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Project Engineering Manager Job

Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30266 - Posted 10/26/2018 - Engineering & Technology - Houston. Texas. US


Project Engineering Manager


This position reports functionally to the Habanero Project Director, and administratively to the corporate Director of Project Engineering and Construction.   Position will have functional responsibility of a staff of approximately five (5) owner subject matter experts, and be the direct manager of the International Engineering Company (IEC) for engineering activities.


• Function self-sufficiently, with little direction or supervision on project engineering/management activities. 
• Position requires strong understanding of the technical aspects of process and project development and execution, as well as ability to understand and satisfy internal customers' needs/requirements. 
• Supervise team of owner subject matter experts, and manage a large multi-discipline team of engineering contractors
• There is strong involvement and interfacing with government agencies and neighboring communities, especially in terms of environmental and safety issues.
• Work with an international project team including technical resources and executive project sponsors



80% Manage International Engineering Contractor Activities
• Strong involvement and influence in project development and project organization
• Predicts and avoids problems before they impact project performance
• Lead team meetings and provide communication to leadership regarding project status
• Establishes appropriate action/implementation plans
• Selects, directs, coordinates and manages engineering contractors, vendors and subcontractors
• Reviews and approves designs, estimates, plans and change orders
• Manages local and international project resources:  capital, time, manpower
• Works well in a matrix organization and provides clear and timely communication to project members and stakeholders (Project controls, Construction management, start up team)


20% Manage Owner Subject Matter Experts
• Provides day to day direction of activities for an international team of discipline engineers
• Set direction, manage priorities, and provide clear and timely communication to the team


• Role will be split between KBR office towers in Houston, TX and the Beaumont, TX site. 
• Must be willing to travel/stay in the Beaumont area for a significant period of time, up to 75% during construction phase
• Must maintain safety as a core value. 
• Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.).
• Must possess a strong commitment to safety both personally and in project execution.


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical discipline. 
• Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in project engineering / project management.
• Thorough understanding of project management and project execution strategies, including owner/engineer contracting strategies
• Working knowledge of Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) and Primavera P6 is preferred.
• Working knowledge of SAP is preferred.


• Excellent interpersonal skills – both verbal and written.

• Motivated / self-starter

• Innovative / creative / resourceful

• Ability to challenge and influence decision making to peers, contractors, and senior management.

• Ability to lead complex projects

• Decision making

• Cooperative - team player
• Strong details-orientation

• Results oriented

• Capacity to anticipate project issues
• Ability to effectively navigate and work within in a global and culturally diverse environment.

• Strong, competent negotiating skills

• Diplomat / persuasive / good listener

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ around 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. 

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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