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Req Id 24221 - Posted 03/03/2017 - Engineering & Technology - Houston, Texas, US

Reports to Director, Capital Projects and Construction.

Provide project management skills, services and leadership on large, complex capital and expense projects


 A demonstrated leader in safety, environmental stewardship, ethics, and respect for people
 An established company-wide expert in construction management, consulted as a specialist by employees in other divisions or other regions in the company.
 Functions self-sufficiently and mentors others on construction management activities. 
 Position requires a mastery of the technical aspects constructability techniques, project development and execution, as well as ability to understand and satisfy internal customers' needs/requirements. 
 Ensure that projects meet or exceed all corporate expectations, guidelines, and procedural criteria.   
 Mastery knowledge of interfacing with government agencies and neighboring communities, especially in terms of environmental and safety issues.
 Mastery knowledge in the management of EPC(M) contractors, vendors and other contractors



 Manage projects up to $100 million or more
 Handles multiple projects concurrently
 An expert in construction planning/scheduling (especially in plant turnaround situations), construction strategy, change management and construction management team organization
 Predicts and avoids problems before they impact project performance
 Establishes appropriate action/implementation plans
 Selects, directs, coordinates and manages subcontractors and material suppliers
 Reviews and approves safety plans, rigging plans, quality plans, and logistic plans
 Manages project resources:  construction superintendents, cost controllers, quality control representatives, planners and schedulers
 May lead corporate improvement initiatives for construction management, HES, or other


 Leadership
 An advocate for safety
 Motivated/self-starter
 Decisive
 Influential
 Innovative/creative/resourceful
 Outgoing/self-directed
 Straightforward
 Diplomat/persuasive/good listener


 The go-to resource for management of the largest, most complicated projects
 Investments are large, with a high degree of complexity, risk, and severe impacts. 
 Projects tend to be complex and strategic in nature. 
 Internal customer relations and satisfaction are critical to the success of this position.
 External relationships with EPC(M), vendors and other contractors are critical to the success of this position



Position requires a B.S. in Engineering or Construction Management from an accredited College/University, or demonstrated understanding of construction planning and execution methods.  Position incumbent requires written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to get along well with people, and basic personal computer skills, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and database software. 

Other requirements are: to be comfortable working in a chemical plant environment; solid understanding of chemical process industry; advanced understanding of environmental and safety issues associated with the chemical process industry; advanced knowledge of project related design and construction field, including safety planning, quality assurance, cost control, rigging, planning, scheduling, and installation of process components including vessels, piping, instrument/electrical, civil/structural, and environmental; ability to manage and control concurrent tasks/activities and projects; experience working with engineering contractors/consultants through all phases of a project; and basic knowledge and understanding of chemical process industry and Arkema’s strategic position in business. 

Other requirements are:

• 15 or more years of project engineering/management experience
• Ability to prioritize and delegate construction activities
• Ability to work with and influence resources external to Arkema
• Strong, competent negotiating skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills/abilities
• Highly exceptional record of delivering results on large and/or complex projects
• A highly networked individual, with recognition and contacts including experts in other
     companies, consultants, or professional societies.



A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in close to 50 countries, some 19,000 employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of some $8.1 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.,

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, compensation and training.

For more information about the EEOC, please refer to The "EEO IS The Law" poster at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


About Arkema

Headquartered in Paris, France, Arkema is aglobal chemical player consisting of three strategically related business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries with 15,200 employees, Arkema achieved sales of 5.7 billion euros in 2007. With six research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets. Arkema is present in the United States through its subsidiary Arkema Inc. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Arkema Inc. has 2,500 employees, operates 19 production facilities in the Americas, and accounts for 25 percent of the company's global revenues.

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