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Engineer, Project


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  79960
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  CVO Operations
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


Basic Function

This position is accountable for managing the development and execution of multiple capital projects through all assigned phases. The project engineer assembles and leads the required cross-functional team to achieve agreed cost, schedule, quality, operability and safety objectives established for all assigned projects.  This position is eligible to work from home up to 3 days per week!

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Employ LyondellBasell's phase gate Project Management Process (PMP) in execution of capital projects up to $5MM total installed costs (TIC) 
•    Oversee long-range capital expenditure planning for assigned sites 
•    Support definition of project objectives, scope development, and front end engineering in support of the project objectives 
•    Develop documents necessary for project funding gate reviews and complete project reporting
•    Prepare and implement project execution plans and PMP checklist activities
•    Execute projects consistent with approved project objectives and assume accountability for overall HSE, cost, and schedule performance during development, execution, commissioning and startup of projects
•    Identify, analyze, and manage risk on projects
•    Lead multi-discipline project teams, including company and contract personnel, in resolution of technical and commercial issues
•    Prepare and present project updates to management
•    Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
•    Gather information and develop a thorough understanding of the project
•    Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients 
•    Demonstrate strong personal initiative and effective interpersonal skills
•    Provide inputs to continuous improvement of capital project development and management
•    Ensure Code of Conduct and all other LyondellBasell policies are consistently followed and administered
•    Interface effectively with all organization levels within the company

Min. Qualifications

  • Eight (8) years of prior experience working in compounding, extrusion, chemical, petrochemical, refining and/or similar industry
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related technical degree
  • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and projects effectively
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients
  • Strong teamwork, results orientation and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with applicable engineering codes/standards and their application.
  • Working knowledge of equipment procurement and construction through prior experience working with contractors, vendors and purchasing to accomplish the work scope
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • General experience using ERP systems such as SAP
  • Understanding of Management of Change processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of and experience in project management processes, engineering, procurement and construction is preferred.
  • Five (5) or more years direct experience as a Project Engineer or Project Manager
  • Professional Engineer (PE) and/or PMP Certification
  • Advanced working knowledge of SAP functionality


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

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