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Contracts Manager Capital Projects


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  82706
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Procurement & Contracts EAI
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Are you an experienced contract and/ or procurement manager and likes to work at multiple manufacturing sites and with engineering companies? Exciting opportunity supporting the European portfolio of major capital projects. Welcome to LyondellBasell…

Job grade

E_MANUF_06, final grading will be done based on experience and qualifications.

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.Please enter job description here.

This is the role

As the Contracts & Procurement Manager Capital Projects, you are primarily responsible for all aspects of contracting for assigned capital projects in the range of $10-$500MM Total Installed Cost (TIC). Depending on project size and complexity, the Capital Project Contracting Manager may also direct a contract administrator or contract administration employees of an engineering and construction management firm.



  • Develop and own the project contracting & procurement strategy and project contracting plans;
  • Ensure cost of contracted work is to budget and that the delivery supports the project schedule;
  • Ensure contracts are executed in accordance with Legal and Corporate requirements;
  • Ensure approved and qualified contractors are selected;
  • Negotiate terms and change orders on behalf of Lyondellbasell;
  • Manage effective internal client and external contract relationships to benefit the Project.

This is who you are

You are able to work independently with minimal supervision in a matrix environment on multiple projects in various phases. You possess good project management skills and a proven track record of making successful decisions on projects.
You are accomplished in negotiating with contractors on legal and commercial aspects of complex contracts. You have a deep understanding of “fit for purpose” compensation models and contracting strategies within the Capital project process. You are willing to travel to jobsites or Engineering offices as needed.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 10+ years of project contracting experience within an Owner organization or EPC organization working directly on contracts for capital projects with TIC of more than $10 MM is highly preferred;
  • Experience in oil, gas, or petrochemical related industry and knowledge related to construction or services contracting;
  • Experience in negotiating commercial terms for multi-million dollar contracts;
  • Experience in developing project contracting plans and project contracting strategies;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing project contracting processes “cradle to grave” for capital projects;
  • Fluent in English and preferably German.

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact our sr Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. 
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