25 Aug, 2023

Process Engineer

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

Job Description

Basic Function

The Global Engineering (GE) Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) Process Group provides leadership and technical support to projects and operations for all of LyondellBasell's I&D plants on a global basis. The Process Engineer will drive process and design improvements for Propylene Oxide/Styrene Monomer (POSM) plants and Joint Ventures worldwide as a global engineering process technologist.  The individual will identify, recommend and implement strategic projects to improve POSM site and technology performance.  This includes evaluating alternate engineering solutions to improve existing and future plants efficiency, reliability, environmental and process safety performance.  The Process Engineer will collaborate with other engineers to support process design and implementation of major capital projects.  The role involves plant support including project and process optimization, process safety management (PHA and MOC), troubleshooting, outage and turnaround support where POSM expertise is required.  The role includes support to global activities such as technology development, Sustainability initiatives, and driving best practices globally.

This position provides technical skills development and is ideal for the chemical engineer considering a technical ladder career.  The position interfaces with Global Engineering and Turnaround personnel, Global Projects, Technical groups (plant and R&D), Operations, Reliability, Maintenance, HSE, Business, Sustainability personnel.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Develop and support projects/programs which contribute to the profitability, reliability, HSE performance, sustainability and process safety integrity of POSM plants.
  • Evaluate existing processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, reduce CO2 emissions, improve product quality and reduce risk.
  • Evaluate alternate engineering solutions to improve existing plant operation or new future plants and offer a technically sound recommendation for the path forward.
  • Support plant evaluations and management of change packages providing technology input and endorsement.
  • Provide process design support for capital projects including Process Design Package preparation.
  • Coach less experienced engineers, as well as provide technical training to others.
  • Effectively communicate technical recommendations both verbally and written.
  • Incorporate process safety, environmental soundness and reliable operations principles and standards in projects and tasks.
  • Work directly with vendors, contractors and project engineering as appropriate.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 7 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.
  • Knowledge of chemical and process engineering fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of Process Safety fundamentals and Process Risk management.
  • Knowledge of POSM Technology is a plus.



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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. 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.


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LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national 

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