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Lead Engineer/Specialist, Construction

SABIC Innovative Plastics • Selkirk, NY

Posted 1 day ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 2 Year Degree
Other Great Industries
Engineering, Construction

Job Description

Job Purpose:
• Coordinate the various projects execution activates from the point of bidding construction packages until the close out of the project including all Safety, Security and Quality aspects.

Key Accountabilities:
• Commitment to complete the projects safely within the required quality, cost & schedule

Strategic Contribution
• Supervise/coordinate onsite construction within approved schedule as per SABIC guidelines and project manager’s instructions
• Negotiate the performance of activities with concerned parties and managers
• Plan and arrange temporary facilities for major outages
• Review and manage construction material management systems, such as storage, ordering, delivery, expediting, handling, monitoring, preservation, etc.
• Participate in and address constructability methods, labor markets and concepts, carry out constructability reviews for major jobs and address resource availability

• Insure project team fully complies with all safety requirements including but not limited to SABIC EHSS / SHEM requirements and state and federal regulations through all phases of project execution
• Insure all aspects of SHEM05 are being fulfilled by the construction management team and the procurement team
• Insure SHEM05 requirements are being met to review EHSS and technical performance for all contractors on an annual bases and at the end of the contract for regular contractors and the end of the job for infrequent  contractors

Strategic Planning & Alliances
• Monitor construction progress and ensure that site activities & equipment items (and associated components) are installed according to approved milestones
• Maintain approved and qualified contractors against pre-defined competencies and skills in all disciplines to allow proper bidding of construction activities
• Bid out all work above $50k to contractors and recommend winning bidder to  procurement

Department Management
• Assists in claims avoidance & claims settlements

Stakeholder/ Network Management
• Ensure contractual implementation with approval comments and recommendations for payment

Continuous Improvement
• Ensure that all projects are being executed as per applicable Safety Regulations & Standards
• Share lessons learned, best practices for continuous improvements and optimization
• Assist to evaluate the contractors through the approved contractor’s evaluation sheet
• Participate in the evaluation & approval of project safety plans prior to start of site activities
• Follow up on the implementation of quality inspection procedures
• Interview (as required) contractor’s construction key personnel prior to ID issuance
• Participate in project constructability reviews.

People Management
• Oversee construction management team
• Review contractors work schedules and give comments to project head
• Responsible for mentoring, guiding and measuring performance of any contractor
• Facilitate communication with the rest of the organization specially during contractors mobilization/demobilization and related activities

Job Requirements

Education and Training:
• Prefer BS Degree in Engineering or Diploma/Associate degree (Below Bachelor) with 10 years equivalent experience or
• Minimum unrelated or associates degree with 5+ years equivalent experience  

• 10 years of experience in construction supervision.
• Possesses a thorough knowledge of general principles and theories related to construction and contributes significantly to the solution of a variety of complex problems.
• Experience with Process Safety Management (PSM).
• Leadership experience with demonstrated ability to inspire, guide and encourage others.

Job Specific Skills: 
• Strong accountability skills
• Thorough knowledge of construction policies and procedures
• Has the technical skills to document and report the progress of construction and supervises the work flow progress to completion
• Familiarity with the construction industry’s current applicable software
• Solves complex construction problems through the application of acquired knowledge and experience

• Expertise
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Effectiveness
• Initiative
• Self-confidence
• Good communication skills
• Well-developed sense for safety and quality

Eligibility Requirements:
• You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the apply online option on this page.
• You must be 18 years or older
• You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
• You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
• You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States



We’ve always believed that it takes special people to make a difference. They need ingenuity, brilliance and the freedom to turn their ideas into reality. At SABIC, this is our culture. We find open-minded, gifted and questioning people. Then we create the conditions for their talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment they need. So when you work for SABIC, you’re the person who can find new solutions and possibilities that change the world for the better.

At SABIC, we know that our success depends on your success. We’re committed to nurturing your talent, to help you achieve both your career ambitions and life goals. We’ve created tailored training and development programs for our employees which are among the best in the petrochemical industry. This is not a job where you dream about the weekend. This is a job where you dream about how you can change things for the better, for everyone. And this is a company where your dreams can be realized, where your ideas can be made reality, and where what you make can make a difference.

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

Operating in the Americas since 1987, SABIC employs over 5,000 people and operates from 17 office locations and 17 manufacturing sites and technology and innovation centers in Exton, PA; Houston, TX; Mt. Vernon, IN; and Selkirk, NY.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.
Job ID: 8584BR
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