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Turnaround Event Manager, EU (m/f/d)


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  79257
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  EU Turnarounds
Division:  Operational Excellence, HSE and People a

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 Event Manager, EU (m/f/d)

The Global Engineering & Turnaround (GE&T) organization has oversight responsibilities for the preparation and execution of all turnaround events globally.  The Turnaround Event Manager, EU leads and directs all preparation, planning, execution, and closure activities for turnaround assignments in Europe.  Position resides in GE&T with rotating assignments to turnarounds within assigned country or region for 2 – 3 years for the preparation and execution of each turnaround.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Provide leadership to enable the organization to achieve GoalZERO HSE performance.
  • Provide leadership to drive adoption of the Turnaround Excellence Model requirements and deliver to the Turnaround Premise.
  • Leads the Turnaround Management Team for each assigned turnaround to support, facilitate, and implement the front-end loading, planning, execution, and closure of the turnaround in accordance with the objectives established in the turnaround premise statement and within the approved cost and schedule.
  • Identifies and provides leadership to develop and realize turnaround improvement efforts.
  • Effectively communicates up, down, and across to foster support and remove obstacles.





  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in engineering, construction management, or related technical field is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a process plant or comparable environment is required.  5 or more years of prior turnaround or related work experience is strongly preferred for degreed candidates.  Non-degreed candidates should have a minimum of 15 years of experience in a process plant or comparable environment.  10 or more years of prior turnaround or related work experience is strongly preferred.
  • Working fluency in English and German (written and spoken). Working knowledge of French and/or Dutch is a plus.




  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.  SAP, Primavera, Tableau, and Archer skills preferred.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and effectively manage people and multiple/changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • 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.
  • Excellent leadership, mentoring and team work skills with the ability to effectively transfer technical expertise to less experienced turnaround professionals.
  • Administrative acumen and expertise.
  • 5% - 10% travel within Europe required and occasional international travel.  With responsibilities for two sites in Germany, travel will increase based on the turnaround cycle.  The first execution is at the WEO site and begins in September of 2024, the next will be at the MUO site and begins in September of 2027.



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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