10 May, 2021

Global Process Engineer

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Houston, TX, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

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

The process engineer will work as a global engineer in the Global POTBA Technology group that is part of the GE&T organization. 
While being in a Global / Corporate group, the engineer will work “co-located” in a LYB POTBA plant.
They will support the technology and the POTBA plants as a global process expert. 
A part of their time will be dedicated to global activities (technology development, studies for Business, global analyses, global consistency, support to Licensing group, etc.). 
A part of their time will be dedicated to supporting the plant where they are located, for high added value topics where POTBA expertise is required.

Autonomy is required, under the supervision and leadership of an I&D Process Engineering manager, who can be located in the USA or in Europe.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Think globally: from a local study, to be able to develop global preferred practices, recommendations, improvements, etc. applicable in other LYB POTBA sites.
  • Evaluate existing processes to improve effectiveness, reduce costs, reduce energy use, reduce CO2 emissions, improve product quality while maintaining or enhancing process safety.
  • Provide technical expertise to execute plant projects including preparation of project justifications.
  • Develop and support implementation of projects/programs which contribute to the profitability, reliability, environmental, and safety integrity of the technology and the plants.
  • Be a resource as required for the implementation of MOC’s and PHR’s, when POTBA technology sensitive items require our (Global POTBA group) review / validation / recommendation.
  • Incorporate process safety, environmental soundness and reliable operations principles and standards in projects and tasks.
  • Effectively communicate technical achievements both verbally and written.



Additional Specifications

  • Will work for the POTBA technology.
  • Will be based in PO Bayport Choate plant, Houston, Texas.
  • Direct supervision can be Houston-based or can be remote (Europe) with time difference.

Min. Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical / Process Engineering.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience.


  • Adequate knowledge and experience effectively brought in work-practice in the chemical/petrochemical or other similar manufacturing environment.
  • Computing skills including MS Office suite and process simulation software.
  • Expert knowledge of chemical and process engineering fundamentals.
  • Expert knowledge of Process Safety fundamentals, Process Risk management and design of Safety Instrumented Systems.
  • Experience with POTBA Technology is highly desired
  • Experience of working in an international environment is a plus.




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.


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