Senior Project Lead

Location:
Wellesley, Western Australia, Australia
Job classification
Full Time
Posting date
Posting ID
REQ-25704

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Job Description

The Senior Project Lead is a key member of the Site Capital Projects delivery team.  This role presents a unique opportunity to participate in the execution of a portfolio of capital projects at Albemarle’s Kemerton Plant, a world-class lithium hydroxide manufacturing facility.  The Senior Project Lead will work in an open and inclusive environment closely with colleagues in manufacturing, process technology (PT), HSE, contracting & procurement, and other functional groups to deliver safe, cost-effective, and predictable projects that meet or exceed long-range plans for the Lithium Global Business Unit (GBU). 

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver critical project engineering activities in line with the company project excellency gated process, embracing Albemarle’s Values (e.g., Care, Collaboration, Integrity & Transparency, etc.)

  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Albemarle policies and procedures. Always, ensuring the welfare of personnel and the protection of assets and the environment.

  • Collaborate with the leadership team and key stakeholders, fostering the appropriate due diligence during the front-end development phases of initiatives in the portfolio, ensuring the business opportunity is robust and the project economics are clear, and the necessary deliverables are compliant with Albemarle Project Process (APP).

  • Assists Project Delivery Leads (Project Managers) site efforts to ensure proper monitoring, control, and reporting of all contractor activities.  Takes necessary corrective actions to ensure the safe delivery of projects. 

  • Learn and develop in utilizing the APP framework on all assigned projects. Prepare and present the scope and the study results and recommendations as a part of the APP gate review process, managing delivery challenges as they arise or escalate when necessary.

  • Lead a positive HSE culture and liaise with on-site execution teams to drive company expectations. Participate in investigations and development of corrective strategies and actions.

  • Coordinates assigned internal and external (e.g., EPC Contractors) resources supporting project development and delivery.  Collaborates with other site functions to ensure the best utilization of shared, site resources.

  • Ensure that risks associated with the project scope are identified and appropriate mitigation measures are established, working collaboratively with all internal and external key stakeholders.

  • Responsible for safe, cost-effective, and predictable project deliverables that meet or exceed commitments to the GBU.

  • Actively participates or facilitates detailed design reviews, constructability reviews, and other value-improving practices (VIPs). 

Work Experience / Technical Skill Requirements

  • 6 or more years of experience in project delivery, in a petrochemical plant or similar industrial environment

  • Minimum of 3 years of brownfield execution experience, working as an Snr Project Engineer or construction representative in a petrochemical or industrial manufacturing environment with a progressive demonstration of experience on capital projects in all stages/phases.  It is preferred that the experience is a mix of time in the office as well as time in a plant or manufacturing environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with the relevant stakeholders, exhibiting patience, flexibility, and adapting to changing circumstances with grace and elegance.

  • Significant exposure working in the owner’s team and/or large EPC organizations is highly regarded.

Education / Qualification Requirements

  • BS or MS in Engineering

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