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Head of Global Projects & Engineering Americas


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 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 21 locations in 10 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

  • Ensure a professional Project & Engineering department which is fully recognized as value creating service unit by the BU Management and Country Representatives; takes over full responsibility for on-target planning and execution of engineering projects in Americas; guarantee communication and experience exchange with LANXESS’ technology community and provides proactively input and advice in all engineering and evaluation aspects of upcoming projects
  • Control progress of projects, identify deviations from target with respect to budget, timeline and project scope and initiate countermeasures by means of efficient project controlling and scheduling processes as well as applied and tracked adequate Key Performance Indicators
  • Initiate and oversee improvement processes in all project and engineering disciplines (project management & controlling, PCT, CSA, piping, equipment, construction management, QA/QC) and ensure up-to-date engineering expert knowledge and standards, procedures and tools are available and utilized in all project teams and within the BUs technology departments in Americas
  • Claim and enforce strict adherence to the standardized project engineering process for capital projects as a member in different Steering Committees and challenge proposals to change project scope, budget, timeline and owners team staffing. Escalate discussion if needed to secure efficient ad successful project planning and execution
  • Prepare the investment decision for the LANXESS BUs from a technology point of view by evaluating the project maturity in all front end loading (FEL) in FEL and cost audits and align with the PTSE members in the LXS Investment Committee together with Corporate Development and Controlling for all projects > 1 Mio €




  • An Engineering , Chemistry, or Technical undergraduate degree is required.  An Advanced degree or MBA is preferred.
  • Very good communication and negotiation skills, stakeholder management
  • 10+ years of experience in a similar role



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:  2135

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Construction, Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Front End, Engineering, Technology

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