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Engineer, Electrical - Equistar Chemicals Lake Charles Polymers


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  75444
Facility:  Lake Charles-Lyo
Department:  LLO Projects
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

To manage projects that will incorporate step change improvements in all aspects of safety, cost and operational equipment efficiency.  This engineer will identify solutions to resolve the gaps between the business plan and the demonstrated performance as a source of improvement projects.  The engineer will manage some dedicated electrical and instrument projects with responsibility for the estimation, design, procurement, and construction with internal and external resources.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop solutions to resolve findings from Process Hazard Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Technical Integrity and Operational Excellence audits, etc.  Responsible for integration of safety, operation, reliability and maintenance needs into projects
  • Investigate reliability issues and implement improvements to achieve the site's reliability targets.
  • Provide electrical and instrument engineering support for plant improvements from concept through installation.
  • Interface with maintenance and operations to develop project scope and budgetary estimates to prioritize and develop funding request with project engineering.  Supports the Capital Project Leader in the preparation of capital budgets.
  • Manage dedicated plant E&I expense projects.  Secure resources within the dimension of the project and maintain accurate accounting for the various phases in accordance with LyondellBasell accounting disciplines.  Accountable for declared targets of costs and schedule for dedicated projects.  Transfer of complete project to the Operations & Maintenance organization.
  • Review PLC programming logic when designer as site representative during the detailed engineering design phase.  General understanding of PLC programming.
  • Interface with the DCS Engineer and Fail Safe Controller systems.  Work with the DCS Engineer for point assignments.

Long Description

  • Ability to problem solve/trouble shoot electrical and instrument situations.  Work with instrument technicians during installation to provide troubleshooting support.  Interface with vendors for major capital projects to support equipment selection.
  • Apply layer of protection analysis and SIS concepts and interface with maintenance for PM optimization.  Identification of critical equipment and instrumentation and supports maintenance in the optimization of the mechanical integrity program including PM/PDM programs.
  • Interface with the Global Project Engineering Group during the design and installation of major capital projects for integration into the site's systems.
  • Responsible for ensuring that projects design complies with codes & standards.
  • Support a culture where teamwork and close cooperation of all business activities working towards LyondellBasell company values and goals is the highest priority.  Support a culture in which employee health, safety, environmental stewardship and high reliability are the top priorities.
  • Liaises with vendors and third party equipment experts to resolve reliability and performance issues.
  • Uses continuous learning in order to achieve better reliability at lower costs.  Responsible for acquisition and sharing of best practices from inside and outside the plant through Knowledge Management, participates in relevant communities and interfaces with LBI organizations to implement best practices and engineering standards.
  • Play an active role in the Path 2 Excellence initiative to obtain the goals of : Zero Recordables, Zero Environmental Events, and an Increase in the Production Target.

Min. Qualifications

  • Ability to work with third party suppliers 
  • Organizational and planning skills including ability to set priorities
  • Technical and analytic skill to identify opportunities for cost savings
  • Demonstrate electrical and/or instrument engineering skills and capabilities
  • PLC Programming a plus
  • Demonstrate IT capability in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 8+ years of manufacturing experience
  • Project Management experience
  • Familiarity with electrical engineering standards
  • Understanding of applicable laws, guidelines, principles and codes 
  • Skill in collaborative problem-solving and trouble shooting 


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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