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Procurement Area Lead - Ethylene, RLPP

Date: Jun 15, 2022

Location: USA: Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company: CPChem

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Chevron Phillips Chemical is seeking a Procurement Area Lead to join the Ras Laffan Petrochemicals Project (RLPP) team.  The Procurement Area Lead (PAL) is assigned full time to the Ethylene scope of work for the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Project (RLPP).  Project includes the engineering/design, construction, and commissioning of a petrochemicals complex in Qatar to produce ethylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE).   #HPCP


The PAL is responsible for managing assigned project procurement activities from inception through project close-out.  The primary responsibility is to oversee the procurement, subcontracting and logistics activities for the Ethylene Engineering Procurement and Construction Contractor (EPC). 


During detailed engineering, construction, and start-up, the PAL will work collaboratively with the chosen EPC to ensure Project requirements are met and schedules maintained for equipment from requisitioning through delivery on-site.   The PAL shall ensure the EPC contractor’s procurement execution plans meet contractual requirements, and is also responsible for the procurement of Ethylene Owner’s Cost items, working with the Polyethylene PAL to coordinate requirements. 


The initial job location will be at Company’s Project office in the Woodlands. Detailed engineering will be performed internationally at the chosen EPC’s office location, then PAL will transition to the construction site in Qatar during plant construction and start-up.



  • Development of detailed procurement execution plans (procurement, subcontracting, expediting, logistics, AVL management etc.) for defined scope that deliver quantifiable value and provide for goal alignment between the PMT and its suppliers, including commercial terms and performance metrics.
  • Understanding of commercial terms/conditions of the Ethylene EPC Contract, and associated risks.
  • Stays abreast of market trends as it relates to areas of responsibility.
  • Participate daily, weekly, monthly review meetings internally or with assigned EPC contractor to ensure deliverables schedules are maintained.    
  • Schedule and facilitate with EPC contractor Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) meetings with Critical vendors.
  • As required, participate in vendor surveillance visits to ensure equipment is on schedule.
  • Ensure necessary, experienced resources, are available to facilitate achievement of established project goals and success criteria.
  • Ensure problems are identified on a timely basis and appropriate corrective action plans are developed to allow resolution; lead efforts to resolve disputes, claims and supplier performance issues.
  • Ensure reporting is effective and timely, to include representing the procurement function in team meetings when needed.
  • Coordinate with other PALs to ensure all Owner’s Cost items are identified, specifications are confirmed, procurement and receipt on-site is achieved per agreed schedule.
  • Develop/support RFQ packages, conduct commercial bid evaluations, prepare purchase award recommendations, negotiate contracts and develop contracts and purchase orders for Owner’s Cost items as required.
  • Ensure auditable procurement files are maintained and project filing and record retention procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure deliverable quality level meets project requirements and internal customer expectations.
  • Ensure internal customer needs are identified and effectively addressed.
  • Incorporate lessons learned into the appropriate strategies, plans, procedures and activities.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED with at least 15 years of Project Procurement experience OR a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 10 years of Project Procurement experience
  • Must have at least 5 years of Capital Projects Procurement and Contracting experience, preferably within the petrochemical industry
  • Knowledge of procurement through payables elements of SAP
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Contract negotiation and development experience
  • Commitment to meet and maintain COVID requirements for location of detailed engineering, construction, and start-up
  • Commitment and flexibility to work internationally for detailed engineering, construction, and start-up. 
  • Results oriented; strong work ethic; appropriate sense of urgency
  • Self-starter; flexibility in responding to changing priorities
  • Able to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, project team members and others
  • Show understanding, friendliness, tact, courtesy, empathy, concern and politeness to others
  • Able to identify problems and use sound judgment in evaluating alternatives and making recommendations
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation/communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Sufficiently detail oriented to ensure an accurate work product on a consistent and routine basis


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience on a mega project (either owner or EPC)
  • International experience
  • CPM, CPSM or similar accreditation



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Travel Requirements: Up to 100%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 06/29/2022

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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