Project Engineering Manager
Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, Texas


Basic Function

  • Manages the interfaces between engineering disciplines as well as between third-party supplied engineering contractors, suppliers and the owner's engineering team. Develop clear scope definition of all client scope and interface points including engineering deliverables, scope of services, timeline, etc.
  • Coordinates the engineering team and ensures completeness of the Engineering/Design deliverables.
  • Support and promote all requirements for overall project engineering and procurement schedules and assist the Project Manager (PM) on managing cost by insuring all disciplines are competitively bidding equipment and materials for purchased.
  • Overall responsibility reaches until acceptance of the plant which includes development of close out reports and transfer of all project documentation.
  • Inform and report project status realistically, openly and in good time.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Be an Engineering leader by ensuring the LYB Projects are implemented in Detail Engineering deliverables for achieving Mechanical completion with Goal Zero incidents
within agreed project timelines and approved AFE TIC cost.
  • Resolution of technical queries raised by LYB & Partner engineering teams by engaging with Project & Site team members, further ensuring queries of vendors/contractors are also resolved.
  • Prepare the detailed engineering plans in the execution plan and the processes and procedures for engineering teams to follow.
  • Follow-up with Partner on engineering deliverables timely completion and also monitoring the review cycles at LYB.
  • Ensuring the man-hour consumption of the LYB engineering team members is within the budget.
  • Ensuring Management of Change is followed based on procedure.
  • Preparing the monthly progress report and issuing the same to PM for his review before it is published to Internal LYB stakeholders.
  • Appraising supervisor on the project activities.
  • Ensuring Lessons Learned from the past experience and similar projects is not repeated.

Min. Qualifications

  • Engineering or other technical degree (2 or 4 year level)

Work Experience
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years' project experience in chemical process industry or related field
  • General knowledge of all phases of engineering and construction

Languages English, additional language preferred

Area of Expertise, Requirements

  • Ensuring engineering standards LYB - OES -Tier 1, LYB ES and project engineering standards are adhered to in the specifications prepared by Partners.
  • Oversee the review of engineering deliverables prepared by Partner and drive to closure of deliverables
  • Ensuring Quality engineering deliverables are issued as scheduled
  • Weekly engagement with LYB Project & Site team members for discussion on Weekly Progress and Areas of concern.
  • Regular engagement with Partner for Lead Talks/ Bi-weekly and Project Steering meeting.
  • Attending pre-bid meetings with vendors (supplies) / bidders (contractors), Kick off meeting and further progress review meetings.
  • Leadership of on-going fit-for-purpose engineering with Project team, Site & LYB-Engineering Delivery members.
  • Attend project Risk Review sessions for risk identification and mitigation plan.


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.

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