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Turnaround Construction Manager


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  75764
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  EU Turnarounds
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


Turnaround Construction Manager (f/m/d)


The Global Engineering & Turnaround (GE&T) organization has oversight responsibilities for the preparation and execution of all turnaround events globally.  The Turnaround Construction Manager, Germany leads in staffing preparation and field execution of the assigned turnaround event. The position resides in Global Engineering & Turnaround (GE&T).


Roles & Responsibilities


  • Provide leadership to enable the organization to achieve GoalZERO HSE performance
  • Leads the development and implementation of turnaround execution strategies and best practices
  • Leads and participates in constructability reviews and schedule optimizations
  • Develops the staffing plan to support the pre-turnaround and execution phase based on planned man hour estimates and contractor requirements / input
  • Leads execution team training and on-boarding efforts
  • Accountable for all maintenance field activities associated with the turnaround and related capital projects
  • Effectively communicates up, down, and across to foster support and remove obstacles


Min. Qualifications


  • 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 365 and SAP. Understanding of field execution for Petrochemical Turnarounds. Knowledge of basic Primavera scheduling practices preferred.
  • 20% - 35% travel within Germany required.  Willingness to accept short-term, out of home area assignments to support turnaround executions.


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


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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