Dow Chemical PA Project Lead Engineer in Zeeland, Netherlands

The Dow Chemical Company currently has an opening for aPA Project Leadto be located inTerneuzen, the Netherlands. The PA Project Lead will lead projects following the Process Automation Plus (PA ) project methodology. PA is a program within the M&E organization to identify and execute projects aiming to create value by implementing improvements in Dow plants across all aspects of automation. PA is fully aligned with the Manufacturing 4.0 initiative designed to improve productivity and competitiveness of the company. This person will be leading cross-functional teams of Technical Expertise and Support (TES) disciplines, non-TES functions, business expertise, and plant personnel to identify and implement improvements using the existing process automation systems. The focus will be on solutions requiring little or no capital.

This person is responsible for overall PA project management and work process execution during the PA project (Phase 3, 4 & 5 of the PA work process). Key deliverables include project kickoff, opportunity prioritization, improvement implementation and project closure. The PA Project Lead may also assist the Process Automation Engineer in data analysis and opportunity identification. The Project Lead may also assist the Process Automation Designer/Developer in the delivery of process automation system improvements.

Good organizational skills and ability to simultaneously lead several projects is required. This job requires excellent interpersonal and team leadership skills coupled with a strong technical background. Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively sell ideas to all job levels is required.

This job is aligned to the TES Core Engineering Technology Center.

Primary Responsibilities: *

  • Work with PA Program Lead to secure resources for specific PA projects

  • Accountable for completing pre-work required for Assessment phase

  • Facilitate on-site assessment.

  • Facilitate team through data analysis and opportunity identification. Participate as needed.

  • Lead opportunity prioritization and Improvement phase scope development

  • Partner with plant/business personnel to ensure continuing alignment on PA project scope, targets and schedule

  • Develop and execute project communication plan

  • Overall accountability for execution of improvements

  • Adjust resource plan for targeted opportunities. Secure additional resources if needed.

  • As needed, plays an active role in scope development and implementation

  • Responsible for value generation calculation and reporting to Program Lead

  • Facilitates creation of control plans for improvements

  • Complete requirement document management activities

  • Document results and share learnings (closure report)

*Required Qualifications: *

  • Experience leading automation projects including resources, schedule and scope definition is required.

  • Background in Process Control and Automation, including data analysis and control strategy development is required. Experience with automation solutions in batch and continuous processes is necessary. Able to recommend control strategies to improve specific process performance issues

  • Fluent in English

  • Travel could be up to 25% depending on location and work demands

*Preferred Qualifications: *

  • Experience in the PA Methodology is desired. Understanding the keys project steps and deliverables is important.

  • Knowledge of Dow’s PA data analysis tool set is desired. Experience with other process data analysis tools is acceptable

  • Production experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

  • Certified 6 Sigma Black Belt is preferred, but not required

*Education: *

  • A minimum of Bachelor of Science Degree is required.

  • Chemical Engineering is preferred.

About Dow:

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

*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


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