20 Feb, 2023

E&I Engineer

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Westlake Village, CA, USA
Engineer Chemicals

Job Description

Basic Function

As a member of the Capital Projects Team, the Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Engineer will conduct E&I analysis and design for capital projects in order to sustain and improve profitability, while maintaining a strong commitment to safety and environmental compliance. Responsibilities also include implementing best practices, developing and optimizing processes and procedures to align and comply with LyondellBasell (LYB) global standards and regulations, as well as supporting project design and construction activities. 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, implement solution and improve the capital project process. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provides technical support for projects in a systematic and purposeful way, which includes, but is not limited to safety, environmental, engineering, design, construction and material requisitions.
  • Develop Electrical and Instrumentation scope to support capital projects.   
  • Review engineering and design packages within agreed timeline.
  • Review, update, compile and implement the quality control systems and procedures to ensure quality assurance, including hold and review plans.   
  • Coach / mentor / train resources including sharing of technology enhancements.
  • Participate in governance, budgeting, cost reporting, estimating and scheduling activities as required.    
  • Supports all the plant groups (Process, Maintenance, Environmental, Safety, Production, etc. and Corporate Engineering) by providing engineering expertise and providing advanced troubleshooting.
  • Provides management with progress reports on assigned projects and tasks.
  • Participates in determining the optimal solution and scope of work for assigned projects.
  • Works with engineering, design and construction to make sure the optimal solution is engineered, designed and constructed.      
  • Develops, updates and provide inputs in specifications, philosophies and standards and communicate these to outside engineering and construction.
  • Participate in addressing “Request for Information” requests.
  • Provides support to electrical and instrumentation technicians and the capital project team members as required.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging technology, assessing applicability to improve reliability and performance, or to reduce maintenance cost.

Min. Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Electrical, Chemical or Process Engineering or related field.
  • Experience executing plant projects. 

Work Experience 

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation industries is preferred.
  • Instrumentation experience is preferred.
  • Experience executing plant projects. 

Languages English, additional language preferred

Other skills

  • 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. 
  • Capital project development and execution models.
  • An understanding of business drivers, management of change requirements, reliability processes, and maintenance workflow.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and written skills.
  • Thorough understanding of regulations and standards pertaining to the electrical and/or instrumentation industries.

Preferred Qualifications



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


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com 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.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


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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