineers also help to oversee the correct development of roll-outs and write documentation for future reference and training purposes, as well as validate new devices to introduce new products to the market and utilize feedback from clients and other staff to modify existing processes.
A bachelor's degree in process engineering or a related field is generally required for this position, and prior experience in an engineering capacity is highly beneficial. Industry and leadership certifications are also helpful.
Senior Principal Process Engineer Tasks
- Suggest ideas for improvements, expansions, cost reduction, or production increase and availability.
- Recommend process equipment to improve existing technology and enhance production.
- Provide support and technical assistance for investment projects to ensure product quality and optimal cost-effective strategies are utilized.
Common Career Paths for Senior Principal Process Engineer
Senior Principal Process Engineers who take a Senior Chemical Engineer role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Senior Chemical Engineers is usually $104K. Many Senior Principal Process Engineers advance into roles as Manufacturing Engineering Managers or Chemical Engineers, but the median salaries are $44K lower and $68K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Principal Process Engineer
Survey results suggest that Senior Principal Process Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Chemical Process Engineering, Simulation, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 7 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Process Improvement. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Chemical Process Engineering and Process Improvement.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Senior Principal Process Engineers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession.
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