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Lead, Discipline Engineering


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  85668
Department:  LKO Discipline Engineering
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su


Basic Function

This position has the responsibility for managing the engineering disciplines for the Capital Projects department, including electrical, mechanical, process and document control.   The primary function of the discipline engineering group is supporting the execution of capital projects by ensuring sound technical solutions that meets quality requirements, regulatory standards and engineering specifications and standards.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative and technical supervision of discipline engineering resources that directly support and are assigned to the Capital Projects organization.  
  • Ensure that appropriate resource staffing to adequately support capital project related activities.  This includes staffing of positions, cross-training coordination, and continuous professional development of the overall team skillset while supporting a High-Performance Culture.
  • Ensure group specifications and standards comply with LyondellBasell standards and  regulatory & legal requirements.
  • Ensure technical solutions proposed by Capital Projects meets quality requirements, regulatory standards, engineering specifications and standards
  • Develop, maintain, monitor, and report metrics for each discipline to help improve the performance of the group and communicate these metrics to management.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders on governance, compliance requirements, procedures, processes, best practices and ensure to implement relevant  aspects.  Report these items as required.
  • Routinely assess and report recommendations for improvements or necessary software/hardware upgrades to ensure the capital team stays effective.  
  • Manage the process design for capital projects.
  • Maintain strong safety and environmental compliance focus.
  • Contribute in a team environment and establish work relationships with onsite and offsite functional groups to achieve results.
  • Balance day-to-day operational priorities with long term strategic objectives to ensure alignment with company goals.
  • Manage less experienced engineers, as well as technical training to others.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience within the chemical industry 
  • 5 years managerial/team lead experience is preferred

Languages English

Preferred Qualifications

Other skills:

  • Systematic and procedural 
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Dedicated with strong work ethics, enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Computer skills, including MS Office, Aspen & Vision
  • Commitment to HSE
  • Self-motivation and high initiative


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


We are LyondellBasell – 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.


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.


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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.

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