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Electrical & Instrumentation Lead Engineer


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and about 14,900 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states. 


What we can offer you:


LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Work with the process and business teams to develop  the FEL 1 and FEL 2 budget and timeline according to the electrical, instrumentation and process controls scope of work (PCT requirements) for the project in close agreement with the main stakeholders (PM, other disciplines, operations)  in the project definitions phases (FEL1, FEL2) 
  • Collaborate with the project team to review third party engineering and construction bids.  Review resumes and make recommendations to select third party discipline leads from the engineering design firm.
  • Develop and implement execution-, procurement- and construction strategy and keep this updated to actual progress. Manage all changes focusing on the project goals by setting and implementing suitable countermeasures taking interdisciplinary collaboration with all disciplines, business demands and operational necessities into account and ensure appropriate stakeholder management.
  • Supervise and control all electrical and instrumentation (PCT) engineering design to ensure efficient(cost effective) and on schedule management of all activities.
  • Manage the sourcing of electrical equipment and instrumentation to ensure all are purchased and delivered to meet the design and construction timeline. 
  • Work with the PCT organization to create and maintain corporate standards


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent, PMP is preferred
  • >10 years of relevant experience
  • Capital Design of Instrumentation and/or electrical and/or automation disciplines
  • Experience with DCS conversion projects
  • Operations experience
  • Project Execution experience
  • Must be able to travel up to 75%



What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  3556

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Work Arrangement:  Fully Remote
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Construction, Instrumentation, Manufacturing Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Manager, Engineering

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