Project Manager

Magnolia, Arkansas, United States of America
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Job Description

Role Description

The Project Manager role has responsibility for the execution of Albemarle’s Project Process (APP) as it applies to front end development, detailed design, procurement, construction, and commissioning & startup.  This includes execution of procedures such as management of change (MOC) and pre safety start up review (PSSR).  He/she will also develop proposals in collaboration with Operations, Process Engineering, and discipline representatives. In addition, the Project Manager will assist with mechanical start-up plans and procedures, support training, and assure documentation & knowledge transfer.


  • Manages overall Project Team direction and expectations
  • Establishes and manages effective communications within the Integrated Project Team to ensure alignment among business and project objectives and the Design Basis
  • Provides the primary interface between the Project Leadership Team and the Business Unit Steering Team
  • Develops the project roles and responsibilities and ensures each functional team member understands their role and deliverable(s)
  • Manage and support completion of Albemarle Project Process (APP) deliverables (stage gate review and approval process)
  • Assist all gatekeeping reviews and ensures all front-end development deliverables are met
  • Assist in developing scopes of work and request for proposal packages for engineering work
  • Assist in resolving issues with vendors, evaluating bids, and developing procurement strategies
  • Support negotiations with key contractors and vendors as needed
  • Monitor third party engineering contractors to ensure quality work is on schedule and within budget
  • Travel to monitor engineering contractor activities and field construction progress
  • Leads safety, including setting expectations and being visible in the field
  • Manages overall project expenditures and schedule to meet business expectations.
  • Accountable for integrated engineering design and procurement schedule
  • Collaborate with Project Controls and management in reviewing financial data for projects on a regular basis to identify and address trends, challenges, and opportunities
  • Manages changes in the project scope and controls associated cost within the approved budget amounts per the established project “no-change” policy (Change Management Process)
  • Support ongoing planning definition process, specifically through establishing milestone targets, effective deadline management and resource allocations
  • Drives capital project work processes and practices


  • Strong leadership skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks or multiple projects; willing to delegate
  • Leader in compliance with Company Safety, Health and Environment and Business policies, regulations, and standards
  • Good understanding of the business, the technology, and manufacturing process
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding and appreciation for the various functions and disciplines involved in capital projects and capability to build the strong engineering team necessary for project success
  • Experience and expertise in project processes from project concept through commissioning and start-up, and closeout
  • Results oriented and disciplined to follow project processes and best practices
  • Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities
  • Document management through all project stages
  • Ability to align project objectives and justifications with various stakeholder groups
  • Knowledge of contracting strategies
  • Extensive knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Ability to judge the quality of engineering and construction documents
  • Ability to supervise multi-disciplined teams
  • Thorough knowledge of project controls and cost forecasting
  • Ability to prepare and analyze critical path schedules
  • Thorough understanding of engineering and construction productivity measurements
  • Estimating skills and knowledge of engineering and construction cost structure
  • Thorough understanding of design and constructability reviews along with other Value Improving Practices (VIPs)
  • Demonstrated experience managing multi-disciplined projects
  • Understanding of stage gated work processes and deliverables
  • Keen focus on project change management
  • Effective negotiation and dispute resolution skills, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Working knowledge of construction labor planning
  • Working knowledge of engineering design tools – 3D CAD, Caesar II, etc.
  • Working knowledge of materials management, procurement, receiving, warehousing, etc.
  • Knowledge of construction safety requirements and measurements
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft products such as Access, Excel, Word, and Project
  • Familiarity with commercially available plant design products such as Autodesk’s AutoCAD, Intergraph PDS, Bentley Micro-station, etc.
  • Working knowledge of MS Projects and SAP (PM/PS modules)
  • Experience in culturally diverse organizations
  • Effective at promoting teamwork

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical, or other equivalent engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of direct experience in project management experience, preferably in specialty chemicals, petrochemical, or chemical industry
  • Previous experience managing (start to finish) Brownfield and/or Greenfield projects ($25M-$30M USD)
  • Must have experience managing engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors
  • Experienced in supporting Quality Management program #LI-JH3

We are partners to one another in pioneering new ways to be better for ourselves, our teams, and our communities. When you join Albemarle, you become our most essential element and you can anticipate competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and resources that foster your well-being and fuel your personal growth. Help us shape the future, build with purpose and grow together.

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