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Director, Project Engineering Delivery, GP India


Houston, TX, US, 77049

Req ID:  84020
Facility:  Channelview-Hec-130
Department:  Global Projects
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE


Basic Function

This global role is responsible for the leadership, management, and supervision of Project Engineering for the Global Projects portfolio of projects through all phases of project delivery. The role also has direct responsibility for Global Projects, Mumbai, and the strategic growth and development of that office.


This role includes the following key accountabilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership as part of the Global Projects Leadership Team helping to set the vision and continuous improvement strategies that will deliver best-in-class project delivery outcomes
  • Engagement with executive level stakeholders inside and outside the organization to ensure strong alignment driving towards a common set of objectives
  • The leader is the Engineering Management practice leader for Major Capital engineering design and delivery, integrating multiple sources of information for optimum results to add value and drive effective and efficient design for each project
  • Set strategy for Engineering Delivery and will set engineering alliances and partnerships on a global basis to support our capital delivery objectives
  • Drive fit-for-purpose use and application of engineering standards to projects with the standard owners being in Corporate HSE and Global Engineering
  • Drive value improvement programs and processes as well as the standardization of design on a project basis, to drive value at a corporate and local project level
  • Drive design-to-construct engineering philosophy in all projects
  • Leadership and accountability of the Global Projects, Mumbai office and all its activities


Incumbent will provide leadership, development, and coaching to direct reports and their staff to achieve business results and create value.


This role will be based in Houston, Texas.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Participate as a member of Global Projects Leadership Team to drive LyondellBasell Global Projects Journey to Best In Class execution model development, acting as a key leader and change agent to drive project delivery improvements
  • Ensure safe design of projects employing GoalZERO HSE performance standards and practices throughout project execution phases
  • Function as a project team member in the technical management role overseeing both the company’s technical resources as well as engineering contractor(s)
  • Lead development of the project’s physical scope in accordance with the project objectives to support the TIC estimate for capital administration approval
  • Ensure the design basis meets industry and the company’s standards and practices in alignment with project objectives
  • Ensure the engineering execution plan meets the project objectives
  • Ensure the technical correctness of the project design in support of the project’s construction, commissioning, and start-up
  • Qualify engineering services & materials providers according to the company’s technical and procurement requirements
  • Ensure that contractors performing engineering and construction activities meet all company HSE and technical requirements per the project’s objectives
  • Drive Engineering standards optimized to minimize cost of projects
  • Drive the Design to cost and value improvement activities on all projects.  Put into place practice and structure in order to assure lowest and most cost effective design
  • Establish and leverage alliance relationships for both local and international projects
  • Lead practice of engineering management, ensure that all projects have engineering and design management leaders to ensure integrity of design and to ensure management of change of all scope on all projects
  • Responsible to advance an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, key employee retention and development, and high performance
  • Role requires up to 50% international travel

Min. Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field required
  • Minimum  fifteen (15) years of specific functional experience in the areas of engineering management, project development, or project execution of major capital projects required
  • Minimum ten (10) years prior experience working in the Chemical, Petrochemical, industrial gases, Refining, or equivalent industry on major capital projects valued at over $50 MM is required


Additional Qualifications

  • Previous experience in the oversight and management of High Value Engineering Centers is preferred, with clear experience and leadership experience of international engineering teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required to cover a range of audiences from project technical resources to executive levels of the organization
  • Results driven change agent that can harness the organization, leveraging internal and external resources, to achieve challenging objectives in a dynamic environment
  • Strong knowledge and experience with capital project engineering design requirements and project planning
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively handle multiple projects and/or changing priorities
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and coordinating cross-discipline teams on major projects with excellent team-building and conflict resolution skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Construction / Maintenance methods, best practices and technical understanding of the specifications, codes and standard quality control inspections applicable to major project work
  • A thorough technical understanding of the importance of  Engineering and Operational Excellence Standards and a demonstrated ability to set enterprise technical direction through their use
  • Exceptional analytical skills to effectively evaluate system performance, troubleshooting and mastery of continuous process improvement tools
  • Mentoring skills to effectively transfer technical expertise to less experienced engineers and specialists, including development of a successor
  • Extensive practical experience desired with IPA (FEL, fully integrated team) and/or CII (PDRI) project development methodology implemented in a stage gated system
  • Strong knowledge and experiences with engineering and construction contractor and procurement work practices including multiple contracting models (EPCM, EPC lump sum, lump sum turnkey, reimbursable, cost plus, fixed fee, etc.)


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


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


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LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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