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Civil/Structural/Architectural Engineer


INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees are empowered to make a difference?

Organizational context and job purpose

INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA is one of the largest integrated producers of olefins and polyolefins in North America.  From its manufacturing locations at Chocolate Bayou and LaPorte, Texas, it is a merchant marketer of butadiene, ethylene, polypropylene, and high-density polyethylene with annual revenue of over $2 billion.

How the Role Fits In:

The Civil/Structural/Architectural (CSA) Engineer works with other discipline engineers across the O&P business to define Capital Project scope of work and ensure that project designs meet industry and INEOS specifications.  The CSA Engineer participates in scope of work interdisciplinary reviews of engineering deliverables to ensure alignment between engineering and business objectives.  This role supports the delivery of the business wide capital project portfolio.  The CSA Engineer functionally reports to an Engineering Lead.

Purpose of Job

The CSA Engineer leads scope definition and Engineering Quality Assurance efforts for the Civil/Structural/ Architectural component of projects and ensures that designs meet Business and Project Objectives. The CSA Engineer is the INEOS O&P Technical Authority for CSA and will review/approve CSA drawings on behalf of INEOS.  The CSA Engineer will also be tasked with reviewing, creating, and updating INEOS CSA specifications as needed. 

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

General Responsibilities on Projects

  • Support the development of Scope of Facilities Documents, Options Maps for Alternative Designs, and Project Design Basis documentation
  • Review/Validate updates made to the Basic Engineering Design Data (BEDD).
  • Participate in Risk Assessment meetings and provide perspective as to how identified risks affect CSA design/scope and mitigation strategies to minimize if not eliminate the identified risks.
  • Develop CSA Engineering Quality Management plans
  • Develop CSA design philosophies to be included in the RFP/Instructions to bidders
  • Work with Engineering Managers to identify additional required specifications for CSA.
  • Support Engineering Managers in defining the engineering deliverables required for CSA based on the scope work.
  • Support Engineering Managers in developing the Hold & Review Plans for CSA deliverables.
  • Support/participate in applicable Value Improving Practices (VIP) Workshops
  • Ensure IGGN requirements for design and ASSET CARE are incorporated into scopes of work.
  • Participate in INEOS interdisciplinary reviews of all engineering deliverables in accordance with the engineering document distribution matrix as required (i.e., Squad Check).
  • Identify/Verify the list of applicable field services/studies (e.g., geotech studies) required to support engineering efforts.
  • Work with the QA/QC Manager and the Construction Manager to develop Inspection Test Plans (ITPs) for prefabricated CSA scope items as well as ITPs for CSA construction activities
  • Consult SHE Leads and CMs on the development of SHE plans as it relates to CSA work (e.g., excavations, shoring requirements, dewatering strategies, quick soil dry out options, etc.).
  • Work with Environmental Managers to identify all applicable permits affected by the CSA scope and/or affects the CSA scope.
  • Participate in technical evaluations of engineering and construction contractors being considered for the scope of work.
  • Review change notifications submitted to projects and provide guidance to Engineering Managers and Project Managers as to whether the change is valid and whether the change is a true scope change or design evolution.
  • Participate in Path of Construction Discussions and subsequent CSA Construction Work Package sequencing strategy for projects.
  • Provide conceptual design/input to support development of early stage estimates and review the basis for later stage estimates and proposals.
  • Support Start-Up activities as per the Start-Up Plan as applicable
  • Support Performance Testing as applicable
  • Contribute to Close Out Reports
  • Assist in the development and capture of Lessons Learned

Skills & Knowledge Required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering required
  • Current Texas Professional Engineer License preferred
  • Min. 10 years of experience working as a civil structural engineer required.


  • Candidate shall be well versed in industry codes, standards, and requirements (ASCE, AISC, ACI, IBC, PIP, OSHA, TxDOT, USACE, etc.)
  • Ability to utilize standard CSA software such as StaadPro or RISA3d is required
  • Ability to read standard CSA calculations
  • Building design experience preferred
  • Member of Industry Recognized Organization (e.g., ASCE) preferred
  • Experience with modular design/construction preferred
  • Drainage Design Experience preferred
  • Railway Design experience preferred
  • Levee design and Flood Mitigation experience preferred
  • Barge Dock design experience preferred

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