Project Manager


Location: Hitchcock
Type: Full Time


Job Description Summary:

The Project Manager and Sr. Project Manager position is responsible to the Manager of Projects, Manager of Operations and Executive Management for organizing, directing and managing of internal and external resources to meet the Client and Chemic objectives, usually defined as the on-schedule and within-budget completion of the contracted scope of overall engineering design, procurement and construction management (EPCM) project operations.  Timely and accurately completed projects within the restrictions, specific assignments or delegations, and specific exclusions provided by the terms and conditions established in the contract documents.



Based on the project size and organization, directs the Project Team to maximize performance of assigned EPCM functions, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Represents Chemic in all Client and other external communications, ensuring that complete understanding of the Project Objectives are clearly defined and communicated to all Team Members including the Client representatives.
  • Understands the Contract Terms and Conditions and monitors activities to ensure compliance.
  • Leads the planning and development of the scope of work, project procedures, project execution plan (PEP), budget and schedule of assigned projects.
  • Reviews and approves project forecasts, financial reports, cash flows, expenditures and their assigned budgets.
  • Sets policy, direction and tone for the execution and implementation of the Contract and monitoring the performance on the project from the various diverse contributors.
  • Ensuring quality and technical adequacy of the overall EPCM effort.
  • Establishing and developing EPCM performance criteria, setting requirements and establishing performance standards.
  • Directs Change Order management and ensures Chemic adherence to Contract requirements to minimize Client objections thus maximizing Client acceptance.
  • Directs and approves EPC estimates for use in preliminary budgets, control budgets and target estimates, as well as the overall project execution schedule.
  • Coordinating the activities and schedules of the various EPC subcontractors and support services personnel assigned to the project.
  • Prepares timely reports on job progress and monitoring the EPC efforts.
  • Reviewing and preparing major purchase requisitions and purchase orders for Chemic supplied equipment and materials.
  • Coordinates the constructability efforts between the engineering team, subcontractors and construction subcontractors.
  • Works with Chemic Management and Business Development in Client Development and participates in the strategic planning, development and generation of technical/commercial proposals.


Additional Responsibilities/Skills:

  • Reviewing the Contract to determine significant parameters, time schedules, estimates and definitions of the major task areas
  • Coordinating the planning and scheduling of the overall engineering procurement and construction work
  • Assigning responsibilities to and between the different functions of the engineering, procurement and construction management team and sets requirements and performance standards.
  • Ensuring the engineering, procurement and construction management team’s adherence to the limits of the work defined in Chemic proposals and project contract and for delineation and definition of scope changes and development of associated engineering, procurement and construction costs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the design, specifications, drawings and other engineering, construction and procurement data prepared by the Project Team are complete, meet the established requirements and are in compliance with codes, laws and regulations applicable to the project.
  • Hiring successful candidates who have the capability to effectively perform the job and to work with his/her team.
  • Motivating and coaching employees to participate as effective and loyal team members.
  • Developing skills and careers of employees and managing their performance for their career progression and to the advantage of company profitability.
  • Earning the respect of employees through an effective, fair and consistent people management style.
  • Demonstrating the natural ability to assist and guide employees who require support.
  • Practicing an in-depth understanding and utilization of management skills, which prevent or minimize workplace misconduct.
  • Delegating tasks and responsibilities in such a manner that allows time for managing employees as opposed to consistently assisting them in their task completion.
  • Demonstrating the ability, knowledge, experience and foresight to address employee issues in a calm, effective and professional manner.
  • Practicing the willingness and humility to learn and seek assistance when appropriate.
  • Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with various levels of management and employees of Chemic and the variety of Clients.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Requires knowledge of technical and administrative aspects of all phases of project management, including management of information systems used to develop construction projects and preparation of engineering design plans; all related codes, guidelines and regulations necessary for projects.
  • Must know how to lead, manage, facilitate and communicate in a multidiscipline environment.



  • College degree in a closely related field strongly desired.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in project management or a related field; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Minimum work experience of five (5) years for Project Manager and twelve (12) years for Sr. Project Manager in petrochemical or refining design engineering, construction management and procurement.


Work Environment & Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Approximately 70% office work and 30% work in the plants and field.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb (at least one flight stairs) and sit for extended periods of time.  Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.  The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.