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Occidental Petroleum Project Engineer II in Convent, Louisiana

Title: Project Engineer II Location: United States-Louisiana-Convent Other Locations:


Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

  • Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and transport our products, as our highest priority.

  • Developing and executing capital projects to assure timely, economical and safe completion in accordance with OCC procedures. The Project Project Engineer acts as the liaison with operations, overviews the entire project, coordinates the work of required engineering disciplines, provides cost control and prepares project procedures.

  • Supervising project engineering work including scheduling, estimating, reporting, overview of flowsheets, directing layout plans, supervise the discipline design effort which includes coordinating design functions, specifying, requisitioning and expediting project elements, approving purchase requisitions, reviewing vendor information and maintaining project documentation.

  • Communicating the design and technical issues to technical and non-technical functions through reports, memos, design documents and presentations in a manner that is concise, factual and effective. Training, directing and reviewing work of lower level technical staff.

  • Recommending action to improve the quality of the engineering function and working on new engineering methods.


  • Bachelor's Degree Required.

  • Graduate engineer with 2-10 years of project engineering experience.

  • Must be able to develop strong relationships with project sponsors, government agencies, outside engineering, construction and equipment supply firms.

  • Responsible for assuring that capital, operating and engineering costs are optimized, that all work is completed as scheduled and meets all environmental, health, safety, legal and code requirements.

  • Must be capable of handling multiple assignments with project ranging in size from $50K to $3MM.

  • Additional Qualifications:

  • Professional license preferred.