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Manager,TA Planning & Scheduling Europe

Company Name:  Basell Polyolefine GmbH

Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  73111
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  TA Planning, Sched., & Const., Serv.
Division:  HS&E, Global Engineering and Turnarounds

LyondellBasell  is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Every day our employees of LyondellBasell work around the clock to reliably and safely deliver the plastics, chemicals, materials, fuels and technologies that advance solutions to our world´s biggest challenges. Found in nearly every sector of the economy, the products and materials produced by LyondellBasell are key to advancing solutions. With a nearly 70-year legacy of game-changing innovation, LyondellBasell is the world´s largest licensor of polyolefin and polypropylene technologies and sells products into approximately 100 countries.


For our largest European production site in Wesseling/Knapsack near Cologne, we are looking for a


Manager, Turnaround Planning & Scheduling, Europe (m/f/d)


The Global Engineering & Turnaround (GE&T) organization has oversight responsibilities for the preparation and execution of all turnaround events globally.  The Manager, Turnaround Planning & Scheduling, Europe leads a team of turnaround Planners, Schedulers, and Field Coordinators and is responsible for the successful planning and scheduling of Europe turnarounds.  They also lead a large contract workforce supporting turnaround planning, scheduling and field coordination.  The position resides in Global Engineering & Turnaround (GE&T).


Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Provide leadership to enable the organization to achieve GoalZERO HSE performance
  • Provide leadership to drive to best practices in planning and scheduling
  • Identifies and provides leadership to develop and realize turnaround improvement efforts
  • Responsible for the quality of turnaround planning and scheduling, owns and shares best practices, responsible for on-boarding of new contractors as turnaround work load fluctuates.
  • Responsible for managing the planning and scheduling staffing needs of 2 – 3 simultaneous turnarounds
  • Effectively communicates up, down, and across to foster support and remove obstacles
  • Responsible for the planning and scheduling that directs the work of 1000 – 2000 contract workers
  • Coordinates team of 10 contract planners and schedulers





  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or related technical field is preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a process plant or comparable environment is required.  10 or more years of prior turnaround / project experience and 5 years of management experience strongly preferred. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and SAP
  • Highly competent in Primavera scheduling and Deltek Acumen Fuse.
  • Languages: Fluent English and German; French and Dutch also desired.


Critical Competencies/Behaviors:

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and effectively manage people and multiple/changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Construction management expertise with detailed knowledge of craft and quality assurance practices
  • Exceptional analytical skills to effectively evaluate system performance, troubleshooting and mastery of continuous process improvement tools
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interface with and relate complex concepts/issues with all levels from craft to executive leadership
  • Excellent leadership, mentoring and team work skills with the ability to effectively transfer technical expertise to less experienced turnaround professionals
  • Administrative acumen and expertise



20% - 30% travel within Europe required.



What do we offer


We offer you a job with a high level of diverse tasks and responsibilities in an international company that highly values the development of its employees, quality and safety. You get the freedom to take a range of responsibilities in a rapidly evolving environment. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package and challenging opportunities for growth.


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For questions on the vacancy, please contact Tamara Dietzel, Human Resources,

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