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Project Manager (m/f/d)


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389 Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  85406
Facility:  Wesseling-501, Rotterdam-540
Department:  Global Projects Development
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Are you result oriented and willing to challenge the status quo? Welcome to LyondellBasell!


For our Global Project Development team either in Wesseling near Cologne or in Rotterdam, the Netherlands,  we are looking for a


Project Manager (m/f/d)


This position is accountable for the overall execution of strategic capital projects supporting LyondellBasell’s core businesses and growth strategy. Leadership of large integrated projects with values between $10 and $100 million, including complicating factors such as new technologies. Complexity is derived from seniority level of stakeholders, number of external organizations engaged, novel execution strategies, fabrication and procurement in varied geographies/locations, and the projects' overall size.  Formation of, and successful execution and engagement, including alignment of senior stakeholder groups across multiple companies.  Oversight of several project leaders and multiple project areas comprising an integrated facility.  Accountability includes strategic and tactical matters associated with the project execution and commences during the bid development phase and continues through start-up and commissioning.

These activities requires significant interaction with stakeholders, strategic partners, technology licensors, EPCms, and suppliers and sub-contractors appropriate to the size of investment to ensure effective coordination across all involved to ensure delivery on corporate commitments. Interfaces extensively with core business leadership, executive levels of various partners, suppliers and contractors to ensure alignment of highest level project objectives.  Global execution focus, line of sight from business objectives to project outcomes, strong cross-cultural competency.  Requires ability to act as a senior leader, accomplishing objectives through empowerment of other project leaders, and ability to foster One-Team approach across organizations.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • During Project Development, establish Execution strategies for execution, procurement, construction and start-up. Ensure internal and external business case stakeholders understand risks and responsibilities associated project execution. Define the project scope and budget and present results in a clear, concise, manner. Project scope includes engineering, design, equipment procurement, construction procurement, construction management, plant commissioning and start-up, environmental permitting.
  • Act as Leader or “face of the project” to internal and external stakeholders and positively represent project organization inside LyondellBasell and externally.  Represent LyondellBasell Global Projects in a positive, ethical, manner to the highest levels of the organization.
  • Oversight and direction of all project execution activities, including overall cost, schedule, and plant performance related to the project assigned.
  • Develop and lead a high-performing project team that includes not only the core LyondellBasell’s project members, other owner company functions, external partners, vendors, and equipment vendors.  Able to bring a team together for a common goal through appropriate  motivation, engagement and delegation.
  • Overall management of all aspects affiliated to the project performed by LyondellBasell and affiliate partners including work done within and across Global Projects, as well as supporting functions such as Manufacturing, Procurement, HSE, Project Controls, HR, Finance, Legal and Corporate Affairs.
  • Providing guidance to other project leaders working within the team as Project or Area Delivery managers while remaining directly accountable to Stakeholders.
  • Accountability for review of execution strategies and decision-making processes as required. Lead the internal and/or external problem-solving necessary to arrive at appropriate decisions even with limited information.
  • Maintain a safe work environment and support corporate and organizational safety goals in the office, suppliers, and fabrication and field sites.
  • Ensure Project Controls and Risk Management procedures are followed, and any issues resolved.



  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Project or Construction Management or closely related technical field
  • Project Management Professional or similar certification preferred
  • Registered Professional Engineer or other certification a plus
  • At least 10 years of experience delivering major capital projects in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Refining, or equivalent industry
  • Strong history of increasing responsibility of team leadership, demonstrating ability to act as inspirational leader in capital deployment
  • International project management experience a major plus
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal) required; Dutch, German, Italian and/or French a plus 



  • Must be purpose driven, highly organized and flexible.
  • Strong understanding of major capital delivery methods and good familiarity with engineering and field subcontractors.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with executive level presentation skills.
  • Requires demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent team building and facilitation skills required.
  • Ability to gather information and quickly develop a deep understanding of the project, business case and how to integrate with the manufacturing site.
  • Must possess effective leadership capabilities to lead a diverse cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to delegate complex tasks to others while maintaining good understanding of outcomes.  Identify and correct underperformance when required.
  • Skilled at building relationships and partnerships to deliver successful projects to the mutual benefit of the business and the operating client.
  • Routinely prepare and present project updates to senior and executive leadership.



What makes us attractive – your perspectives?


We offer attractive salary package, company social benefits and mobile working.

We encourage decisions and reward results.

We believe in the power of many - with continuous improvement we build successful teams.

We want to appeal to everyone – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.



Interested ?


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We are LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) – 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 champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  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.


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