Project Leader

Salary: Negotiable

Industry: Chemical

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 27835-ip

Expiration date: 03 November 2017

Job Purpose: To provide professional project engineering and management for capital project delivery at Stanlow manufacturing Complex. Stanlow Projects Department delivers capital investment projects for the site. Projects are developed and are executed both in-house and in conjunction with Tier 1 & 2 EPC contractors. The Department maintains a core group of project leaders, process engineers, discipline engineers and supervisors, together with project services support staff. Projects are executed via flexible multi-disciplinary teams. The Stanlow Projects Department aspires to achieve world class performance in the development and implementation of projects. It is actively engaged in a continuous improvement programme to achieve this vision. Project Leaders are key to delivering this vision in how they execute projects. This vision will also be realized through the delivery of the projects improvement plan, which is about building on existing practices and promoting new best practices within the Organisation.


Dimensions: Stanlow Projects Department has a strong reputation for delivering successful projects in Oils and Chemicals Business on site.

Total annual capital spend is in the region of between 50 and 100M USD.

The successful candidate will manage a wide-ranging portfolio of projects of varying complexity, which can range in value from 50K USD to 50M USD. The project size and complexity will be dependent on job level.

Annual expenditure of managed projects will be in the range 5M USD to 25M USD.

Organisation The Project Leader is responsible for delivery of the projects assigned which involves managing all the input from relevant engineering disciplines (e.g. process, mechanical, piping, instruments, electrical, civil / structural), project services (e.g. estimating, planning, cost control, project document control, doc data, etc), PSM (e.g. procurement and contracts) and construction (all disciplines)plus

Key interfaces include
Internally – TEC, PUs teams, Engineering, HSE, PSM, Construction & Commissioning teams
Externally – Tier 1 / 2 EPCM Contractors, vendors and construction contractors

Role: Is accountable for managing a portfolio of projects to efficiently deliver the agreed scope safely, on time and within budget with no environmental incidents. The Project Leader is responsible for delivering their projects to this level. This includes :
Managing multi-disciplinary teams in the execution of projects.
Working largely under his/her own initiative, consulting with the Manager of the Stanlow Projects and Construction Department, only in more complex and sensitive issues.
Working closely with customers, third parties, statutory bodies and other stakeholders to ensure that customer requirements are met in the most cost-effective way.
Working in accordance with well-established Stanlow project processes, which incorporate the latest DS-Manufacturing HSE Management Plans.
Providing engineering support to projects in own discipline.
Ensuring effective and timely handover and close out of projects.
Supporting and leading departmental actions designed to help deliver Q1 performance for the Department.

Challenges Particular challenges of the job are to maintain a wide breadth of skills, technical, commercial and inter-personal, whilst serving the potentially conflicting needs of different customers and businesses.
A Project Leader must ensure that they set challenging estimates and project schedules, promote the use of best practices in the area of front end development, cost control and contractor management in order to deliver safe, cost efficient, quality projects in a timely manner.
Project Management remains a dynamic business at present as we continue to integrate our own well established project governance processes / procedures and the new streamline ways of working. The Project Leader must remain flexible to this changing environment, in which Stanlow is very much at the cutting edge of implementing.
It would be an ideal development opportunity for those seeking to gain extensive experience in a project environment to further a career in Project Management / Engineering.

Job knowledge:
Candidates should have a Graduate Engineering qualification
Candidates must have relevant Oils / Chemicals Engineering experience, preferably in a project team (or similar activity).
Demonstrate communication and team leadership skills essential.
Sound understanding of safety and Quality management systems and procedures.
Proven performance as a team player and leader.


  • HSE Competences
  • HSE Safety Leadership
  • Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Risk Management
  • Review and Improvement


  • Business, Personal & Leadership Competences
  • Customer Focus
  • Delivering for Essar
  • Planning & Organising
  • Solving Problems & Making Decisions
  • Working with Others
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Leading Others

Functional Competencies

  • Manage Project Processes Eval and Frame Opportunities
  • Project Processes Define and Optimise Project Concepts
  • Project Processes Front End Engineering Activities
  • Project Processes Identify and Manage Project Risks
  • Project Processes Develop Project Execution Strategies
  • Manage Project Processes Manage Project Interfaces
  • Project Processes Integrate Ops Req and Philosophies
  • Project Execution Manage Detailed Design Activities
  • Project Execution Equip and Material Procurement Process
  • Manage Project Execution Construction Processes
  • Project Execution Transport and Installation Processes
  • Project Execution Develop comm and start-up plans
  • Manage Project Execution Handover and Close Out Work