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Process Engineer


Houston, TX, US, 77049

Req ID:  79316
Facility:  Channelview-Hec-130
Department:  Process Engineering I&D
Division:  HS&E, Global Engineering and Turnarounds


Basic Function

The Global Engineering and Turnarounds (GET) Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) Process Group provides leadership and technical support to projects and operations for all of LyondellBasell's I&D plants on a global basis. The Process Engineer will drive process and design improvements for Ethylene Oxide, Ethylene Glycol, and Derivative plants.  The individual will identify, recommend and implement strategic projects to improve performance.  This includes evaluating alternate engineering solutions to improve existing and future plants efficiency, reliability, environmental and process safety performance.  The Process Engineer will collaborate with other engineers to support process design and implementation of major capital projects.  This position provides technical skills development and is ideal for the chemical engineer considering a technical ladder career.  The position interfaces with Global Engineering and Turnaround personnel, Global Projects, Technical groups (plant and R&D), Operations, Reliability, Maintenance, and HSE personnel.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Develop and support projects/programs which contribute to the profitability, reliability, environmental and safety integrity of the plant.
•    Evaluate existing processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, improve product quality reduce risk.
•    Evaluate alternate engineering solutions to improve existing plant operation or new future plants and offer a technically sound recommendation for the path forward.
•    Support plant evaluations and management of change packages providing technology input and endorsement.
•    Provide process design support for capital projects including Process Design Package preparation.
•    Coach less experienced engineers, as well as provide technical training to others.
•    Effectively communicate technical recommendations and achievements both verbally and written.
•    Incorporate process safety, environmental soundness and reliable operations principles and standards in projects and tasks.
•    Develop and maintain the EO/EG technology excellence model.
•    Work directly with vendors, contractors and project engineering as appropriate.

Min. Qualifications

Area of Expertise, Requirements
•    Expert knowledge of Ethylene Oxide and Ethylene Glycol process technology and economic drivers
•    Expert knowledge of chemical and process engineering fundamentals
•    Expert knowledge of Safety Design Systems
•    Expert knowledge of HSE/PSM regulations and relevant company Operational Excellence guidelines/procedures
•    Expert knowledge in the development of Process Design Packages and related economics

Education:  Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering required

Work Experience 
•    Minimum 10 years work experience with world-scale chemical and petrochemical process unit design and operations
•    Minimum 5 years EO/EG process engineering, manufacturing support, or plant operations is preferred
•    Experience in similar process technologies to EO/EG (Oxidative reactions) will be considered

Languages: English

Other skills:  PC skills including SAP, MS Office suite, and process simulation software.


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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