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Project Engineer


Houston, TX, US, 77049

Req ID:  82878
Facility:  Channelview-Hec-130
Department:  Center of Excel, Engr and Info Mgmt
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE


Basic Function

During a time of uncertainty and challenges in adjacent industries, LyondellBasell continues to invest in major projects and add to its workforce.  Due to growth, we have a variety of project engineering openings.  This is a rare career opportunity to make a deep and lasting footprint on the company’s landscape.

US offices are located at the Houston Engineering Center just 14 short miles NE from Downtown Houston, TX. This is a direct-hire position with competitive base salary, annual bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension, employee discounts, and much, much more!

Candidates will:

  • Manage the interfaces between engineering disciplines as well as between third-party supplied engineering contractors, suppliers and the owner’s engineering team.
  • Develop clear scope definition of all client scope and interface points including engineering deliverables, scope of services, timeline, etc.
  • Coordinate the engineering team and ensures completeness of the Engineering/Design deliverables.
  • Support and promote all requirements for overall project engineering and procurement schedules and assist the Project Manager (PM) on managing cost by ensuring all disciplines are competitively bidding equipment and materials for purchased.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Be an Engineering leader by ensuring the LYB Projects are implemented in Detail Engineering deliverables for achieving Mechanical completion with Goal Zero incidents within agreed project timelines and approved AFE TIC cost.
  • Resolution of technical queries raised by LYB & Partner engineering teams by engaging with Project & Site team members,  further ensuring queries of vendors/contractors are also resolved.
  • Prepare the detailed engineering plans in the execution plan and the processes and procedures for engineering teams to follow.
  • Follow-up with Partner on engineering deliverables timely completion and also monitoring the review cycles at LYB.
  • Ensuring the man-hour consumption of the LYB engineering team members is within the budget.
  • Ensuring Management of Change is followed based on procedure.
  • Preparing the monthly progress report and issuing the same to PM for his review before it is published to Internal LYB stakeholders. 
  • Appraising supervisor on the project activities.
  • Ensuring Lessons Learned from the past experience and similar projects is not repeated.
  • Ensuring engineering standards LYB – OES -Tier 1, LYB ES and project engineering standards are adhered to in the specifications prepared by Partners.
  • Oversee the review of engineering deliverables prepared by Partner and drive to closure of deliverables
  • Ensuring Quality engineering deliverables are issued as scheduled
  • Weekly engagement with  LYB Project & Site team members for discussion on Weekly Progress and Areas of concern.
  • Regular engagement with Partner for Lead Talks/ Bi-weekly and Project Steering meeting.
  • Attending pre-bid meetings with vendors (supplies) / bidders (contractors), Kick off meeting and further progress review meetings.
  • Leadership of on-going fit-for-purpose engineering with Project team, Site & LYB-Engineering Delivery members.
  • Attend project Risk Review sessions for risk identification and mitigation plan.

Min. Qualifications

*We have multiple openings ranging from mid to senior career level. Qualifications could vary based on the role.*

  • Engineering or other technical degree (2 or 4 year level)
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years’ project experience in chemical process industry or related field
  • General knowledge of all phases of engineering and construction
  • International project management experience a major plus
  • Languages: English, additional language preferred



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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 unlock value for our customers, investors and society. 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.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


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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