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Lead, Discipline Engineering


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  80203
Department:  LKO Capital Projects
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


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

Education and Work Experience

  • 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


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


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

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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


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