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Engineer, Electrical at Equistar Chemicals LP, Lake Charles Polymers

Company: LyondellBasell
Location: Westlake
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:


Basic Function

To manage projects that will incorporate step change improvements in all aspects of safety, cost and operational equipment efficiency. This engineer will identify solutions to resolve the gaps between the business plan and the demonstrated performance as a source of improvement projects. The engineer will manage some dedicated electrical and instrument projects with responsibility for the estimation, design, procurement and construction with internal and external resources.

Roles & Responsibilities

Develop solutions to resolve findings from Process Hazard Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Technical Integrity and Operational Excellence audits, etc. Responsible for integration of safety, operation, reliability and maintenance needs into projects. Investigate reliability issues and implement improvements to achieve the site's reliability targets. Provide electrical and instrument engineering support for plant improvements from concept through installation. Interface with maintenance and operations to develop project scope and budgetary estimates to prioritize and develop funding request with project engineering. Supports the Capital Project Leader in the preparation of capital budgets. Review PLC programming logic when designer as site representative during the detailed engineering design phase. General understanding of PLC programming. Manage dedicated plant E&I expense projects. Secure resources within the dimension of the project and maintain accurate accounting for the various phases in accordance with LyondellBasell accounting disciplines. Accountable for declared targets of costs and schedule for dedicated projects. Transfer of complete project to the Operations and Maintenance organization. Interface with the DCS Engineer and Fail Safe Controller systems. Work with the DCS Engineer for point assignments. Ability to problem solve/troubleshoot electrical and instrument situations. Work with instrument technicians during installation to provide troubleshooting support. Interface with vendors for major capital projects to support equipment selection. Apply layer of protection analysis and SIS concepts and interface with maintenance for PM optimization. Identification of critical equipment and instrumentation and supports maintenance in the optimization of the mechanical integrity program including PM/PDM programs. Interface with the Global Project Engineering Group during the design and installation of major capital projects for integration into the site's systems. Responsible for ensuring that projects design complies with codes and standards. Support a culture where teamwork and close cooperation of all business activities working towards LyondellBasell company values and goals is the highet priority. Support a culture in which employee health, safety, environmental stewardship and high reliability are the top priorities. Liaises with vendors and third party equipment experts to resolve reliability and performance issues. Uses continuous learning in order to achieve better reliability at lower costs. Responsible for acquisition and sharing of best practices from inside and outside the plant through Knowledge Management, participates in relevant communities and interfaces with LBI organizations to implement best practices and engineering standards. Play an active role in the Path 2 Excellence initiative to obtain the goals of: Zero Recordables, Zero Environmental Events and an Increase in the Production Target.

Min. Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Ability to work with third party suppliers
  • Organizational and planning skills including ability to set priorities
  • Technical and analytic skill to identify opportunities for cost savings
  • Demonstrate electrical and/or instrument engineering skills and capabilities
  • PLC Programming a plus
  • Demonstrate IT capability in Microsoft Office Suite

    Preferred Qualifications

    • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • 8+ years of manufacturing experience.
    • Project Management experience
    • Familiarity with electrical engineering standards
    • Understanding of applicable laws, guidelines, principles and codes
    • Skill in collaborative problem-solving and troubleshooting


      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 or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

      Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

Keywords: LyondellBasell, Lake Charles , Engineer, Electrical at Equistar Chemicals LP, Lake Charles Polymers, Other , Westlake, Louisiana

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