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Project Manager Capital Projects

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Dow AgroSciences LLC

Freeport, TX

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Project Manager (Capital Projects)','1800839','!*!The Dow Logistics Asset Management Group has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager. The Dow Logistics Asset Management Group is seeking to hire a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager with experience in Chemical Plant projects. Under the general direction of the Asset Management Leader, the incumbent is responsible for leading the execution of capital and expense projects for Dow Logistics which supports both Leveraged and Manufacturing aligned Site Logistics Operations.  The successful candidate will provide leadership for teams assigned to the various projects and utilize the Global Project Methodology (GPM) work process to ensure appropriate and timely involvement of functions external to the project team, evaluate costs and project schedule, and monitor projects to ensure conformance to plan/schedule. The incumbent is also responsible for timely communication of project status and issues to the key stakeholders. This role is accountable for all aspects of their projects including scope, cost, schedule, safety, and quality.  The individual can be based at any of three large manufacturing sites along the U.S. Gulf Coast (Freeport, Plaquemine, and Hahnville) and will be required to support projects throughout the entire U.S. Gulf Coast region based on specific business needs. 


Key Job Responsibilities

Plans, directs and leads the efforts of the project teams by using GPM to achieve project targets with direct accountability for cost, cycle time, safety, productivity, quality and operability.

Utilize Global Project Methodology (GPM) and/or Small Project Process (SPP) as appropriate to successfully complete capital and expense projects.

Participates in the final development of the Business Opportunity Plan (BOP) in cooperation with the Improvement Engineers and the Improvement Leader.

Obtains needed resources consistent with the project schedule and negotiates the resolution of conflicts between multiple priorities.

In partnership with the business specific Technology Center (TC) SME’s, manages and leads the development of the Technology Implementation Plan (TIP) and Project Execution Plans (PEP).

Ensure appropriate and timely involvement of functions external to the Project Team

Leads certain Functional Input & Evaluation (FI&E) reviews with project teams, Operations and Subject Matter Experts (e.g. Operability review, Reactive Chemical review)

Interface with Project Engineers, Improvement Engineers, Operations and various Engineering disciplines (both inside and outside Dow), as required to ensure the design, installation and final operability of the project

Participates in the development and execution of the Construction Safety Plan.  Demonstrates visible and proactive Safety leadership on the job sites

Interface with Construction Managers to communicate scope of work, answer questions, and address productivity of construction activities.

Communicates with key stakeholders during the various Gate Reviews all the critical aspects of the project & project execution and communicates with stakeholders when cost, schedule or scope changes.

Prepares and submits Authorization Packages in alignment with business rules, and ultimately manages Project Closure

Forecast and report capital project spending and execution schedule.

Work directly with Improvement Leaders to address any major constraints or disconnects associated with scope, cost or schedule

Ensure appropriate Operating Discipline is created or updated for projects, and that Operations is appropriately trained

Work with Operations to coordinate planned shutdowns and start-ups

Provides leadership and coaching for less experienced project personnel including mentoring of new TICA/Improvement Engineers on the TICA and GPM Work Processes to help drive more consistent project scoping and execution in Dow Logistics TICA/Improvement Group in NA.



Basic Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering discipline

The selected candidate will either already have or will be expected to obtain Dow PMEC PM certification within two year.

Candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in manufacturing-related technical knowledge linked to operating, maintaining or constructing chemical plants

Candidate should have 5 years of experience in manufacturing project management

Strong Leadership, versatility and decision-making capability in diverse and complex situations involving Engineering, Construction, Operations and other involved parties

Initiative and foresight in identifying potential obstacles, as well as identifying resources to generate solutions

Interpersonal Effectiveness in team environments, coupled with good written and oral communications skills

Excellent organizational, prioritization and time-management skills in order to multi-tasking

Occasional travel. For large projects, there may be collaboration on-site at other Dow sites or EPC engineering offices across the U.S. Gulf Coast.  For personal development, there may be some off-site training courses.

A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree

5-10 years of experience in manufacturing-related technical knowledge linked to operating, maintaining or constructing chemical plants

5-10 years of experience in manufacturing project management

Dow Offers:

Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

About DowDuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies.  Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process. 

 As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


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Company info

Dow AgroSciences LLC
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Company Profile
We provide a variety of products and services to meet the needs of our customers. Our research with strategic partners is bringing breakthrough and sustainable solutions to the industry such as: Innovative hybrids and seed varieties Crop-enhancing traits Crop protection products Vegetation management solutions Residential pest control Turf and Ornamental Healthy Oils Walk through any supermarket, and you clearly see sustainable advances have been made in food production, variety, and quality. Now more than ever, there is a critical need for new breakthroughs. Global population forecasts show overall food production must be boosted by about 70 percent in four decades. Although our natural resources are limited, the potential for agricultural production advances is not. Our company began in the 1950s as the agricultural unit of The Dow Chemical company. From the beginning, we have set out to discover and develop innovative solutions that improve the way the world farms. In 1989, The Dow Chemical Company, which was founded in 1897, entered a joint venture with the Elanco Plant Sciences business of Eli Lilly and Company resulting in the formation of DowElanco. In 1997, The Dow Chemical Company acquired 100 percent ownership of the business and renamed it Dow AgroSciences. Today, we employ more than 9,000 people worldwide, and our 2015 global sales were $6.4 billion (U.S.).

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