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Senior Project Manager- Refining/Chemical

Senior Project Manager- Refining/Chemical


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Job Description

nerally responsible for supervision and technical direction over a team of engineers and designers. Responsible to company and the client for total delivery of the services on time, within performance budget and meeting quality expectations in a safe manner. Work at this level requires extensive progressive experience in project management and involves utilization of project controls for cost, schedule and quality of projects. This work will be performed under very little supervision.


Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Efficiently managing promotional projects minimizing cost  by working with the Engineering Resource Leaders to accurately estimate Professional Service man-hours to complete the project while achieving the objectives.
  • Responsible for successfully managing commercial contract(s) on one or more projects of various sizes, as required. Ensuring that invoices are paid in a timely manner, Project Change Notices are processed, monthly Office Earnings Report (OER) is reviewed in the time allotted, and the project(s) plan in Vision is current.
  • Maintaining control of the project by tracking and maintaining discipline performance budget progress, schedule commitments, and quality standards. Understanding and utilizing the project tools that are in place for project control.
  • Validating professional service and construction estimates at the beginning of a project, then tracking changes as the project progresses.
  • Responsible for participating in development of all major technical, cost, scheduling and performance decisions.
  • Familiarity with project scope, specifications, deliverables required by client, and design criteria upon assignment to a project and gaining company team alignment of schedule and budget in regard to deliverables required. Work with client team to define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Recognizing and communicating scope and design changes promptly by championing the Project Change Notice process and promoting a positive Change Management culture.
  • Leading the effort in building a productive Team both in-house and with the client. Utilize rewards where applicable to recognize outstanding contributions.
  • Coordinating resource requirements with other ongoing project work and insure all parties’ expectations are aligned.
  • Planning and organizing the work of the team. Communicating the plan to your team, the project leadership team and the client. Aligning the expectations of all parties. Conduct weekly coordination meetings with the Team.
  • Maintaining timely and accurate reporting including weekly and monthly reports utilizing a comprehensive action item list.
    Reviewing engineering documents, vendor submittals, fabrication drawings and other construction submittals for compliance with engineering drawings, specifications, good engineering practice, and project objectives. Project Manager is responsible for ensuring all documentation is reviewed and checked against vendor submittals, specifications, interdiscipline, etc. regardless of resource location.
  • Ensuring that standard project work processes are followed by all team members through all phases of engineering, procurement, and construction.
  • Regularly interviewing discipline leads to maintain up-to-date progress against man hour expended analysis recognizing the Project Manager is responsible for overall financial health of each project with the respective discipline leads being responsible for producing the required deliverables within the given budget.
  • Assessing the performance of the project team members through the course of the project, and work with resource leadership to organize a qualified and motivated project team.
  • Ensuring project documentation is properly reviewed and approved by the client.
  • Providing Construction Phase Support, start-up assistance, and response to Requests for Information, as needed.
  • Responsible for managing timeliness of client team decision making and package approval and
  • Promoting continuing positive relations with the client building on long term relationships that continue to add additional services.
  • Successfully completing project closeout as required by the client.
  • Participating in the planning of training programs, continuous education opportunities and professional development of staff.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Civil Engineering from an accredited university or equivalent relevant industrial experience.
  • Professional Engineer registration is required, or must be actively pursued and achieved within an established schedule.
  • Position requires 10 or more years of relevant industrial experience in engineering and project management specifically in refining and/or chemicals.
  • Knowledge and application of company engineering standards and project controls tools.
  • Knowledge of Construction Industry Institute (CII) principles.
  • Experienced with Capital Projects ranging from $5mil to $100mil TIC.
  • Ability to travel (limited).
  • Ability to lead a team to deliver on commitments.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Project, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.


 Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to climb ladders or perform duties utilizing a safety harness.
  • Ability to perform duties within confined spaces for extended periods of time when necessary.
  • Ability to perform duties while wearing personal protective equipment such as a fire-retardant jumpsuit, safety glasses, ear plugs and hard hat.


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Business Development, Management, Engineering
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 10 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Biotechnology, Chemical, Construction
Required Travel None
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Senior Project Manager- Refining/Chemical

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