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Project Controls Manager


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  82398
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Project Controls EAI
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Are you an experienced project manager with the ability to successfully influence project teams?
Welcome to LyondellBasell..

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 a Project Controls Manager you are responsible for establishing and maintaining project estimating, scheduling, cost, and risk management processes, on assigned projects, that meet the quality and technical requirements of LyondellBasell’s Project Management Process (PMP). This position manages project controls disciplines to provide all data related to HSE, cost, and schedule performance to the project manager and project sponsor.


Some core responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining project estimating, scheduling, cost, and risk management processes, that meet the quality and technical requirements of LyondellBasell’s Project Management Process (PMP) and applicable Project Controls PEWP Guidelines.
  • Prepares the Project Controls Plan based on the scope and execution strategy for each project. Develops/reviews schedules, estimates, and risk registers included in the Project Execution Plan (PEP).
  • Ensures maintenance (including review and audit) of the estimating, cost, and scheduling processes and tools of contractors, subcontractors, and vendors; align with LyondellBasell requirements.
  • Ensures that the cost estimates, schedules, man-hour budgets, scope changes, cost trends and budget revisions produced by contractors, subcontractors, and vendors are reviewed appropriately.
  • Prepares and maintains project specific staffing plans, to ensure project controls staffing levels are appropriate.
  • Develops/reviews the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS).  Works with the project teams and contractors to ensure compliance with WBS, CBS and work packaging requirements through appropriate segregation and coding.
  • Works with assigned Project Controls discipline personnel to provide project estimating, cost, schedule, risk management and HSE information as required for project planning, funding, and reporting purposes.  
  • Analyzes project controls data to proactively identify problems and propose solutions.
  • Member of Project Leadership Team advising and counseling Project Managers on controls related matters.
  • Ensures change management process for each project is in place and operating properly to ensure timely documentation of all change orders (scope change, cost trends, budget shifts, etc.) in compliance with GP PC PEWP.
  • Provides independent view of project progress, cost trends, TIC and spend-out forecast.
  • Ensures that all project controls data is collected and captured in the appropriate LyondellBasell systems (i.e. PIMS).
  • Serves as the liaison between the project team and GP Project Controls organization.
  • Assists in benchmarking (internal and external) efforts.

This is who you are

You are an experienced project manager with the ability to successfully influence project teams.
With your ability to surface conflicts and resolve them effectively, you are not afraid to push back on leadership when required to ensure successful project outcomes. You possess strong verbal and written communications skills and communicate effectively on various levels, within project teams, site organizations, and corporate departments.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field or substantial relevant work experience;
  • Membership or certification from project management profession (e.g. PMP) desirable;
  • 10+ years of Project Controls experience preferably in relation to petrochemical or refining industry projects;
  • Knowledge of petrochemical / refining industry contracting practices, project control processes, project management practices, and financial system processes related to project management;
  • Familiar with Primavera P6, Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE), and SAP. Proficient using the Microsoft Office software suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • English required; knowledge of other languages (Dutch, German, Italian, French or Spanish) desirable.

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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