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Senior Engineer, Fixed Equipment


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  80895
Department:  LKO Inspections
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

LyondellBasell is searching for a Senior Fixed Equipment Maintenance & Reliability Engineer for the new Louisiana Integrated Polymers (LIP) Joint Venture Olefins and Derivatives Plant located in Lake Charles, LA. Working in a team environment, the Fixed Equipment Engineer is responsible for managing/developing and optimizing projects, implementing reliability best practices, as well as supporting plant activities as needed.  The position interacts with other engineers, specialists, and technicians at the site, corporate technical networks, peers at other locations, and vendors/suppliers as needed to resolve problems, assist capital projects and turnarounds, and improve plant reliability and performance.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support for assigned projects
  • Participates in determining the desired scope of work for assigned projects
  • Develops and maintains specifications, philosophies and standards and passes these along to engineering and construction vendors to complete scope of work
  • Works with engineering, design, and construction to make sure the project uses sound engineering and construction practices.
  • Applies broad working knowledge of most types of equipment with specialized knowledge of one or more equipment types  
  • Preparing designs and specifications for mechanical systems and materials, and contributing to the technical selection, sizing, and evaluation of equipment and piping systems
  • Reviewing equipment drawings, P&IDs, and general arrangement drawings from a mechanical standpoint
  • Preparing and reviewing equipment data sheets and equipment lists
  • Reviewing and approving vendor drawings in accordance with industry and project codes and standards
  • Defines project execution plans, scopes of work, work packages, stage gate criteria, and other project execution components for the assigned discipline/scope of work
  • Prepares, or assists in the preparation of, the cost estimates and schedules for mechanical accounts for equipment for bids and proposal work
  • Preparation of the technical sections of inquiries and purchase orders, reviews bids, and makes recommendations leading to the selection of vendors
  • Provides management with progress reports on a monthly basis on assigned projects
  • Works on internal processes consistent with corporate standards and policies, and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Completes any additional responsibilities assigned by Management

Min. Qualifications

Area of Expertise, Requirements

  • Familiar with applicable codes and standards – ASME, ANSI, API, NFPA, PSM Mechanical Integrity, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), and knowledge of software tools (SAP, Meridium, CAD, CAESAR, STAAD, CAEPIPE)
  • The successful candidate must exhibit an understanding of business drivers, management of change requirements, reliability processes, and maintenance workflow
  • The successful candidate must have strong commitment to safety, a high level of personal integrity, and dedication to conducting business in an ethical way

•    Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering


Work Experience 

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation industries
  • Experience with design of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and piping systems
  • Experience executing brownfield plant projects


Languages English, additional language preferred


Other skills

  • Must be able to communicate detailed design issues effectively with suppliers, stakeholders, and other engineering disciplines
  • Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement for effective communication of complex issues across the organization as well as for mentoring and consensus building 


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.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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